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Sandton Electrical Engineering Graduate Jobs and Programmes
Studying towards becoming an electrical engineer, takes time and patience. Hard-work and dedication is the order of each day. It takes +- 4 years to complete a degree in Electrical Engineering. In this profession, you will have the opportunity to work on and improve products that generate or are powered by electricity. For the automotive enthusiast, these include the wiring and electrical systems found in cars and airplanes
A career as an Electrical Engineer
If you choose to follow a career path in Electrical Engineering, you could be involved in the design and operation of industrial control systems, communications systems, electronic circuits, the generation and distribution of electrical power, or other electrical and electronic products and systems.
Besides the scope of what types of products and/or systems you could be working on, your career as an electrical engineer offers even more options. For example, you can choose the kind of industry you want to work in, the level of responsibility you’ll take on, and whether you’ll work in product development, maintenance, implementation, testing, improvement, or other areas.
Given the above mentioned options, your future career as an electrical engineer can take so many forms. It all depends on your interests, your preferences, and your career ambitions. When studying electrical engineering, you’re not just limited to a career as an electrical engineer. The skills, knowledge and competencies that you acquire by studying electrical engineering can be applied in careers both in the field, careers indirectly related to electrical engineering and even careers that aren’t related to electrical engineering at all. With the skills you gain in this field, you’ll be eligible to various different employers for various different reasons. The knowledge and skills you can gain by studying electrical engineering at university level serve as an excellent foundation for a variety of careers.
What the career entails?
If you choose to pursue a career in the field of electrical engineering upon graduation, you could end up performing a wide variety of tasks, in many possible work settings. For example:
- Working in computer terminals designing electrical networks
- Working in manufacturing plants, designing and manufacturing products such as communications devices
- Working on civil engineering projects such as electrical power girds
- Working in a laboratory as a research and development specialist
- Working in a college or university as an Electrical Engineering Instructor
- Working in an office as a sales and marketing specialist for electrical and electronic devices
With any practical career, come practical experience and what makes most graduates more employable is the experience they gain while studying. Most graduate programmes offer you the opportunity to gain the necessary experience so that you can become more comfortable in the working environment. Therefore it is utterly important to try and gain experience whiles you studying. Volunteering is a very good way in which you can gain experience within your specified field of study.
Employable skills gained by Electrical Engineering graduates
Electrical engineering programs are designed to teach you skills that are necessary to succeed in a career as an electrical engineer. As an electrical engineering graduate, you should be armed with skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- Calculus for electronics
- Circuit analysis
- Communication networks
- Electrical power systems analysis and design
- Electromagnetics fundamentals
- Electronic manufacturing processes
- Electrical engineering materials
- Engineering statistics
- Feedback control
- Marketing and communication for engineers
- Microcontroller systems
- Physics for electronics
- Power systems components
- Sensors and signal conditioning
- Signal processing and filters
- Technical communication for electrical engineering
- Technical mathematics for electronics
- Wireless system design
In addition to skills in electrical engineering, you will also develop a set of skills that are applicable to careers outside of the field. These skills include, but are not limited to:
- Communications skills
- Teamwork skills
- Organizational and time management skills
- The ability to meet tight deadlines
- The ability to solve complex problems
- Attention to detail
These skills can help you move around in your specified field and can also be a great advantage against other candidates.
The salary for an Electrical Engineer is based on the following:
- Your level of education (bachelor’s, graduate etc.)
- Whether or not you end up working in electrical engineering
- If you achieve a professional designation
- The amount of work experience you’ve accumulated
- The size and type of your employer
- The industry in which you find work
- The region in which you find work
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