Jobs for Electronic Engineers

Studying to become an electrical or electronic engineer will usually involve undertaking an undergraduate degree programme, giving you a degree-level qualification. This process takes around 3-4 years, depending on whether you choose to go on placements and get some real experience in the industry as well. It is a good degree to have and will open up lots of doors, providing good opportunities for people who are intelligent, hardworking, gifted in maths and science and willing to learn.

These are some of the most common career paths for electronic engineers:

  • Control and instrumentation engineer. This involves the development of new control systems and will see you both designing and testing electronics.
  • Systems analyst. More analytical than creative and practical, you will be working with existing systems and circuits to test them and their capabilities.
  • Network engineer. This role will use electronics in the design and implementation of new communications systems and networks.