Electronics engineer

Electronics Engineering is similar to Electrical Engineering, but is more commercial in outlook. Electronics Engineers design and develop consumer products like television sets, computers, and kitchen appliances. They may also work on larger-scale projects like transportation systems or larger computer or communications networks.

Duties and tasks

  • Constructing and working with algorithms for design, development, and repair of electronics
  • Developing and working with the software to be used within those electronics
  • Devising and designing the components of electronics, like circuits, tubes, and systems
  • Engineering large-scale transportation, communications, and engineering systems
  • Monitoring the upkeep of those systems and troubleshooting as needed
  • Testing developed electronics and repairing as needed

Skills required

  • Ability to write clearly for a scientifically- and technically-minded audience
  • Excellent mathematical ability
  • Good working knowledge of systems analysis
  • Reading comprehension and oral communication skills
  • Technical know-how

Working conditions

Electronics Engineers are usually found in office settings. These may vary from companies dedicated exclusively to engineering to in-house engineering departments of larger companies to governmental agencies.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering 

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