engineering is a profession that uses science, technology,
and problem-solving skills to design, construct, and
maintain products, services, and information systems.
Electrical engineering is the historical name for what is
now called electrical, electronics, and computer
electrical engineers have earned a Bachelor's or Master's
degree in engineering in areas that include electronics,
electrical engineering, or computer engineering. A junior
engi- neer may spend the first year or two on the job
learning the company's products and design procedures before
choosing a technical specialty. Job responsibilities include
specification, design, development, and implementation of
products or systems, as well as research to create new
ideas. This role provides a number of challenges ranging
from problem identification and the selection of appropriate
technical solutions, materials, test equipment, and
procedures, to the manufacture and production of safe,
economical, high-performance products and services.
engineer may choose to couple the technical aspects of a
position with management responsibilities. The technical
expertise required for management today is increasing
because of the explosion of knowledge in engineering,
technology, and science.
A Bachelor of
Science degree in engineering with a specialty in electrical
engineering may also serve as a starting point for careers
in many other diverse fields, ranging from business to law,
medicine, and politics, since the problem-solving skills
acquired in an electrical engineering program provide an
extraordinarily valuable asset. The same skills will equip
you to assume leadership roles in your community and in
professional circles outside the workplace.
In addition to
the primary fields of electrical, electronics, and computer
engineering, a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
serves as an appropriate base for several allied fields.
These include, for example, biomedical engineering, com-
puter science, and aerospace engineering.
Here are some
typical job titles for engineers: