This article talks about master’s degree programs in electronics engineering and their education requirements, coursework, career choices, and continuing education choices.
Master’s Programs in Electronics Engineering
While master’s degree programs in electronics engineering are not available at any school, a master’s degree program in electrical engineering is available at most schools. Those seeking to develop advanced skills in the field of electronics design and development could benefit from enrolling into the program. The program offers a variety of concentrations to choose from, including an option in electronics engineering. Many programs aim at students currently employed in the electronics field who wish to broaden their knowledge in areas such as solid state technology and analog electronics. Program graduates would have to meet a GPA standard of 3.0 to cope with the demanding program.
Admission criteria typically require incoming students to hold an accredited bachelor’s degree in either computer or electrical engineering. They also must submit copies of prior academic transcripts and letters of recommendation, in addition to, in some schools, GRE scores. The TOEFL may have to be taken by international students.
Program graduates can expect to gain advanced skills in every facet of electronics design and development. With a focus on topic areas such as optics, robotics, and audio applications, coursework is devised to train students for careers or doctoral programs related to electronics design. Core coursework may cover topic areas such as:
•Global positioning systems
Program graduates may seek jobs in the electronics field, including in the development, research or testing of electrical control systems. They can choose from possible job positions such as:
•Automation project engineer
•Senior project engineer
•Automotive research engineer
•Senior electronics engineer
•Director of new product management
Continuing Education Choices
Program graduates who seek continuing education may choose to enroll in a doctorate program. Doctorate programs in electrical engineering are available at many schools, in addition to complementary specialties such as engineering management, devised to train program graduates in supervising groups of engineers. Both Doctor of Engineering (Eng.D.) and Ph.D. programs are available.