Best Electrical Engineering Universities in the World in 2021

Whether you’re using a smartphone or a computer to read this page, it would never function without the ingenious work of electrical engineers. They are the ones who deal with circuits, transistors, batteries — things that power almost all gadgets, industries, and comforts that we are enjoying.

To begin a career in this field, you must first enrol in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering; and these are the best universities and colleges for future electrical engineers:

1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering: U.S. News Rankings 2021

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2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering: QS Rankings 2021

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3. Electrical and Electronic Engineering: World University Rankings 2021

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Student reviews of the best electrical engineering schools in the world

On many university pages on our portals, there are reviews left by students. These can help you to better understand the academic environment at a certain institution, and what you can expect from classes and student life in general.

Student reviews of universities on Studyportals' websites

Aalborg University

“In Denmark, they are working with a new technique, problem-based learning, which is completely different from what I’m used to. I think that it is good to learn new ways of studying to make your study more diverse. Instead of working alone, we are taught to work as teams and do projects that prepare us for our future jobs.”

Nanyang Technological University

“Some of the faculty are among the best human beings I know, and the school is really supportive of her students. There are many opportunities for paid work, as well as student-initiated activities. The students’ backgrounds are quite mixed though, and you get the entire span from really struggling, the mediocre unambitious to the super-geniuses.”

Southeast University

“I have enjoyed learning new things at this university and building life skills with my peers. It is fun to be able to explore the area, and there are lots of things to do. Courses are taught in a collaborative and engaging way but focus on independent study, which can make it harder to learn.”

University of Texas at Austin

“What struck me the most, and continues to impress me, is the fluid relationship between faculty and students. Teachers offer office hours for all of those who did not understand some material taught in class, as well as for those who simply want to learn a bit more about a certain topic. Inviting and really helpful.”

University of Technology Sydney

“This university has been very open and willing to help all students in need of academic help. It has a very encouraging warm and creative environment towards both local and international students. The teachers are always encouraging and willing to help in whatever way possible.”

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