Electrical Engineering Degrees

Do you have what it takes for an electrical engineering career?

Are you interested in the way things are powered and the application of energy and electricity? Electrical engineering is the study of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism, and focuses on the study of electrical systems like circuits, motors, generators, transformers and magnetic devices. A graduate with a degree in electrical engineering will find their services in-demand within a variety of industries both old and new, including hydroelectricity, telecommunications, computer engineering and manufacturing and the military.

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Like those pursuing civil engineering degrees or mechanical engineering degrees, electrical engineering students specialize in sub-discipline within the wider engineering field. In their case, the focus of electrical engineering schools is to show students how to design, construct, test and maintain electrical equipment and electrical systems for powering anything from a manufacturing plant to a city block.

Earning Your Electrical Engineering Degree

Students entering an electrical engineering degree will typically already have a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering. This means that electrical engineering degrees are often pursued as graduate-level programs. Prior to reaching this point, students will be expected to possess – through their bachelor's coursework – an impressive knowledge of the theories of physics and mathematics required to comprehend the more advanced and complex courses in electrical engineering.

In order to find a major electrical engineering career, engineers must have professional certification. This can be achieved by pursuing a Master of Science in electrical engineering or a Master of Engineering in electrical engineering. These typically add two or three years of study on top of the four-year bachelor's program. Online electrical engineering degrees are available to those interested in pursuing their professional certification while also working a full-time job. An electrical engineering degree online can save time and money for those already engaged in a career.

Careers in Electrical Engineering

Those who complete their Master of Engineering in electrical engineering and pass their professional certification will enter a world of almost limitless opportunities in helping to design new technologies and electrical systems and update old ones. In the present "green age" where industries and consumers are demanding more and more out of their energy systems while also looking to conserve, there are countless electrical engineering jobs for talented and ambitious graduates. Electrical engineering careers include independent electrician jobs and contracted or full-time electricians within the automotive, aircraft, navigation and construction industries.