In electronic engineer jobs you work on circuits and systems. Electronics is one of the biggest branches of electrical engineering.
This is a discipline that utilises scientific knowledge of the behaviour of electrons in order to create components, devices, systems or equipment. Some of the components electronic engineers work on include capacitors, diodes, resistors and transistors.
Electronics engineers’ work entails researching, designing, developing and testing components and systems. They apply themselves to the development of the way electricity is used to control electrical components. Electronic engineers ordinarily work in project teams, with other engineers working on electronics and other branches of engineering.
Electronics are used in most all areas of life, with thousands of applications. Electronic engineers operate in the aviation industry, acoustics, defence, medical instrumentation, mobile phones, nanotechnology, radio or satellite communication and robotics.
Electronic engineer jobs include jobs in control engineering, instrumentation, signal processing and telecommunications engineering.
Electronics engineers work on projects from the initial concept briefing to the final manufacture and implementation of the product or system.
Although work varies depending on the industry, roles commonly include:
The two major types of graduate electronic engineer are Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Incorporated Engineers (IEng). Chartered Engineers take the lead responsibility in engineering projects. They are usually focused on developing solutions to problems. Incorporated Engineers are responsible for certain aspects of the project. Aviation is popular field for electronic engineer jobs. If you qualify as an electronics engineer you could work on a range of high performance aircraft, both military and commercial.