Why you should consider studying an Electrical Engineering course abroad
27th Feb, 2018

Why you should consider studying an Electrical Engineering course abroad

Why you should consider studying an Electrical Engineering course abroad

Engineering is a difficult path of study, and international students should be prepared to put in long hours studying and working on projects. Although it is more challenging than many other degree programs, studying engineering abroad can open up the door to many lucrative and rewarding career opportunities.

If you enjoy problem solving, math, science, and more, studying engineering may be right up your alley.

Engineering has various streams of study, the basic being chemical engineering, civil engineering, , electrical engineering, mechanical engineering,  Other streams that have gained credence over the past couple of decades include aerospace engineering, computer engineering and software engineering. With environmental issues staring us in the face like never before, environmental engineering has also become a sought after subject of study.

If you like the idea of creating electrical systems which could help millions of people on a day to day basis, like the systems used in phones, or computers, then read these reasons to study Electrical & Electronic Engineering.  

  • It's easy to get your first job

Electrical Engineering students find their first job fairly easily, because most employers search for fresh minds with good training. They are glad to get young people they can mold to their own specific needs and turn them into experts. This is also the reason why electrical engineers are the most valued in the job market.

  • Electrical Engineers enjoy high starting salaries

Electrical & Electronic Engineering is firmly in the top half of starting salary brackets, with a salary in a professional job rising above £24,000. This means that graduates with an electrical engineering degree get rewarded nicely for the money and time put in. With Electrical Engineering, you are helping society and getting paid a decent wage for doing so.

  • You can work in another country

Working as an electrical engineer creates lots of opportunities to apply your trade in other countries. The laws of math, electricity, and physics are universal, and your gained knowledge doesn't limit you to only the country you studied in.

There are a lot of international companies that need electrical engineers, and they are willing to employ people from other countries. Also, most of them operate on an international level, which offers you additional options for travelling while working. Besides, you are usually getting paid well for it.

Here are some top countries offering Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering:

  • The United States
  • The United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Electrical Engineers are always in demand

With the rapid expansion of the technology sector over the last few decades, the demand for those who can create, understand and alter electrical control systems has risen accordingly. Computing for one is constantly evolving and therefore innovative new thinkers are required to configure new ideas and pave the way in electronics. 

According to the Engineering Report 2015, Engineering, including Electrical & Electronic Engineering, is one of the most in-demand professions in the UK, with vacancies set to rise into the millions come the turn of the decade. 

A degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering therefore develops your skills, and makes you highly sought after in a world where graduate job markets are unpredictable and tough.

  • Plenty of affordable study options

Electrical Engineering Master's degrees are some of the most popular in the world, after MBAs, and many can have steep tuition fees.

However, not all Electrical Engineering Masters are expensive.  You just have to know where to look and find the perfect location in terms of price and quality. More affordable doesn't mean you'll get an inferior learning experience, but you can find low-tuition Electrical Engineering Master's degrees in countries like: Finland, Austria, Belgium or Sweden among many others. 

  • Electrical Engineers are at the forefront of future technologies

Electrical engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics. What an exciting time to be alive and what an exciting time to be an electrical engineer. 

Are you considering to learn electrical engineering? Read more about our electrical engineering training and contact us for more information on the electrical engineering courses we offer at London TFE.

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