The commercialization of electric telegraph, telephone, and electric power distribution and use in mid of 19th century identified one of the most well known and highly paid professions called electrical engineering.
They generally deal with electricity but are not limited to. They also deal with a wide range of subfields such as electronics, electromagnetism, telecommunications and more.
After the discovery of Ohm’s law in 19th century, the first chair and worldwide faculty of electrical engineering was founded in Darmstadt University of Technology in 1882.
This branch of physics started to intensify more, when world’s first courses of electrical were introduced by Darmstadt University of Technology and Cornell University in 1983.
Based on QS world University Rankings by subject, we present you the top 5 Universities for electrical engineering 2013.
(MIT)Massachusetts Institute of Technology
First spot in the QS world University Rankings is crowned to MIT, which is also known as the Research Powerhouse. MIT has much notable research work on robotics, nanotechnology, quantum information process, cyber security, bio-EECS, and energy generation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most dominant names for engineering in electrical and computer science (EECS), but it also has many other subject strengths.
United States senator and former governor of California, Leland Stanford and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford founded an educational institute in loving memory of their only son Leland Stanford Jr. in 1891.
The research scope of Stanford University’s electrical engineering faculty is divided into six different categories. These include photonics/EM/quantum, software/hardware systems, bio electrical engineering, electronic systems technology and energy/environment.
This achievement of Stanford University started back in 1893, when University had a professor of engineering of electricity with primary focus on power station engineering.
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Established in 1868, The University of California, Berkeley has
- 1,582 full time, 500 part time faculty members
- 130 academic departments
- 80 interdisciplinary research units
All the above statistics makes Berkeley University one of the most highly active researches University of the World.
Some of the research departments of the University include artificial intelligence, robotics, physical electronics, and micro/nano electro mechanical systems.
University of Cambridge
After the top 3 spots taken by US based institutes, the United Kingdom origin tech giant, “University of Cambridge” came at fourth spot in QS world University Rankings by subject 2013.
With three dedicated groups for research, the university strongly focuses on photonics studies and research.
Radio frequency and power of microwave for industrial applications, electrical machines and drives’ design, solar cells, and power and energy conversion are some other notable research areas of University of Cambridge.
Founded in 1854 by the Swiss Federal Government, the ETH Zurich is one of the most consistent position holders of all major World university rankings. The students and professors of ETH Zurich have been awarded 21 noble prizes, the most famous of which is Albert Einstein.
Imaging technology and neural information processing are the two branches of biomedical engineering that are strongly emphasized by ETH Zurich’s Information Technology and engineering of electricity department.
Automatic control, neuroinformatics, millimeter wave electronics, and integrated systems are some other focused areas of research on ETH Zurich University.
Across 30 different subjects, highlighting the world’s top 200 universities, the first QS World University Rankings very published on 2011.