Electronic engineering is a rapidly advancing profession and is the driving force behind the development of the world’s information technology. Electronic engineers create, design and develop everyday devices like the mobile phone, portable music devices and computers. Electronic engineering offers a broad range of exciting career challenges including producing new innovations and developments in telecommunications, robotics, computing hardware and power and electrical equipment.

What do Electronic Engineers do?

Electronic engineering develops the way electricity is used to control equipment. Electronic engineers continually improve the quality of our lives through the development of new equipment in the fields of medicine, communications, computing, security, business and entertainment. It is a challenging and creative profession which, by using the latest state-ofthe- art technology, has brought us MP3 players, digital cameras, security systems, improved weather forecasting, electronic medical devices and so many other things that we now take for granted.

As an electronic engineering graduate you can - 

This sector is experiencing significant growth both at home and abroad. Electronic engineering offers a wide variety of exciting career opportunities and as an electronic engineer, technologist or technician you can work for:

  • Telecommunications companies and corporations
  • Civil Service and Government
  • Network infrastructure companies
  • Radio and television broadcasters and developers
  • Electronic component manufacturers
  • Electrical power utilities
  • Research and educational centres

Employers of electronic engineering graduates include -

  • Eirgrid
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Siemens