What do electrical engineers do? Electrical engineers design, test, and maintain electrical equipment and systems. They work on a wide range of components, devices, and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. They even manage the production of electrical projects to ensure work is completed well, on time, and within budget. Electrical engineers design devices and systems using basic components such as conductors, coils, magnets, batteries, switches, resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors. Whether an engineer is designing something simple or complex, large or small, they are likely using some of these basic components. Live Science

What does an electrical engineering study? At this point we have learned that engineers take a wide variety of classes. Electrical engineers need an in-depth knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, mathematics, and materials science. Additional classes can include calculus, analytic geometry, physics, chemistry, computer science, programming, and courses related to material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. Live Science

What type of job can an electrical engineer have? Electrical engineers can work in research and development, engineering services firms, manufacturing, and the federal government. Sometimes they work indoors planning and designing, sometimes they visit work sites to observe a problem or a complex piece of equipment. Manufacturing industries that employ electrical engineers include automotive, marine, railroad, aerospace, defense, consumer electronics, commercial construction, computers and components, telecommunications, traffic control, and more. Government institutions who hire electrical engineers include transportation departments, national laboratories, and the military. Live Science

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