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Electronic inventions modernized our world. And today, humans rely on electronics to do everything from instantaneous banking to heating our homes. Learn about electronics and electrical engineering with online courses delivered through edX.

What is electronics?

When electrons travel through a vacuum, gas, or another medium, they produce what we know as electricity. Electronics is a branch of physics concerned with the design of circuits and the study of electrons under a variety of conditions. Electrical engineers oversee the design, testing, manufacture, construction, and monitoring of electrical and electronic devices, machinery, and systems. 

With our daily lives so intertwined with electronic devices, electronics and electrical engineering can be an exciting career path to explore. These fields deal primarily with the transmission of electrical power, whether it’s going into a computer’s semiconductor or traveling through local power lines.

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Electronics courses and curriculum

Covering a variety of topics, courses in electronics offered through edX are tailored to different learner levels and may also be self-paced. 

For example, introductory electronics courses may focus on foundational subject matter such as interactions of electrical power, energy and environment, basic electronics engineering, the principles of electronic circuits, and computation structures. Learners who want a more general understanding of electronics principles may opt to enroll in physics courses, which can provide a foundation and context for future learning.

A more specialized intermediate class can delve into the process of building amplifiers, the relationship between the mathematical representation of first-order circuit behavior, and the corresponding real-life effects and methods for improving the speed of digital circuits. Explore the wide range of topics that learners have to choose from with edX. 

Careers in electronics

Humans continue to discover new uses for electronic technology and power. For example, an increasing number of electric vehicles are hitting the road as consumers become more conscious of their environmental footprint. Electrical engineers and professionals who specialize in research, development, installation, and management of electrical equipment and systems can play critical roles in nearly every industry by solving modern problems. Expand your career possibilities in the field of electronics by enrolling in an online course today.