What's it like to be a Telecommunications Engineer?
Telecommunications Engineers design, plan and install complex telecommunications systems and networks. They are skilled in the installation and management of Mobile Networks, Internet Protocol (IP) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunications systems.
Tasks and duties
- Designing, developing, testing and installing voice and data telecommunications networks.
- Developing proposals and determining costs and timelines for telecommunications projects.
- Testing and implementing new products and services.
- Configuring networks and interconnected systems using equipment and components from multiple manufacturers and suppliers.
- Researching, analysing and designing system specifications.
- Analysing demand data and forecasted network growth to determine capabilities.
- Ensuring compliance with regulations and legislation.
- Identifying and solving issues with current network systems.
- Monitoring systems and identifying needs for upgrades and enhancements.
- Deciding the technology and hardware to be used in a network implementation.
Telecommunications Engineers are adept at troubleshooting, diagnosing and solving complex technological problems. They are employed by telecommunications providers of all sizes, and their related contractors and suppliers.
What can I earn as a Telecommunications Engineer?
How to become a Telecommunications Engineer
- Complete a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Telecommunications Engineering.
- Consider completing postgraduate study.
- Explore employment options in private industry, scientific or research organisations, or government departments such as transport, defence, health and education.