Your complete guide to a PhD in Electronics & Embedded Technology

Everything you need to know about studying a PhD in Electronics & Embedded Technology

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Electronics is the study of electric currents and electronic equipment. It includes designing electric circuits and understanding the role of various components, like transistors, microchips, semiconductors, and many others. In the modern tech world, Electronics has applications in almost any area one can think of, from communication to medicine, from financial transactions to military utilities, and everything in between.

Embedded Technology is a subfield of Electronics and studies the development, implementation, and testing of small computer systems that are included in most electronic devices we use daily. These computers or embedded systems are designed to perform specific or repetitive functions automatically. You can find embedded systems in refrigerators, smart light bulbs, Bluetooth speakers, microwave ovens, wireless keyboards, home security systems, etc.

People often confuse Electronics or Electronics Engineering with Electrical Engineering. The main difference is that Electronics focuses on smaller electronic devices and tools, while Electrical Engineering deals with large scale projects, like power stations, power grids, and the distribution of electrical power.

Electronics courses and Embedded Systems courses vary from one degree and university to another. In general, students can expect to take classes in Mathematics, Optics and Electromagnetism, Engineering Programming, Power Technology, Analogue Devices, Digital Devices, High-Frequency Systems, etc.

Graduates from electronics and embedded technology can mostly find jobs in the automotive, computer technology and consumer electronics industries and choose from the follow career options: embedded system engineer, embedded systems designer, software engineer, design engineer, electronics technologist/engineer, electronics drafter, software/chip developer.

