Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. This field first became an identifiable occupation in the later half of the 19th century after commercialization of the electric telegraph, the telephone, and electric power distribution and use. Subsequently, broadcasting and recording media made electronics part of daily life. The invention of the transistor, and later the integrated circuit, brought down the cost of electronics to the point they can be used in almost any household object.

Electrical engineering has now subdivided into a wide range of subfields including electronics, digital computers, computer engineering, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, radio-frequency engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and microelectronics. Many of these subdisciplines overlap with other engineering branches, spanning a huge number of specializations such as hardware engineering, power electronics, electromagnetics & waves, microwave engineering, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, renewable energies, mechatronics, electrical materials science, and much more. See glossary of electrical and electronics engineering.

Electrical engineers typically hold a degree in electrical engineering or electronic engineering. Practicing engineers may have professional certification and be members of a professional body. Such bodies include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (formerly the IEE).

Electrical engineers work in a very wide range of industries and the skills required are likewise variable. These range from basic circuit theory to the management skills required of a project manager. The tools and equipment that an individual engineer may need are similarly variable, ranging from a simple voltmeter to a top end analyzer to sophisticated design and manufacturing software.

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Matching Electrical and Electronics Engineering Colleges

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $30,604 average out-state tuition; $10,008 average in-state tuition

University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,448 average out-state tuition; $53,448 average in-state tuition

University of California-Berkeley

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

Four or more years; Public; $36,744 average out-state tuition; $10,398 average in-state tuition

San Jose State University

Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Four or more years; Public; $31,681 average out-state tuition; $14,255 average in-state tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

Four or more years; Public; $26,684 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Majors

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

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Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

Up to $250,000 November 09, 2022 See Details
 

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

award

Up to $250,000

deadline

November 09, 2022
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SMART Scholarship

United States Department of Defense (DoD)

Up to $38,000 December 01, 2022 See Details
 

SMART Scholarship

United States Department of Defense (DoD)

award

Up to $38,000

deadline

December 01, 2022
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TE Connectivity African Heritage Scholarship Program

TE Connectivity Corporation

Up to $22,500 October 07, 2022 See Details
 

TE Connectivity African Heritage Scholarship Program

TE Connectivity Corporation

award

Up to $22,500

deadline

October 07, 2022
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Engineering Honors Scholarship - Greenville University

Greenville University

$20,500 Varies See Details
 

Engineering Honors Scholarship - Greenville University

Greenville University

award

$20,500

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UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

Up to $15,000 March 02, 2023 See Details
 

UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

March 02, 2023
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SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

award

$10,000

deadline

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ACI Foundation Fellowship Program

American Concrete Institute ConREF

Up to $15,000 November 01, 2022 See Details
 

ACI Foundation Fellowship Program

American Concrete Institute ConREF

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

November 01, 2022
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African American Leadership Society STEM Scholarship

United Way of South Hampton Roads

Up to $10,000 November 30, 2022 See Details
 

African American Leadership Society STEM Scholarship

United Way of South Hampton Roads

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

November 30, 2022
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HDR One Water Institute Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$10,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

HDR One Water Institute Scholarship

American Water Works Association

award

$10,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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