Electrical engineering degree courses normally take three years to complete, and provide students with technical knowledge across a wide range of subjects including mechanics, mathematics, programming, design and manufacture. Some courses begin with a general education on engineering before moving on to more specialised expertise in the second and third years of study.
If you’re interested in technology and have a natural aptitude for maths and physics, an electrical engineering degree will help you to carve out a career which uses your problem solving skills to design, build and maintain electrical systems that make life quicker, easier and better for technology users around the world.
Undergraduate courses in electrical engineering can include units on circuit design, medical electronics, computer engineering and electrical construction, but subjects vary from course to course, so make sure you compare a few unis to make sure that you find the right one for you. For example, some courses are geared towards sustainable engineering solutions, whilst others focus more on computing or circuit design.
With a degree in electrical engineering, you might go into power systems, helping prevent electricity blackouts and keeping communities supplied with power as demand for electricity continues to grow. You could also go into research and development, working towards the next generation of cutting-edge technologies.
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