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Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017)
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, United States 2
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, United States 3
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, United States 4
National University of Singapore Singapore, Singapore 5
Tsinghua University Beijing, China 6
Peking University Beijing, China 7
Stanford University Stanford, United States 8
University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, China 9
Seoul National University Anyang, South Korea 10
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Daejeon, South Korea 11
Harvard University Cambridge, United States 12
Fudan University Shanghai, China 13
Northwestern University Evanston, United States 14
Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China 15
Rice University Houston, United States 16
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland 17
Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, South Korea 18
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, United States 18
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom 20
University of Chicago Chicago, United States 21
Jilin University Changchun, China 22
University of Texas at Austin Austin, United States 23
Soochow University Taipei, Taiwan 24
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China 25
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, United States 26
Nanjing University Nanjing, China 27
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom 28
Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Enjitsu, South Korea 29
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland 30
Korea University Seoul, South Korea 31
National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan 32
Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea 33
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, China 34
National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu, Taiwan 35
Pennsylvania State University State College, United States 36
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, United States 37
Imperial London, United Kingdom 38
Xiamen University Xiamen, China 39
University of Washington Seattle, United States 40
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, United States 41
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology Ulsan, South Korea 42
Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin, China 43
City University of Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 44
Wuhan University Wuhan, China 45
The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 46
Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China 47
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States 47
TU Dresden Dresden, Germany 49
Cornell University Ithaca, United States 50
Aalto University Helsinki, Finland 101
Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark 101
Autonomous University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 101
Brown University Providence, United States 101
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, United States 101
Central South University Changsha, China 101
Donghua University Shanghai, China 101
Drexel University Philadelphia, United States 101
Duke University Durham, United States 101
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Eindhoven, Netherlands 101
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Gwangju, South Korea 101
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden 101
KU Leuven Brussels, Belgium 101
Kyung Hee Cyber University Seoul, South Korea 101
McGill University Montréal, Canada 101
National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan 101
Princeton University Princeton, United States 101
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, United States 101
Rutgers University New Brunswick, United States 101
Shanghai University Shanghai, China 101
Southwest University China Chongqing, China 101
Texas A&M University College Station, United States 101
Australian National University Canberra, Australia 101
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong (SAR) 101
Melbourne Business School Melbourne, Australia 101
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia 101
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, United States 101
Tongji University Shanghai, China 101
Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Ireland 101
Jaume I University Castellón de la Plana, Spain 101
University of California, Davis Davis, United States 101
University of California, Riverside Riverside, United States 101
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, United States 101
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, United States 101
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) Nuremberg, Germany 101
University of Florida Gainesville, United States 101
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, United States 101
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, United States 101
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, United States 101
University of Notre Dame South Bend, United States 101
University of Paris Sud Orsay, France 101
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, United States 101
University of Strasbourg Strasbourg, France 101
University of Tennessee Knoxville Knoxville, United States 101
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Canada 101
Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden 101
Vanderbilt University Nashville, United States 101
Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis, United States 101
Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel 101
Arizona State University Tempe, United States 151
Autonomous University of Madrid Alcobendas, Spain 151
Boston University Boston, United States 151
Chalmers University of Technology Göteborg, Sweden 151
Chongqing University Chongqing, China 151
Emory University Atlanta, United States 151
Freie Universität Berlin Berlin Steglitz, Germany 151
Ghent University Ledeberg, Belgium 151
Griffith University Nathan, Australia 151
Harbin Engineering University Harbin, China 151
Hong Kong Baptist University Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India 151
Iowa State University Ames, United States 151
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, United States 151
Konkuk University Kuri, South Korea 151
Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan 151
Linköping University Linköping, Sweden 151
Nanjing University of Technology Nanjing, China 151
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Xiaolingwei, China 151
Nanjing University of Science and Technology Nanjing, China 151
Politecnico di Milano Milano, Italy 151
Pusan National University Yangsan, South Korea 151
RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany 151
Sapienza University of Rome Roma, Italy 151
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel 151
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel 151
University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia 151
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Tokyo Institute of Technology Meguro, Japan 151
University at Buffalo Buffalo, United States 151
University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Buffalo, United States 151
University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada 151
University of Antwerp Antwerpen, Belgium 151
University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 151
University of Bath Bath, United Kingdom 151
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Irvine, United States 151
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 151
University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands 151
University of Houston Houston, United States 151
University of Jinan Jinan, China 151
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Mainz, Germany 151
University of Münster Münster, Germany 151
University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom 151
University of Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany 151
University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 151
