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Field of Study: Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering

Introduction

Electrical, electronics, and communications engineering programs prepare people to use math and science to design electrical and telecommunications systems.

 

Overview

Programs in electrical, electronics, and communications engineering include topics such as:

  • Electrical power generating systems
  • Superconductors
  • Wave propagation
  • Telecommunications technology
  • Fiber optics

Schools
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree, students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in electrical, electronics, and communications engineering. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four or five years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in electrical, electronics, and communications engineering. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.