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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.1k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester

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    Businesses and industries are constantly developing new products and systems that require advanced technical knowledge.

    ET graduates use their technical and practical proficiency to implement and extend current technology, and may develop prototype products, optimize designs, manage system operations, or provide technical customer support. A specific job definition that demands these electronics skills is the hands-on approach to applying engineering methods and principles needed as members of engineering Design & Development teams. ET graduates' broad range of knowledge prepares them to engage in lifelong learning as new technologies emerge and to progress in their professional responsibilities.

    To meet industry's need for this type of worker, the SDSU ET program blends theoretical concepts with practical lab work, resulting in graduates who are well-grounded in current technology and in electronics principles and applications. Coursework integrates interpersonal and communication skills and relates electronics theory and applications to the real world. The curriculum includes coursework in management theory and operations management practice, to prepare graduates to manage workplace resources effectively.

    ET graduates will become professionals who:

    • apply principles of mathematics and science, modern management techniques, and technology to the solution of current and future problems in the field of electronics technology,
    • achieve positions of increasing responsibility or leadership with employers, professional organizations, or civic organizations in recognition of professional competence and the ability to function in team environments, and
    • complete licensure, certification, short courses, workshops, or advanced degrees in technical, professional, or management subject areas as they adapt to contemporary operations management practice and the global business environment.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester Tuition fee
    • USD 10146 Year (National)
    • USD 18044 Year (International)
    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120 credits
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Major Requirements
    • Introduction to Electronic Systems
    • Digital Electronics and Microprocessors and Lab
    • Techniques of Servicing
    • Analog Electronics and Lab
    • Advanced Analog Electronics and Lab
    • Microcontrollers and Networks and Lab
    • Advanced Digital Electronics and Lab
    • Power Systems and Lab
    • Circuit Boards and Design and Lab
    • Communication Systems and Lab
    • Industrial Controls and PLCs and Lab
    • Capstone Experience and Lab

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


  • Applicants should have an above average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" average (2.60 out of 4.00), or be in the top 60% of their class with suitable academic preparation for the intended major.
  • The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), while not required, is encouraged and strongly recommended for freshman applicants. Students who graduated from U.S. high schools must submit an SAT score.
  • Academic Transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached. All upper secondary school-level work need to be demonstrated through your transcripts. It is common for applicants to submit transcripts prior to completion of their final year of secondary school. If you must submit transcripts prior to completion, please indicate your expected graduation date.
  • Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.


    SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.


    South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

    • Dedicated faculty and staff
    • Quality new facilities
    • Excellent student leadership
    • Shared governance
    • Partnerships with local community
    • Robust and Integrated assessment program
    • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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