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Electrical Engineer

Develop and design electrical systems by applying the physics and mathematics of electricity.
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What's it like to be an Electrical Engineer?

Electrical Engineers specialise in the engineering discipline of designing and developing new electrical systems. They use physics, mathematics and an understanding of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics to create, implement, and test systems that process and transmit energy.

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Electrical Engineers may work in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, transport, IT, energy and construction.

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How to become an Electrical Engineer


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To become an Electrical Engineer in Australia a university degree in engineering (with a major in electrical engineering) is usually required.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of engineering. This will usually be a Bachelor of Engineering (majoring in electrical engineering). Entry to these courses is generally based on Year 12 results and having met the requirements for prerequisite subjects (usually mathematics and physics).
  2. To work independently as an Electrical Engineer, most states require you to have a Professional Engineer’s Licence. This is usually gained after at least four years of practice as an engineer.
  3. Electrical Engineers may undertake a Masters of Electrical Engineering in order to increase their chances of becoming a consultant, manager or project leader.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours)

This degree will prepare you to work in the electrical engineering industry. It also includes an embedded honours year.

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Bachelor of Science

Develop broad skills in science to prepare for opportunities in a range of industries with this qualification.

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Diploma of Electrical Engineering

In this diploma you will learn to develop, maintain and diagnose faults on advanced electrical equipment and systems.

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Latest Electrical Engineer reviews

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May 2021
It is not easy to navigate around engineering consultancy but it does provide job satisfaction and diversity in career experience
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours)
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5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Building Services - Electrical
The good things
In my role as a building electrical services engineering consultant, there is a good mix of technical, management and communication elements in my daily tasks and responsibilities. Over the course of ...
The challenges
Depending on the company and role, a career in the building services engineering consultancy may mean that you are expected to spend a lot more time and effort at work than what you receive as remuner...
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Oct 2018
If i was not an electrical engineer, i would have wanted to be an electrical engineer!
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Engineering (Electrical)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Electrical engineering
The good things
Electrical engineering has very wide aspects in terms of fields and applications an engineer can get involved with. The roles you get offered as an electrical engineer will send you mentally and physi...
The challenges
Engineering in general is the first party in most businesses (in my experience) that gets the blame when things don’t turn up to be exact expectations of the external clients. This was very easy to ov...
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