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Study Electrical Engineering

Are you fascinated by electricity and its innumerable applications in the real world? Studying Electric Engineering could be your entry point into a lucrative career with many different specialisation opportunities.

$103,390

$103,390: median annual salary for electrical engineers  

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8.6% expected growth in electrical engineer job market 2016-2026

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$134,569: average annual salary of top electrical engineers

22,700

22,700 job openings expected each year

Electrical engineers solve problems related to electrical equipment and systems using their knowledge of physics, mathematics and other natural sciences. Electrical Engineers ensure that electrical and electronic systems and systems are tested, properly installed, secure, and functional. Electrical engineers find vast employment opportunities in vital industries like defence, computer chips, energy and electronics manufacturing. An Electrical Engineering degree provides you with a solid foundation in contemporary domains of Electrical Engineering like digital systems, communication theory, electric power systems and linear circuits.

You can choose to specialise in a number of branches in electrical engineering: electrical circuit design, microelectronics, control systems, communications, analogue and digital electronics, power systems and digital signal processing.
Electrical engineers are excellent problem-solvers. They can identify and formulate problems in their mind and methodically resolve them. Additionally, electrical engineers must have strong communication skills which are of paramount importance in today’s global marketplace. If you have the above-mentioned traits, then you’re well suited to Electrical Engineering.

The exact technical skills that you’ll require to master will vary depending on which sub-domain of Electrical Engineering you choose to follow. Electrical engineers mostly work in offices (9-5) but may need to visit sites to observe problems before formulating a solution.
The minimum requirement to work as an Electrical Engineer is a bachelor’s degree. Electrical Engineering is a popular degree programme available in almost every country. The UK, US, Germany, France and Australia are particularly renowned for their Electrical Engineering programmes. A bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is 3-4 years long depending upon what country you’ve applied to. The average annual cost of a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering is around £29,000 per year for international students in the UK. Whereas in the US it costs on average $41,681 per year.

Many professionals choose to pursue a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering because of the better career opportunities it provides. A master’s in Electrical Engineering is 1.5-2 years in duration and can cost anywhere between $40,000-80,000 per year in the US.
Career prospects for electrical engineers are favourable as consumer goods become more sophisticated and systems become more complex. Fields like semiconductors, communication and solar arrays are particularly top fields to reach for in today’s market.

The job market for electrical engineers is projected to grow by 8.6%. There is a massive demand for electrical engineers worldwide. The US alone will have 22,700 job openings for electrical engineers every year!
Electrical engineers find occupations in a variety of industries; however, your function and duties in these industries will also vary drastically. Mentioned below are some of the career paths you can pursue as an electrical engineer:

Electrical Engineer


Electrical engineers develop new products that utilise electric power more efficiently. They determine the design, construction and installation requirements of electrical equipment. This electrical equipment can find commercial, industrial, medical, research and military application. Electrical engineers also develop maintenance protocols for electrical equipment. They might be called to inspect electrical systems and ensure they meet safety standards.

Power Engineers


Power engineers work in industrial complexes or large buildings that require a system of support utilities. This could be anything from boilers and electrical generators to turbines and air condition. A power engineer is responsible for the maintenance and operation of these systems.

Computer Hardware Engineer


Electrical engineers pursuing this career path design efficient computer hardware. They are the principal lead in the digital electronics systems design in computer hardware manufacturing.

Telecommunication Engineer


As an electrical engineer you will work with radio waves and design wireless networks to facilitate communications. You will be responsible for the inspection and maintenance of the electrical equipment required for broadcasting.

Mechatronics Engineers


Mechatronics engineers design smart machines. As an electrical engineer you’ll be focusing on the electrical and computer control system side of the machine. You’ll also analyse customer needs and then suggest designs that meet those needs while keeping costs down.

