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Study a graduate program in electronics

What will I study in a graduate electronics program?

Graduate electronics programs provide a broad base of postgraduate courses that specialise in different sections of the electronics industry. You could take postgraduate courses in electronics design, electrical engineering or telecommunications electronics to name a few – but whatever you choose to study, you will gain specialised knowledge of electronics and electrical product design.
Expect modules on a graduate electronics program to include circuit design, electronic systems and nano-technology.
Particularly growing fields in the electronics sector include communications and electrical engineering.

Length of program

The length of a graduate electronics program depends on where you study and at what institution. Postgraduate courses generally last the following duration in these countries: 
  • UK – 1-2 years
  • US – 1-2 years
  • China – 1-2 years
  • Canada 1-2 years

Entry requirements

Getting on to graduate electronics program will normally require an undergraduate qualification in related topic such as electrical engineering. Contact your chosen institution for more details on entry requirements.

Career development

Postgraduate courses in electronics lead graduates into a variety of fields. Career opportunities include software development, chid design, system design and telecommunications. Many graduates go on to PhD study and continue in academia.

Apart from technical knowledge, you should also gain several transferable skills through your postgraduate course, such as creative problem-solving, how to turn concepts into reality and effective communication.

Some of the jobs included in this field are:
  • Electrical engineer
  • System designer
  • Mobile technology developer
  • Robotics

Fees and funding

The cost of graduate electronics programs varies widely from country to country depending on its curriculum. Remember that fees depend on whether you are a home, EU or international student. As a guide, expect to pay the following in these countries per year:
  • UK - £4,500 - £17,000
  • USA - $5,000 - $30,000
  • Germany  €2,000 - €5,000
  • Canada - $4,000-8,000
  • China – RMB 16,000-24,000

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