Electrical/Electronics Engineer


Work Tasks

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS design, develop, test, and supervise the production of electrical and electronic equipment, such as power generators, and transmission devices used by electric utilities; and electric motors, lighting, and wiring in buildings, automobiles, aircraft, and broadcast and communications systems. They determine what function the equipment needs to perform; design, test, and fit parts together; and evaluate the overall effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety. They write performance needs and develop maintenance schedules. They also test equipment, solve operating problems, and estimate the time and cost of engineering projects.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree in engineering is usually required for beginning engineering jobs. Graduate training is essential for engineering faculty positions. Many engineers obtain graduate degrees in engineering to learn new technology, broaden their education, and improve opportunities for promotion. Registration may be required for electrical and electronic engineers. Registration requirements include a degree from an accredited engineering program, four years of relevant work experience, and passing 2 national examinations.