Online Electrical Engineering Degrees

Insider tips for choosing and succeeding in the right school and career

School Surprises

"Set Your Own Hours...
I was surprised to find out how easy and flexible getting an online education really was. Setting my own schedule and doing my work during hours that I chose was great. Plus, I had access to my instructors 24-7 via email, as well access via telephone during business hours. Now, I am currently working on my Bachelors, and after that I will continue onto my Masters. Online education is great!" (Electronics Engineer; 2013)

Career: 7 years of experience, currently based in Virginia, male
School: Studied Electronics at Excelsior College in New York; completed Associate degree in 2007

"Online Classes Were Challenging...
I was very surprised that the classes offered the same lectures to the students that went to NC State. The class was not a "watered-down" version of the actual class that was taught on campus." (Electrical Engineer; 2013)

Career: 20 years of experience, currently based in North Carolina, male
School: Studied Engineering at NC State in North Carolina; completed Master degree in 2012

"No Entrance Exam Required...
I was surprised that the program did not require an entrance exam (GRE, etc) in order to get accepted. I was also surprised that the program had an accelerated schedule that could allow you to complete your degree within 1 year." (Electrical Engineer; 2014)

Career: 11 years of experience, currently based in Arkansas, male
School: Studied Engineering at University Of Arkansas in Arkansas; completed Master degree in 2012

"Anyone Can Pay For College If They Want To Attend"...
I was surprised at the reasonable cost of an online education." (Electrician; 2013)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in Arizona, male
School: Studied Electrician at Phoenix University in Arizona; completed Bachelor degree in 2005

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Electrical Engineer

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Best School Tips

"Try To Plan Your Long-Term Path First...
I would recommend researching accreditation and transferability between schools. Some online schools are not accepted by other schools, so try to generate your long-term plans first and then find the school that fits into your plan." (Electronics Engineer; 2013)

"There Is Money For Your College Education...
Check out financial aid programs"" (Electrician; 2013)

"Managing Your Time Wisely While Taking Online Classes...
If you work full-time and take engineering on-line classes at NC State, manage your time wisely." (Electrical Engineer; 2013)

"Get Involved With Other Students...
Be engaged with the instructors and class participants. Many of the classes I took online had a discussion board available to the students and professors. It was a great way to meet others in the course and discuss questions or tips about the course." (Electrical Engineer; 2014)