Why Consider a Career in Electrical Engineering
03 Aug 22
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Actor Rowan Atkinson, is most well-known for his role as Mr Bean, but did you also know that he has a master's degree in electrical engineering? What inspired him to pursue an electrical engineering degree? Let’s explore some key benefits of a career in electrical engineering.
Electrical Engineer vs. Electrician – Are they the same?
The primary responsibility involved in an electrical engineering job is to develop and test electronic systems for a wide range of products, from small-scale household devices to large-scale electrical power systems. They work in a variety of industries, including construction, transportation, energy, and building services. Sound interesting? Electrical engineering jobs aren’t limited to installation. They also entail research and design, with an emphasis on safety, sustainability, and value for money. Engineers working on large-scale electrical systems have responsibilities that include preparing project specifications, conducting research, developing test procedures, writing reports, and interpreting data. So, becoming an electrical engineer has many more advantages than being just an electrician. The high rate of job satisfaction is the result of several factors, including being involved in the design and manufacturing of cutting-edge technology, performing varied and interesting tasks, and having job independence.
Electrical Engineering is a Growing Industry
Careers in electrical engineering are in higher demand than ever, with companies competing for the most efficient, sustainable, and profitable way of moving away from fossil fuels and going ‘electric’. This is reflected in the salary, with an average starting salary in the UK of £27,500 a year. It is estimated that 22,700 electrical engineering positions will become available each year. So, whether you end up working in management consulting, logistics, research and development, or even teaching and lecturing, you won't have to worry about struggling to find work once you've completed your electrical engineering degree! Also, this is where the University of Bolton can help you. By completing your electrical engineering degree in our school of engineering, we will support your career ambitions to ensure you start your journey towards a successful engineering career.
Studying at a University with a History in Engineering
At the University of Bolton, our electrical and electronic engineering courses are ranked third in the UK for Student Satisfaction*, and we have a distinguished record within engineering.
Our committed and helpful academics have a wide range of experience in the electrical and electronics engineering fields. We strive to provide you with opportunities to work on real-world projects, both individually and in groups. You will also be encouraged to take advantage of expert-led guest lectures and workshops, as well as industrial summer work placements that provide practical experience and valuable networking opportunities.
Like the sound of a career in electrical engineering? Why not come and visit us at our next available Open Day on June 18th; come and get a first-hand feel of our supportive and friendly learning environment.
If you wish to find out more about our electrical engineering degrees, click here. Our courses our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is one of the most highly advanced and recognised courses with accreditation from the Engineering Council and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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*Complete University Guide, 2022