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Studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Without electricity, our world would probably come to a standstill. Electricity drives our vehicles, powers our computers and machines in factories. Electrical and electronic engineering (EEE) professionals design chips and circuits to have computers and machines running and also generate electricity in power plants, enabling us to go about our lives seamlessly and efficiently. With the sheer diversity in the machines, devices and power sources we use, electrical and electronic engineering has many sub-disciplines.

Some of the most popular universities in the United States that offer programmes in electrical and electronic engineering include:

  • University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Central Oklahoma University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Maryland University

Salary and Career Prospects

Electrical and electronic engineers are employed by electricity and power companies, transport companies, utilities, mining companies, manufacturing, the government and academia.

Some of the roles they take up are Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Power Electronic Engineer, Electrical Control System Engineer and Electronics Test Engineer.

Salaries vary based on job role, industry, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, electrical and electronic engineering professionals earn around $76,000 a year (53 lakhs INR).

Why study in USA?

The United States of America is the most popular destination for international students. Its universities are widely regarded as being among the best in the world for teaching, learning and research. In fact, American universities consistently outrank non-American universities in QS World Rankings every year.

The US economy is the world’s largest. The country is the birthplace of conglomerates like Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, Citi Group, Ford and Walmart. American companies operate in pretty much every sector or industry, ranging from IT and technology to pharmaceutical to retail, transport, and hospitality. Different regions of the United States are known for excelling in different industries. California, for example is a world-leading IT and technology hub and New York is a major business, banking and finance hub. In addition to this, several international agencies like the United Nations, World Bank are headquartered in USA.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, breathtakingly beautiful national parks and landscapes, excellent dining, hospitality and leisure options and historic buildings, museums and art galleries. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle are among the biggest cities.

There is no language barrier because English is the de facto official language. However, USA is a multicultural country and several hundred languages are spoken at community level.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit, or optional practical training (OPT) as it is called in the States for a period of up to 36 months.

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