Online Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering

An online master’s degree in electrical engineering may provide students with the skills and training needed to design, develop, test, and maintain the manufacturing of electrical equipment. In these upper-level programs, students may learn how to design new ways to utilize electrical power, test to ensure the products meet specifications, and evaluate problems and determine solutions. Coursework within these programs may include electives pertaining to specific concentrations as well as major-specific courses, such as energy conversion, signal analysis, and digital communications.

Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or further their education and enroll in a doctoral degree program. Master’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities working for manufacturing companies, engineering service firms, and electric power generation facilities.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 6% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online master’s-level program in electrical engineering may include major-specific courses and electives, such as signal processing, energy systems, software systems, and electronics. Students enrolled in these upper-level programs may learn how to design and conduct experiments, solve engineering problems, and study electromagnetism. Core electrical engineering courses may include the following:

  • Linear Systems
  • Signal Analysis
  • Wireless Networks
  • Power Electronics
  • Digital Communications
  • Energy Conversion
  • Quantum Transit

Career Options

Graduates of online masters’ degree programs in electrical engineering may find careers working in research and development, engineering, manufacturing, electric power generation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as electrical and electronics engineers are expected to increase by 6% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Biomedical Engineer

Continuing Education

Graduates of online master’s degree programs in electrical engineering may pursue additional education and enroll in a doctoral degree program in electrical engineering. These research-heavy PhD programs may include a dissertation requirement, and students may study mathematics, computers, and engineering principles.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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