Careers in STEM
As an electrical engineer, you will design, develop and maintain electrical control systems and components to required specifications. Your work will focus on:
The electrical equipment that you will design and manufacture is used across many sectors, including:
- the building industry and services, including lighting, heating and ventilation
- transportation and transport networks
- manufacturing and construction
- production and distribution of power
You could be involved in projects from the concept and detail of the design, through to implementation, testing and handover. You may also work on maintenance programmes.
It's likely you will work in multidisciplinary project teams, which can include engineers from other specialist areas as well as architects, manufacturers, technicians and customer service personnel.
Particular ethical debates related to electrical engineering include the environmental impacts of deployed technologies, and the role of the profession in weapons production and other military applications.