Top Electrical Engineering courses

Top Universities to study Electrical Engineering

The University of Wollongong DUBAI

The University of Wollongong DUBAI

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Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia

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Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University

THE ranking: 801

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Monash University

Monash University

THE ranking: 57

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TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia

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TAFE Western Australia

TAFE Western Australia

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Macquarie University

Macquarie University

THE ranking: 192

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Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia

THE ranking: 601

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The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

THE ranking: 70

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University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

THE ranking: 201

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University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

THE ranking: 143

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The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle

THE ranking: 251

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Deakin University

Deakin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

THE ranking: 301

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Flinders University

Flinders University

THE ranking: 251

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James Cook University

James Cook University

THE ranking: 251

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia

THE ranking: 301

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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

THE ranking: 33

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Victoria University

Victoria University

THE ranking: 401

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The Australian National University

The Australian National University

THE ranking: 54

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The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

THE ranking: 111

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Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

THE ranking: 193

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

THE ranking: 132

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Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

THE ranking: 401

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Curtin University

Curtin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland

THE ranking: 401

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Sarina Russo Institute

Sarina Russo Institute

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

THE ranking: 301

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Griffith University

Griffith University

THE ranking: 201

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Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

THE ranking: 201

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Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT)

Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT)

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University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

THE ranking: 601

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UNSW Global Pty Ltd Foundation Year

UNSW Global Pty Ltd Foundation Year

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Western Sydney University - Sydney City Campus

Western Sydney University - Sydney City Campus

THE ranking: 201

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Camosun College

Camosun College

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Durham College

Durham College

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St Lawrence College

St Lawrence College

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

THE ranking: 251

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Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University

THE ranking: 801

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology

Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Seneca College

Seneca College

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Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University

THE ranking: 601

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Algonquin College

Algonquin College

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Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Cambrian College

Cambrian College

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York University

York University

THE ranking: 401

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University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

THE ranking: 201

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Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology

Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Fleming College

Fleming College

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

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Carleton University

Carleton University

THE ranking: 601

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Concordia University

Concordia University

THE ranking: 601

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Conestoga College

Conestoga College

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Georgian College

Georgian College

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George Brown College

George Brown College

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Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Lakehead University

Lakehead University

THE ranking: 801

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Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

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McMaster University

McMaster University

THE ranking: 80

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

THE ranking: 601

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Niagara College

Niagara College

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Red River College

Red River College

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Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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Queen's University

Queen's University

THE ranking: 251

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Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

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Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

THE ranking: 201

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University of Calgary

University of Calgary

THE ranking: 201

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University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

THE ranking: 37

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University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

THE ranking: 301

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University of Alberta

University of Alberta

THE ranking: 125

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University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick

THE ranking: 601

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University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

THE ranking: 162

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University of Windsor

University of Windsor

THE ranking: 601

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University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

THE ranking: 501

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University of Victoria

University of Victoria

THE ranking: 301

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Western University

Western University

THE ranking: 201

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University of Toronto

University of Toronto

THE ranking: 18

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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

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Lambton College

Lambton College

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St. Clair College

St. Clair College

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Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

THE ranking: 401

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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

THE ranking: 501

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Unitec New Zealand Limited

Unitec New Zealand Limited

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University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

THE ranking: 501

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Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

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Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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The University of Otago

The University of Otago

THE ranking: 201

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Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

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Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology

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Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic

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NZMA

NZMA

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Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

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The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

THE ranking: 137

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University of Regina

University of Regina

THE ranking: 601

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Northern College

Northern College

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Okanagan College

Okanagan College

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College of New Caledonia

College of New Caledonia

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Coast Mountain College

Coast Mountain College

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Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College

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Lakeland College

Lakeland College

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Sault College

Sault College

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SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT Polytechnic

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New Brunswick Community College

New Brunswick Community College

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Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

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Dawson College

Dawson College

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Vanier College

Vanier College

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Holland College

Holland College

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Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

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TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland

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Aviron Technical Institute

Aviron Technical Institute

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Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College

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Engineering Institute of Technology

Engineering Institute of Technology

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Trinity Institute

Trinity Institute

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Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

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Australia Institute of Business & Technology

Australia Institute of Business & Technology

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RMIT University

RMIT University

THE ranking: 301

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