Electrical engineering deals with the study and application of physics and mathematics combined with elements of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism to both large and small scale systems to process information and transmit energy. It covers a wide range of sub-fields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, and signal processing.
Courses in electrical engineering will teach students how the industry works, equipping them with the engineering skills necessary to design, assess and improve electrical systems.
After learning the foundations, students can specialise in their chosen area of interest (examples include power generation and supply, communications and media, and robotic systems). The courses comprise laboratory work, tutorials, lectures, project work in groups and as individuals.
It is often recommended that students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering go on to work before moving on to a master’s study. By doing so, bachelor degree holders obtain real-world practical experience. This can also be done during undergraduate studies via internships, or dual-study programmes.
Graduates with a degree in electrical engineering go on to pursue careers in energy, construction, manufacturing, transport, telecommunications, engineering and computing. Dependent on the stage of your career, or project phase, electrical engineers can work in various locations, whether that be in laboratories, offices, and building sites.
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