Masters in Electrical Engineering


What is Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering involves study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Many branches like power engineering, electronics, computer engineering have been branched out from electrical engineering. Electrical engineer’s tasks vary a lot. Some might design complex power systems, while some might design microscopic electronic devices and circuitry.

The field became an identifiable occupation after commercialization of the electric telegraph, the telephone, and electric power distribution and its use.


Requirements to Study Electrical Engineering

Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.


Core Subjects in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering aims to cover the basic fundamentals and principles and the subjects include:

  • Electrical Machines
  • Power systems
  • Control Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Drives
  • Electrical Measurement
  • Circuit theory
  • Image Processing
  • Signals and Systems

Specialisations in Electrical Engineering

Specialization Topics include:

  • Bioengineering, acoustics, and magnetic resonance engineering
  • Circuits
  • Communication systems
  • Control systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Microelectronics/photonics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Power and energy systems
  • Signal processing
  • Remote sensing and space science


Cost of Studying Electrical Engineering

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in Electrical Engineering engineering in the US are $36,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. They are almost the same in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$34000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.


Job Prospects after Masters in Electrical Engineering

COUNTRYAVERAGE SALARYMEDIAN SALARY
United States$53,498 - $111,800$73,121
United Kingdom£19,325 - £49,383£31,017
SwitzerlandCHF 42,525 - CHF 119,102CHF 82,701
Sweden$39,453 - $100,607$57,222
SingaporeS$24,061 - S$93,267S$43,746
New ZealandNZ$48,922 - NZ$108,312NZ$69,052
Netherland€25,250 - €69,873€42,788
Japan¥175,190 - ¥5,514,944¥3,336,343
Ireland€28,974 - €70,604€39,086
Germany€30,606 - €77,143€48,656
France€29,379 - €69,020€40,266
CanadaC$48,255 - C$102,083C$68,288
AustraliaAU$52,376 - AU$124,167AU$75,931


2019 Top Universities for Masters in Electrical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
California Institute Of Technology
Harvard University
University of California – Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
National University Of Singapore
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Texas at Austin
Purdue University West Lafayette
Cornell University


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