Electronic Engineering

What is Electronic Engineering?

Electronic engineering is a rapidly advancing profession and is the driving force
behind the development of the world’s information technology. Electronic
engineers create, design and develop everyday devices like the mobile phone,
portable music devices and computers. Electronic engineering offers a broad range
of exciting career challenges including producing new innovations and
developments in telecommunications, robotics, computing hardware and power
and electrical equipment.

What do Electronic Engineers do?

Electronic engineering develops the way electricity is used to control
equipment. Electronic engineers continually improve the quality of our
lives through the development of new equipment in the fields of
medicine, communications, computing, security, business and
entertainment. It is a challenging and creative
profession which, by using the latest state-of-the-art technology, has brought us MP3
players, digital cameras, security systems,
improved weather forecasting, electronic
medical devices and so many other things that
we now take for granted. Electronic engineering allows students to specialise in a
variety of areas including:
• Audio, visual and light electronic equipment:
creating and advancing developments in the audio-visual entertainment and information systems and the
light electronic equipment sector including
Playstations, digital cameras and microwaves.

Control systems and automation: developing equipment to aid transport and
the control of automated systems in industry including robots, navigational control
systems and radar.
• Microelectronics: developing the miniaturisation of electronic systems including microchips and applying
electronic engineering to medical applications to develop equipment including hearing aids and pacemakers.
• Telecommunications: designing and developing technologies for broadcast, mobile and optical communications.

Career Opportunities

As an electronic engineering graduate you could
• Be responsible for a new advanced control system used to
launch and navigate the next spaceship
• Create the next audio-visual technology
• Design a robot to drive the car!
Employers of electronic engineering
graduates include:
Analog, Boston Scientific, Eirgrid, IBM, Intel,
Festo, Motorola, Siemens and government
bodies to name but a few
Electronic Engineering