Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other

Electronics and communications engineering might be a more rare degree; however, in an increasingly global environment in which new networks and communications systems must constantly be established, this is a growing field of study.It is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical, electronic, and related communications systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification. Electronics and communications engineers analyze and interpret data as well as modify communications processes and provide general technical guidance for clients.Graduates can find work in a variety of fields, including networking, telecommunications, the internet, radio, and computing technologies. Because of this, programs usually offer a number of different areas of specialization in addition to fundamental courses of study. The essential job duties of an electronics and communications engineer might include finding solutions to problems in network design, mobile communications, Internet protocols, networking protocols, and data servicing requirements.Students who major in electronics and communications engineering go on to receive their bachelor's and usually their master's degree as it is an extremely technical and innovative field. Bachelor's programs take four years to complete; however, some schools offer five-year professional engineering bachelor's programs that prepare graduates for immediate entry into the workforce, which usually facilitate some sort of internship or apprenticeship program.Classes take place both in the classroom and the lab, teaching students theory and then giving them a format in which to apply it. Internships are also common and supplement the skills learned in the classroom. The required and elective courses you would take for electronics and communications engineering majors vary considerably among institutions.

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University of California-Los Angeles

The University of California in Los Angeles, better known as UCLA, is one of 10 campuses in the UC system. With 109 academic departments and more than 125 majors offered, as well as an average of one billion dollars funded for research every year and...

“…First of all, UCLA is in one of the most amazing cities by far! Los Angeles has so much to offer within its grasps and if you think Los Angeles is boring then that is your fault. I would give UCLA a 9 out of 10 just because it is so diverse and...” – Katie

University of California-Berkeley

Founded in 1868, the University of California at Berkeley is the original member of UC System with a campus overlooking the San Francisco Bay. UC Berkeley is known for its liberal student activism, most notably The Free Speech Movement student...

“…Berkeley is a great school chock full of award-winning, book-publishing, enthusiastic professors who really know their stuff. If you take classes you're really interested in, you'll learn more. Don't forget about office hours, tutoring sessions, and...” – Karina from Los Angeles, CA

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Founded in 1817, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the state’s oldest university. U of M has very high research activity and is a often referred to as a Public Ivy. The university at Ann Arbor offers upwards of 260 degrees for undergraduates,...

“…The classes here are pretty intense. I'm a student in the college of Engineering, where group work is an important part of most classes. Most of the core classes like calculus, physics, and chemistry are very large classes, but they all have smaller...” – Elizabeth from Rochester Hills, MI

University of Arizona

Founded in 1885, the University of Arizona is a 4-year public institution in Tucson and the first university established in the Arizona territory. Arizona features 21 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom...

“…Not all of the learning you do is academic. Much of my first year was personal growth learning. Just be expected for both.” – Alexis from Phoenix, AZ

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a high-research institution located in Los Angeles, California, where it’s been educating students since 1880. The university is comprised of two campuses, the main University Park and the Health Sciences...

“…Being and engineering major and business minor I honestly believed USC is providing me with a well rounded education that will prepare me for future success. USC offers a variety of majors and minors to choose from and the opportunity to combine...” – Elton from Rowland Heights, CA

University of Miami

Founded in 1925, the University of Miami is a private research institution in south Florida. The U encompasses 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 180 fields of study. Away from the classroom, the Miami campus is home to...

“…the university of miami is an extremely beautiful college with a focus on the students. the academics are challenging and rewarding, but the school also has top-tier sports teams that students can cheer on to relieve their stresses. this is all set...” – computer science student

Miami University-Oxford

Founded in 1809, Miami University is a 4-year public research institution in southwest Ohio and the state’s second oldest university. Miami of Ohio confers bachelor’s degrees in over 120 fields of study. For recreation, Miami is home to a unique...

“…In my experience, the professors at Miami are passionate about their topics and really want the students to do well. Professors are readily available outside of class and eager to help the student learn. Students are heavily encouraged to be more...” – Demitrios from Chicago, IL

Marquette University

Founded in 1881 by the first Archbishop of Milwaukee, Marquette University is a Jesuit Catholic institution in Milwaukee. Marquette is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 80 academic majors combining focus on the...

“…The education here at Marquette is outstanding! The professors are very organized and will tell you the first day of class what is expected throughout the semester and what it will take to earn that A. Every professor has office hours during which...” – Rebecca from Chicago, IL

Washington University in St Louis

Founded in 1853 and named for George Washington, Washington University in St. Louis is a 4-year private research university. WashU encompasses seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 areas of study. For artistically...

“…The classes I have taken have been interesting and challenging. It's a good idea to do some research on the professor, but generally you can expect a good experience. Class size really varies. I've had classes with 12 students, but also classes with...” – Catlyne from Wheaton, IL

Trinity College

Originally founded as Washington College in 1823, Trinity College is a 4-year liberal arts college in Hartford and the second oldest college in Connecticut. Trinity offers bachelor’s degrees in 41 academic majors and provides the chance to earn 200...

“…All of the professors under whom I have studied so far have shown themselves to be extremely knowledgeable. The quality of the education, combined with the academic atmosphere, can be highly beneficial no matter what kind of learner you are. ” – Edwin from Havre, MT

Holmes Community College is a public, 2-year institution established primarily in Goodman, Mississippi. Along with the main campus, the college maintains satellite facilities in Kosciusko, Webster, Grenada, and Ridgeland. HCC offers a wide variety of...

“…I love this school. I have attended for the last year and the teachers are wonderful and they take time to help you. Their is always a sense of professionalism with each teacher. I couldn't see myself anywhere else. I know eventually I will have to...” – Pamela from Jackson, MS

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a 4-year STEM-focused institution in west central Indiana. Rose-Hulman grants bachelor’s degrees in 25 science, engineering, and mathematics-related fields of study. In addition, the institute...

“…If you are looking for a college that have everything you will need for a career in Science, Math, Engineering, or Technology Rose-Hulman has a course for everything.” – Jacob from New Castle, IN

Oregon Institute of Technology

The Oregon Institute of Technology is a public and state-supported institute of technology based in Klamath Falls, OR, and has satellite campuses in Seattle-Boeing and the Portland-Metro area. Entire degrees can be earned via Oregon Online and...

“…There is an extensive amount of information being taught at Oregon Institute of Technology, and excellent professors that are extremely willing to help you learn it. Since this college is on the smaller side, the professors know you by your name and...” – Lillian from Corvallis, OR

American Samoa Community College is a 2-year institution located on the American territory’s largest island of Tutuila. ASCC is home to 17 academic departments including a Samoan Studies program offering classes in the territory’s language and...

“…The school was the best. Things we learn here are way beyond the hardest. Kids are fun to hang out with.” – Aska from American Samoa