Electrical and electronics engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Electrical and electronics engineers may specialize in a number of areas including electrical design for residential, commercial or industrial installations, electrical power generation and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems.
B. Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and components and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components
C. Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
D. Design electrical and electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment
E. Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment
F. Develop maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
G. Investigate electrical or electronic failures
1. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 18.0%
2. Architectural engineering and related services - 17.0%
3. Utilities - 16.0%
4. Information and cultural industries - 7.0%
5. Electrical equipment appliance and component manufacturing - 6.0%
6. Scientific research and development services - 4.0%
1. You need a university degree in electrical or electronics engineering or in a related field of engineering.
2. You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering field.
3. You need a licence from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports and to practise as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).
4. As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice examination.
5. With experience, you can move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.
4. Industrial Arts (Electronics)
The average hourly wages for Electrical and Electronics Engineers is $33.48/HR, which is above average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and above average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.