BEng (Electrical and Electronic)
What is electrical and electronic engineering?
Electrical engineers are responsible for the generation, transmission and conversion of electrical energy (including renewable energy sources) in industries such as electricity supply, factories, chemical plants, mines, municipalities, railways, and harbours. Electronic engineers specialise in the control of electrical and mechanical robotic systems, particularly embedded controllers; the collection, processing and dissemination of information by computer and communication networks, such as cell phone networks, Wi-Fi and mobile data networks; and the design of computers and large software systems.
What knowledge and skills does this programme equip one with?
The first part of the programme lays a basis of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences that is relevant for all electrical and electronic engineers, particularly the techniques required to model systems analytically and design systems systematically. From the second semester of the third year students can choose to specialise in one of the following elective areas: Robotics, Electrical Energy, Telecommunication or Informatics.
See the curriculum in our Calendar, page 46.
Job opportunities for electrical or electronic engineers
Electrical and electronic engineers are responsible for the development, manufacturing and/or operation of various products or systems. There are numerous employment opportunities in the public and private sector, from local authorities to information technology companies, and from large multinational companies to small specialist companies. The technical area offers many opportunities for entrepreneurs to create new, small high-technology businesses.