Electrical and Electronics Engineers

(NOC 2133)
+13.5%
 

Career Description

Design, plan, research, evaluate, and test the operation/performance of electrical/electronic equipment and systems.

Duties May Include

Electrical and electronics engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and components and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components;

Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment;

Design electrical and electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment;

Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment;

Develop maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipment;
Investigate electrical or electronic failures;

Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for construction or maintenance;

Supervise technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers.

Electrical and electronics engineers may specialize in a number of areas including electrical design for residential, commercial or industrial installations, electrical power generation and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems.

Examples of Titles

Application Programmer
Avionics Engineer
Control Systems Engineer
Instrumentation and Control Engineer
Roadway Lighting Design Engineer
Television Systems Engineer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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The University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Kelowna, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Bachelor
Electrical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Bachelor
Communications Engineering Bachelor
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University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Bachelor
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering - Electronic Systems Bachelor
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Modified on May 13, 2012