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electrical engineering - communications - GPS

Communications engineers work with communications systems and networks. They play a key role in the ongoing development of the Internet.


Communication engineers design, create and test electronic parts. These parts can be found in things like computers.

Communications engineers:

  • Help to design GPS systems. GPS stands for global positioning system, you may have seen them in your car (it is the lady that talks to you and your family; she tells you where to go when you are lost!) GPS’s are important in search and rescue missions.
  • Creating new things like Skype or FaceTime. These programs allow you to talk to family or friends anywhere in the world!
  • Taking care of satellites which allow us to watch TV, use the telephone, and have access to the Internet, even in remote areas

In your community

We live in a big world. However by simply pressing a few buttons or clicking a mouse, a telephone call or email can reach Japan from Canada  in a matter of seconds!

The way your community will talk to the world 20 years from now is being developed by communications engineers today. If you want to help build that future and decide how it will look like for your people, you should consider becoming a communications engineer.

If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Being creative
  • Building things
  • Communicating with people
  • Technology
  • Helping people

...you might like Communications Engineering!

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