Electronics Engineer

Design, develop, test and maintain electronic parts and systems used in computers, communications, navigation, industry and entertainment

Electronics Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Roles and responsibilities

To qualify as an electronics engineer:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a majors in Engineering Science as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Master of Profesional Engineering to qualify as an electronics engineer.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


Electronics engineers:

  • design circuits for electronic control systems and instrumentation
  • prepare and supervise designs, specifications, estimates, tenders and contracts
  • program and operate computers to assist with complex calculations
  • work out the type and arrangement of circuit parts and develop testing equipment and methods
  • work out the type of installation, location, layout and transmission medium by assessing communication traffic and levels of service at installations
  • work out and monitor performance, safety standards and methods for modification, maintenance and repair
  • check installations to make sure they meet contract conditions
  • research new applications of technology
  • talk to clients, other engineers, technical officers, technicians, tradespeople and other workers.

Electronics engineers work in industries such as communications, aviation, defence, robotics, computers, biomedical engineering and meteorology. Employment opportunities exist with federal, state and territory government departments and authorities.

Electronics and communication engineers are also employed in private industry in developing equipment for various industrial purposes, in hospitals, in radio and television stations, in the manufacture of electronic equipment, particularly in the computer field, and as sales engineers. Some may work in research laboratories and in universities and colleges undertaking research and teaching. Others set themselves up in business as consultants.

Electronics engineers may be promoted to senior managerial positions. New opportunities are arising in the areas of entertainment, transport and telecommunications.

Source: myFuture

To qualify as an electronics engineer:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a majors in Engineering Science as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Master of Profesional Engineering to qualify as an electronics engineer.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


Electronics engineers:

  • design circuits for electronic control systems and instrumentation
  • prepare and supervise designs, specifications, estimates, tenders and contracts
  • program and operate computers to assist with complex calculations
  • work out the type and arrangement of circuit parts and develop testing equipment and methods
  • work out the type of installation, location, layout and transmission medium by assessing communication traffic and levels of service at installations
  • work out and monitor performance, safety standards and methods for modification, maintenance and repair
  • check installations to make sure they meet contract conditions
  • research new applications of technology
  • talk to clients, other engineers, technical officers, technicians, tradespeople and other workers.

Electronics engineers work in industries such as communications, aviation, defence, robotics, computers, biomedical engineering and meteorology. Employment opportunities exist with federal, state and territory government departments and authorities.

Electronics and communication engineers are also employed in private industry in developing equipment for various industrial purposes, in hospitals, in radio and television stations, in the manufacture of electronic equipment, particularly in the computer field, and as sales engineers. Some may work in research laboratories and in universities and colleges undertaking research and teaching. Others set themselves up in business as consultants.

Electronics engineers may be promoted to senior managerial positions. New opportunities are arising in the areas of entertainment, transport and telecommunications.

Source: myFuture

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Undergraduate Courses To Become

Electronics Engineer

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Electronics Engineer