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Electrical

Electrical engineering

Electrical engineers are involved in the creation and application of electrical energy: the electricity that lights our homes, helps us cook our food, and powers our machinery. They also work in telecommunications, television and computer technology.

Examples

Electrical engineers work with equipment, machines, and systems that need electricity to work.

Electrical engineers:

  • Plan and design power stations;
  • Make sure that towns and cities have electricity
  • Create new technologies like hand- cranked radios, just in case electricity is not available.

In your community

Electricity is needed to light buildings in a community. Electricity helps to keep our water clean, run businesses and bring heat to homes and schools. As an electrical engineer you could make sure the people in your community can get the power they need to go about their daily lives.    

If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Being creative
  • Working with tools
  • Helping the environment

...you might like Electrical Engineering!

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