Why Should I Study a Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering?
Table of Contents
- Reasons To Study an Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree
- Aerospace Electrical Engineers
- Automotive Engineers
- Contract Engineers
- Military Engineers
- Electronic Engineers
- Investment Analysts
- Marine Engineers
- Power-Generation Engineers
- Oil and Gas Engineers
- Rail Engineers
- Lessons To Be Learnt
You like the “high-tech” stuffElectrical and Electronic engineering, as the name suggests, covers both aspects of electrical & electronic engineering from the very very big picture to the very teeny tiny stuff. If you like high tech stuff like micro-electronics that are the chips that store data in our smart phones to the processor chips that crunch numbers in quantum-computing data centers then EEE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) is for you
You like the idea of being in the electrical industryPeople hardly recognize the importance of electricity in our lives today. So just so that everyone understands, it’s what keeps our internet running, smartphones alive (even if it’s stored in a battery) and trains running. EEE graduates are also highly sought after in the power-generation, transmission, and distribution sector. We also cover a few of these topics and also renewable energy in our degrees. The study of electrical is pretty much everything from the power socket, all the way back to the power station.
You want to work for the leading engineering companies in the world
You’ve already got a diploma in electronics (or similar) and want to upgrade as fast as possibleDon’t feel that just because you were balloted to this major, doesn’t mean you’re really ‘STUCK’. If you progress from a vocational qualification to a degree with the same major you will have the LEAST time wasted. We highly recommend upgrading within the same cognate area as your first diploma.
You want to be part of an industry that contributes to 1 in 10 electronic devices globallyYou gotta give it to Singapore. Singapore electronics industry specializes in microelectronics. This is a tiny part of the global electronics supply chain but we manufacture the high-end components that are pretty high margin (compared to say the mass manufacturers in other economies). In 2018, the Singapore electronics sector manufactured nearly 10% of the electronics globally. That just means there’s a massive opportunity for the graduates to almost always be employed.
What Jobs Can I Do with an Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree?Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a significant impact on the modern world. It is one of the fast-rising disciplines in the field of engineering. EEE is a combination of electronics engineering and electrical engineering. A qualified electrical and electronics engineer can seek work across numerous sectors, including but not limited to, telecommunication, energy, aerospace, and Information Technology. As an Electrical and Electronics engineer, the scope of your practice might vary depending on the field you are working in. Most employers will select EEE graduates who aim at specializing their skillset further. Here in Singapore, companies such as JointHire, Frontken, Snaphunt, GMP Technologies, to name a few, are more than willing to hire these graduates. Besides, they are more than willing to pay $2,500-$9,167 monthly for their services. So, which Electronic Engineering Jobs are available in Singapore?
In the Aerospace Industry (Aerospace Electrical Engineer)Since Electrical engineering deals with electricity, an EEE graduate can operate in the aerospace industry. The aerospace works are well-paying, and there is a rising demand for aerospace engineers, as humans continue advancing their technology to reach outer space. Here, one will deal with advanced technologies and the introduction of automatic systems and power-utility machines. One downside is that it’s not that flexible, but all in all, worth your time and skill.
In the Automotive Industry (Automotive Engineer)Companies such as Obi Resources Singapore, Allied Automotive industries, Japan Automobile manufacturers, and more are seeking electronics engineers. In here, you will deal with various issues concerning interior and exterior lighting, engine controls, power supplies, air and heat conditioning, safety systems, braking systems, decelerating or accelerating operations, etc. Your skills will be essential in ‘automatic’ developments, wireless connection, and electrified cars. Combine your passion for cars, qualifications, and enjoy a good pay-cheque at the same time.
In the Built Environment Industry (Contract Engineer)Do you wish to diversify your engineering practice? Join the built environment industry here in Singapore, and work on numerous construction projects- hospitals, malls, airports, subways, universities, etc. You will be responsible for designing multiple systems, such as security, communications, emergency power, fire alarms, and more. Not only will these companies offer you a good paycheck, but also diversify your career advancement options. With the built environment industry, contracting is the way to go, so here is an excellent opportunity for self-employment.
In the Defense Industry (Military Engineer)Electronics engineering graduates are of value to the state as they work to enhance its defense system. You do not have to hassle for a job opportunity with this degree, as the government offers. As an EE, working with the defense industry, your work involves enhancing the security mechanism through hardware and software optimization, products, or machinery testing to have a clear insight into its functionality. If you are passionate about service, this environment will suit you best- data analysis, technology assessment, fault diagnosis, and lots of other activities.
In the Electronics Industry (Electronic Engineers)Everything runs on electricity today, and for industries to operate optimally, they need an Electrical engineer to handle the power issues. Assuming the pursue of your EEE degree was born out of the passion for dealing with electricity. Working in the Electronics industry is a way to practice what you love doing. You will interact more with power supplies, such as resistors, integrated circuits, etc. all these at the excellent price of an enticing monthly payslip. Furthermore, you get to diversify your knowledge and skills in multiple fields, such as field applications, manufacturing, layouts, and more.
- The retail industry is one of the evergreens, and you won’t miss out on such job opportunities in Singapore. You can select to work in the logistics or engineering sections. In both parts, your roles are not pre-defined and will vary depending on your practice scope. Despite being quite competitive, the retail industry can offer a good return, not mentioning you get to pick up knowledge and skills from other disciplines throughout your career. Find a prospective retail business and work as a Corporate Strategy Manager, Senior Finance Analyst, Product Development Manager, to name a few roles you can play.
- The sea covers more than 70% of our earth’s surface, and nothing is as exciting as exploring what lies beneath it. Singapore borders the Ocean hence boasts an extensive marine industry. Exploring the sea while on duty- sounds interesting. As an EE graduate, you can work in the marine industry by designing and offering water vessels’ maintenance. Work with Singapore Marine & Offshore directory, playing a vital role in power generation and distribution in their large cruise ships, and complex propulsion systems.
- With a degree in Electronics engineering, you qualify to work with some of the main power generation plants in Singapore. Job vacancies in plants such as Tuas Power Plant, Jurong Power Station, Pulau Seraya Power Stations, to name a few, are enough re-assurance that electrical engineers are high on demand. Furthermore, you can also work as a freelancer, building and maintaining electrical plant items such as transformers, cables, air conditioning, motors, etc.
- Electrical energy is the sole backbone of modernization and everything that has come with it. Everything today operates on an electric charge, leading to the drastic growth of renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In this fieldwork, electrical engineers develop, improve, and maintain electrical systems and installations, such as transformers, electric motors, etc. They ensure all electrical appliances or installations comply with standard safety measures, are reliable and efficient. Check out some exclusive engineering jobs from companies such as Oil & Gas council, Pacific Oil & Gas, and Repsol Oil & Gas.
- Most people get around Singapore through rail. The rail business is a multi-dollar income-generating utility, hence an excellent place to seek employment. If you have your EEE degree certificate, you can help this industry with your designs, maintenance, power management, and answering technical queries. Companies such as Railway Supplies PTE, The Rail Life Company, and Asia Rail Engineering are more than willing to hire people with this expertise. Grab your opportunity now.
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