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Electronic Engineering involves the use of electricity
to perform a wide range of really important functions.
What makes this field so amazing and significant are
the countless ways in which these functions can be applied
to improve the quality of our lives and make them so
much more interesting, convenient and entertaining.
Engineers have been responsible for countless innovations
– mobile phones, DVD players, Digital TV, computers,
video cameras, microwave ovens, alarm systems &
many commonplace gadgets to name but a few. They have
been involved in an even wider range of areas such as
robotics, artificial intelligence, satellite launching
and position control, sophisticated space exploration
systems, internet, laser technology, & biomedical
engineering. Each of these has had an immense impact
on life over the past half century.
In today’s Information Age, there
is an ever-growing use of mobile phones, internet resources,
computers, entertainment systems, satellite imaging,
optical fibres, & automation. Electronic components
are the cornerstone technology used to store, process
and transmit the information generated by each of the
above systems. Electronic Engineers provide the vital
skills and innovation to design and develop these remarkable
components and systems.
The applications for Electronics increase
daily. They are both fascinating and challenging.
Electronic Engineers use science to
solve problems. They have to understand many mathematical
& scientific principles, but more than this they
need to be able to:
- apply them to ‘real world’ problems,
- explain them (to marketing people for instance),
- simplify them (to produce a functioning and marketable
- understand why they work, and more importantly why
they sometimes don't ...
Curiosity, problem-solving skills and
enjoying a challenge are key talents of Electronic Engineers
as well as good communication skills and the ability
to work in a team.