5 Jobs You Can Consider with an Electrical & Electronics Engineering Degree

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Many students aspire to change the world, and they choose to do so through engineering. 

Some might want to improve cellular network in rural areas, some might want to find new ways to generate power more efficiently, and some might want to enhance current satellite technology to save lives.

If you aspire to do one of the above or more, an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree programme will help you achieve it.

Check out 5 jobs that you can explore and industries they are involved in.



Jobs to Consider for Electrical and Electronics Degree


Network Engineer

A network engineer designs computer networks for local area and intranet system communication. Part of their job also is to secure data, maintain network functions and install hardware and software.

Main industries: Information Technology, e-commerce


Electrical Engineer

An electrical engineer designs, develops and maintains electrical systems and components. They make sure the system meets the required specifications and improve the systems, devices, and individual components.

Main industries: construction, manufacturing, transportation


Electronics Communications Engineer

Electronic communications engineers develop systems and products for traditional broadcasting, radio, wireless and satellite communications. These systems and products are primarily for individual and mass communication.

Main industry: communications


Sound Engineer

A sound engineer’s main responsibility is to manipulate acoustics to produce the required sound. However, the nature of the role changes according to the work setting. They could either work at live events to set up sound equipment and ensure the sound is balanced, or in a studio with an artist or musician.

Main industries: music, film, media, advertising, gaming


Technical Writer

As a technical writer, the primary task is to document current work tasks and procedures. A technical writer should have sufficient specialist knowledge or the ability to conduct research on a specific subject matter. Some editing also is required for certain positions.

Main industries: multiple, in research and development



Skills You Need for Your Electrical and Electronics Engineering Job

There are many skills that will come in handy in your career, and the ability to come up with creative solutions remain the most sought-after. This is where you use your specialist knowledge to come up with innovative ways to solve problems. 

Your ability to turn a concept into reality will give employers the ease of mind that you have the focus and commitment to complete a project.

Another skill that will be useful across industries is the ability to communicate effectively. With your communication skills, you will be able to ensure that all parties are clear on what needs to be done to complete the project.



Which Degree You Should Take

To be a Chartered Engineer, you must complete a 4-year Master of Engineering degree that is recognised by the Board of Engineer Malaysia

A Bachelor of Engineering degree will allow you to begin your engineering career but you will need to complete a Master course to gain the status as a Chartered Engineer.



Where to Study Electrical and Electronics Engineering Degree

There are a number of universities that offer electrical and electronics engineering in Malaysia. Here are 3 popular private universities and the course they offer:


1. Taylor’s University

Taylor's University





Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering



2. Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation





B. Eng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering



3. University of Southampton Malaysia





MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering (2+2)