Online Electrical Engineering Master’s Degree
An online electrical engineering master’s degree can help electrical engineers advance their career through increased technical knowledge in the specialty of their choice.
The degree program can be completed entirely online and is designed for working professionals. Most programs typically require students to have an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or a related field.
|Computer software systems|
|Electronic power and energy|
|Radiation systems and microwaves|
|Microelectronics and nanotechnology|
In an electrical engineering online master’s degree program, students can specialize in sub-fields such as signal processing and communication systems, electronics, electronic and integrated circuits and microelectronics. Core classes incorporate advanced technical knowledge, theory, research and applications.
|Computer software engineer, systems||$79,000|
|Senior electrical engineer||$98,000|
|Analog integrated circuit engineer||$101,000|
The United States will have about 2.4 million vacant jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math-related industries, the so-called STEM fields, between 2008 and 2018, according to a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
It’s no surprise then that the unemployment rate for electrical and electronics engineers in 2012 was only 3.4 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates should look for employment in growing fields such as wireless telecommunications, computer systems design and clean technology.
Median salaries range from about $71,000 for electronics engineers to about $98,000 for senior electrical engineers. Analog integrated circuit engineers can make more than $100,000 annually, according to PayScale, an online salary database.