Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology is the study of planning, designing, developing, testing, installing and maintaining electrical, electronic and communications equipment, circuits and systems. It includes designing, installing and maintaining equipment for generating and distributing electrical power.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding and practical application of the design, installation, testing, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic and communications equipment and systems, electrical and electronic wiring, circuitry and componentry. It also involves developing an understanding of electrical safety and safety regulations.
Courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology develop skills in:
- analysing the performance of electrical and electronic systems
- planning, designing and commissioning electrical and electronic circuits and systems
- installing, maintaining, repairing and operating telecommunication systems
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Communications Technologies
- Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance
- Powerline Installation and Maintenance
- Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
- Electronic Equipment Servicing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.