Electrical engineering surrounds us everywhere in modern society. The electrical engineer
supplies us with the ability to harness electricity which has transformed our lives. It gives

us light, heat, entertainment, communication systems and comfort. Electrical engineers
create and design products and information systems using scientific principles combined
with natural curiosity, problem-solving and innovation. It covers a wide range of careers
including energy and power development and supply, automation and communications
engineering, microelectronics and technical informatics.

What do Electrical Engineers do?

Electrical engineers work with electricity in a variety of areas – aircraft and automobiles; broadcasting and communications systems; lighting and wiring in buildings; machinery controls; power generating and transmitting; and radar and navigation systems. They can be involved with the design of new products as well as testing equipment and solving problems. Electrical engineering offers a wide range of challenging career paths, including the following sub-disciplines

Electical engineering graduates could work in -

Graduates of electrical engineering and information technology work in many Mechanical Engineering fields such as energy engineering, communications engineering, computer engineering, automation engineering, transport engineering, mechanical engineering and also in the media.


As an electrical engineer you can work for -

  • Industrial research and development labs
  • Energy supply corporations
  • Software and services companies
  • Civil service
  • Technical monitoring agencies
  • Research institutes and educational institutions

Employers of electrical engineering graduates include -

  • ESB International
  • Analog Devices
  • Eirgid
  • IBM
  • BT
  • Eircom
  • Xilinx
  • Airtricity