Online Master’s Degrees in Electronics Engineering

An online master’s degree in electronics engineering may provide students with the training and skills needed to design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electronic equipment. In these upper-level programs, students may learn how to analyze electrical system components, develop maintenance and testing schedules for electronic equipment, and develop applications for electronic properties. Coursework within these programs may include electives catered toward specific areas of concentration as well as major-specific courses, such as communications systems engineering, micro-controllers, and digital design.

Graduates may seek employment or further their education and enroll in a doctoral degree programs in electronics engineering. Master’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities working for manufacturing companies, engineering firms, and electrical power generating businesses.

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 electronics engineering may combine major-specific courses alongside several electives geared toward a specific area of concentration, such as microelectronics, communications, computers, optoelectronics, and computer engineering. Students enrolled in these upper-level programs may study computational and experimental aspects of engineering, communication systems, microwave and RF systems, and digital systems. Core electronics engineering courses may include the following:

  • Electronics Systems
  • Micro-controllers
  • Analog Integrated Circuits
  • Communications Systems Engineering
  • Digital Design
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Computational Methods in Engineering

Career Options

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

Possible careers include:

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Electronics Installer

Continuing Education

Graduates of an online master’s degree in electronics engineering may decide to pursue additional education and enroll in a doctoral degree in electronics engineering. These research-heavy PhD programs may offer students an area of concentration, including semiconductors, integrated circuits, power electronics, and biomedical instrumentation.

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

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