15/02/2021

Categories: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Undergradute

Why Analogue Engineering is Still Important

When most people think of electrical and electronics engineering, they think computing and the digital world. While it is true that digital know-how is vital in the world in which we live, we would be lost without the skills of analogue engineers.

Computer systems, as most people understand them, are digital. However, these systems are underpinned and supported by analogue systems that require experienced engineers to design, build and maintain. Without these analogue systems, computers would not recognise and understand much of the input they need to function. When you consider how much of your everyday life involves computers to some degree, the importance of these underpinning systems and the power engineering required to build them becomes apparent. Some of the job roles that require analogue skills include:

• Analogue and digital electronics engineer
• Analogue and power electronics engineer
• Audio electronics engineer
• FPGA/Firmware electronics engineer
• Lead/senior electronics design engineer
• RF/analogue electronics design engineer

Analogue electrical engineering is vital in many different areas and is essential to power design, op-amp circuits and filters. If you lack an understanding of basic electrical engineering, you are significantly reducing your employability chances. Analogue circuits are usually harder to design. They require greater skill to conceptualise than comparable digital systems. The process of designing analogue circuits is much less automated than it is for digital systems, with many designed completely by hand. However, some platforms have been developed since the early 2000s that enabled analogue design to be defined using software, allowing faster prototyping. While often seen as basic electrical engineering, studying analogue electrical engineering provides you with an enhanced set of skills that will benefit you in all electrical and electronics engineering roles.

Given the importance of analogue engineering, it is crucial to choose a degree course that prepares you fully to deal with every aspect of electrical and electronics engineering. The best universities teach all the necessary skills you need to succeed in your chosen profession, enabling you to adapt your learning to fit your specific path. If you are looking for the best university in Manchester, North West UK, look no further than the University of Bolton.

Why Chose the University of Bolton to Study Electronic Engineering?

The University of Bolton is recognised as a leading centre for electrical and electronics engineering. It is also ranked as a Top 5 UK University for Teaching Quality* and has been named No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years**. We take a hands-on approach to teaching and learning in our teaching labs equipped with the latest in industry standard equipment. If you want to undertake a degree in electrical engineering, choose a university that puts its students’ needs first, come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

Get in Touch

Whether you are looking for a career as a design engineer, CAD technician, broadcast engineer, or want to follow any other electrical and electronics engineering path, electrical engineering courses are a must. Find out more about University of Bolton by getting in touch with us today. For any questions concerning accommodation in and around Manchester, disability support, finance, funding, wellbeing or anything else, our award-winning Student Services Team is here to help.

Check out the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree course page, email enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call +44(0)1204 900 600 to find out more about enrolling for the next intake.

*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

**Complete University Guide 2021, 2020, 2019 – North West Region.

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