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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

What can I do with my course in Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

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 may 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 of a larger firm, 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.

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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

Some related roles may require further study or experience.  Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.

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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for secondary teachers at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

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