University of the Basque Country Lejona, Spain 151
University of Twente (UT) Enschede, Netherlands 151
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee, United States 151
University of Zaragoza Delicias, Spain 151
Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands 151
Yale University New Haven, United States 151
Aix-Marseille University Marseille, France 201
Bar Ilan University Ramat Gan, Israel 201
Beijing Normal University Beijing, China 201
Bilkent University Çankaya, Turkey 201
Chemnitz University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany 201
Chungbuk National University Wanju, South Korea 201
Chung-Ang University Seoul, South Korea 201
Chungnam National University Seoul, South Korea 201
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Villeurbanne, France 201
Clemson University Clemson, United States 201
Complutense University of Madrid Madrid, Spain 201
Deakin University  Burwood, Australia 201
East China Normal University Shanghai, China 201
ESPCI ParisTech Paris, France 201
Ewha Womans University Seoul, South Korea 201
Florida State University Tallahassee, United States 201
Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) Graz, Austria 201
Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany 201
Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan 201
Humboldt University Berlin Berlin, Germany 201
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Khargapur, India 201
Inha University Incheon, South Korea 201
Grenoble INP, Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France 201
Jianghan University Wuhan, China 201
Jiangsu University Zhenjiang, China 201
Jinan University Guangzhou, China 201
Johannes Kepler University Linz Linz, Austria 201
King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 201
King's College London London, United Kingdom 201
Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands 201
Michigan State University East Lansing, United States 201
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) Moscow, Russia 201
Nagoya University Nagoya, Japan 201
Northeast Normal University Changchun, China 201
Northeastern University Boston, United States 201
Northeastern University China Shenyang, China 201
Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi'an, China 201
University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France 201
Qingdao University of Science and Technology Qingdao, China 201
RMIT University Melbourne, Australia 201
Shinshu University Matsumoto, Japan 201
Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore, Singapore 201
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, United States 201
Darmstadt University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany 201
TU Berlin Berlin, Germany 201
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 201
The Ohio State University Upper Arlington, United States 201
The University of Akron Akron, United States 201
The University of New Mexico Albuquerque, United States 201
University College Cork Cork, Ireland 201
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 201
University of Basel Basel, Switzerland 201
University of Bayreuth Bayreuth, Germany 201
University of Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom 201
University of Bologna Bologna, Italy 201
University of Bremen Bremen, Germany 201
University of Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom 201
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada 201
University of Central Florida Orlando East Mobile Home Park, United States 201
University of Connecticut Storrs, United States 201
University of Delaware Newark, United States 201
University of Duisburg-Essen Essen, Germany 201
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Chengdu, China 201
University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany 201
University of Geneva Genève, Switzerland 201
University of Hamburg Hamburg, Germany 201
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland 201
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, United States 201
Friedrich Schiller University Jena Jena, Germany 201
University of Kentucky Lexington, United States 201
University of Kiel Kiel, Germany 201
University of Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom 201
University of Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom 201
Philip University in Marburg Marburg, Germany 201
University of Milano - Bicocca Sesto San Giovanni, Italy 201
Université de Mons Mons, Belgium 201
University of Montpellier Montpellier, France 201
University of North Texas Denton, United States 201
University of Nottingham Nottingham, United Kingdom 201
University of Padua Padua, Italy 201
University of Rochester Rochester, United States 201
Tor Vergata University of Rome Roma, Italy 201
University of Sao Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 201
University of South Australia Adelaide, Australia 201
University of South Carolina Columbia, United States 201
University of Trieste Trieste, Italy 201
University of Tsukuba Naka, Japan 201
Ulm University Ulm, Germany 201
University of Utah Salt Lake City, United States 201
University of Vienna Vienna, Austria 201
University of Warwick Coventry, United Kingdom 201
University of Würzburg Würzburg, Germany 201
Paris Diderot University Paris, France 201
Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria 201
Waseda University Shinjuku, Japan 201
Beihang University Beijing, China 51
Columbia University New York City, United States 51
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Delft, Netherlands 51
Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea 51
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Karlsruhe, Germany 51
King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 51
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 51
Monash University Clayton, Australia 51
Nankai University Tianjin, China 51
National Chiao Tung University Hsinchu, Taiwan 51
North Carolina State University Raleigh, United States 51
Sorbonne University Paris, France 51
Purdue University West Lafayette, United States 51
Shandong University Jinan, China 51
South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China 51
Southeast University Nanjing, China 51
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 51
Tianjin University Tianjin, China 51
Tohoku University Sendai-shi, Japan 51
Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France 51
University of California, San Diego San Diego, United States 51
University of Maryland College Park, United States 51
University of Toronto Pickering, Canada 51
University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, United States 51
Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an, China 51
Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing, China 76
Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing, China 76
California Institute of Technology - Caltech Pasadena, United States 76
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, United States 76
Dalian University of Technology Dalian, China 76
East China University of Science and Technology Shangyu, China 76
Fuzhou University Fuzhou, China 76
Hunan University of Arts & Science (Changde University) Changde, China 76
Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan 76
Lanzhou University Lanzhou, China 76
Lund University Lund, Sweden 76
Osaka University Osaka-shi, Japan 76
Sichuan University Chengdu, China 76
Technical University of Munich München, Germany 76
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Copenhagen, Denmark 76
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76
The University of Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom 76
University of Queensland Saint Lucia, Australia 76
UCL London, United Kingdom 76
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, United States 76
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich München, Germany 76
University of Science and Technology Beijing Beijing, China 76
University of Southern California Los Angeles, United States 76
University of Wollongong Wollongong, Australia 76
Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) Wuhan, China 76
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