How to become an electrical engineer

Design, study and implement electrical and electronic components and devices.

What does an electrical engineer do?

Electrical engineers design electronics in a variety of capacities. They conduct research on and design electrical component, equipment, or systems. At times, they also must test and maintain the machinery or equipment they have developed.

Duties and tasks

  • Designing electrical components like cathode ray tubes, circuit breakers, or conductors.
  • Developing larger electrical machinery like motors.
  • Interpreting research, drawings, specifications, and regulations to fit the problem at hand.
  • May specialise in fields like air traffic control, power generation, traffic systems, consumer products, electric motors, etc.
  • Planning, designing, and maintaining overall electrical systems or power distribution networks.
  • Surveying the operations of electrical systems and networks.

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