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Five reasons to study Electrical & Electronic Engineering

For those considering a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Be at the forefront of future technologies

Electrical engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction and robotics. It’s an exciting time to be an engineer.

2. Support others through your work

Electrical and electronic engineers create and improve systems to benefit society.

Smartphones, for instance, have revolutionised the way we communicate, electrical systems in medical equipment allow us to monitor patients more effectively, and the electronics in security systems allow us to feel more secure.

3. Electrical engineers are in demand

With the rapid expansion of the technology sector, the demand for those who can create, understand and alter electrical control systems has risen.

Check the graduate prospects column on our subject table for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and you’ll see the scores remain high even when lower down the table. This suggests high employability in Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduates, an obvious bonus and real incentive for undergraduates looking to start a career in this field.

4. Starting salaries are high

Graduate earning data shows that Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduates do very well, with salaries in a professional job rising above £26,000. A career in this subject could see you supporting society with its electrical needs and getting paid a decent wage for doing so.

5. Many global opportunities

Electrical engineers are required all over the world. Search through courses and you’ll discover several Electrical & Electronic Engineering courses that have opportunities to study abroad. If spending time studying or working overseas appeals to you, then perhaps this subject area is right for you.

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