Electrical and Electronics Engineering
What can I do with my course in electrical and electronics engineering?
- Careers in electrical and electronics engineering
- Skills and related occupations
- Salary and job outlook
Careers in electrical and electronics engineering
As an electrical and electronics engineer you will be involved with the planning, design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electronics and electrical systems.
You work with power generation, distribution, scheduling and usage; automation and factory control; electronic systems and devices; and integrated circuit design.
You will typically work in a professional office setting, either for a private engineering company, as part of an engineering department, or for Governments at the municipal, state, or federal levels.
You will generally work with a multidisciplinary team to: design circuits; manage projects; program software; oversee the installation, location, layout and transmission mediums; maximise system performance; monitor electrical safety; oversee the work of contractors and research new technologies.
Skills and attributes
Key skills that electrical and electronic engineers demonstrate:
- Technical and engineering skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
- Investigation and research techniques
- Teamwork skills
- Project management skills
Related occupations include:
- Computer engineer
- Telecommunications engineer
- PLC programmer
- Electrical maintenance engineer
- Research engineer
Salary and job outlook
You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for electrical and electronics engineers at Graduate Careers Australia.
Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.
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