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Electrical Engineering Degrees

Electrical power and systems are at the heart of modern society – and so too are electrical and electronics engineers. Engineers specializing in these fields have transformed the 21st century with technologies such as universal electric power systems, television, radio and medical imaging to name just a few examples.

Among the most famous electronics and electrical engineers that you may have heard of are Nikola Tesla (pioneer of commercial electricity and electromagnetism), Thomas Edison (developer of the light bulb and inventor of the record player), Jack Kilby (inventor of the pocket calculator and the integrated circuit), Marcian Hoff (inventor of the microprocessor) and Martin Cooper (inventor of the mobile phone).

Electrical engineering degrees will equip students with knowledge of how the industry works, as well as giving them the engineering skills and technological knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical and electronic systems.

Key Skills

Common skills gained with an electrical engineering degree include:

  • Technical expertise
  • Strong numeracy
  • General IT skills
  • Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • Professional communication, spoken and written
  • The ability to create and interpret technical diagrams
  • Team work and people skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Budgeting
  • Data analysis
  • Understanding of current electrical health and safety regulations
  • Awareness of relevant contexts, such as business and environmental issues