The Midwestern state of Ohio has many educational opportunities for you if you want to study electrical engineering. Overall, there are 53 electrical engineering schools in the state. Associate's degrees are awarded at 42 of these schools, and 26 schools have Bachelor's degree programs. Sixteen Ohio schools have Master's degree programs and 14 schools offer PhD programs. There are also two schools in the state with certificate programs.
The courses you take and education you receive depend on which degree you decide to pursue. A certificate is the shortest option, requiring about 30 credits and one year of study. An Associate's degree is made up of 60 credits, which takes an average of two years. These credits may transfer to a Bachelor's degree program.
A Bachelor's degree, which is required for engineering licensure, includes 120 credits in general education and engineering courses. Some of the courses you may have to take include Introduction to Semiconductors, Electronic Circuits, and Electric Power Engineering.
If you want an advanced degree, you can choose between a Master's degree or PhD. You must earn 30 credits for a Master's degree, which should take you about two years. A PhD, however, usually takes between five and seven years.
Since there are so many engineering schools in Ohio, there is a wide range of tuition costs in the state. The average cost of tuition is $15,100. If you attend a two-year school, your tuition costs may be significantly lower than the state average.
Ohio engineering scholarships can help pay for part of your education. The Associated General Contractors of Ohio give $1000 scholarships to engineering students every year. You can also apply for scholarships funded by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.
In order to work as an engineer in Ohio, you have to get your engineering license from the Ohio Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors Board. The board requires you to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. At that point, you can apply for your license. After approving your application, the board will send you your license in the mail.