What is Electrical Engineering?
Electrical Engineering is a broad and creative career choice. Engineering is about making a difference to the way we live and act. This means it involves the systematic design, construction and operation of systems that satisfy human requirements, but using only finite resources.
This profession delivers a vast range of familiar applications, such as bringing you the world-wide web, the reliable generation and transmission of electrical energy, microprocessor controlled systems, microelectronics and micromachinery for medical implants, and the switching and control protocols for mobile telephone networks.
Electrical Engineers make possible most of the infrastructure, facilities and devices that will continue to enhance the welfare and quality of life of people through the 21st century. Consider what a crisis it is when there is a power black out!
What is Telecommunications?
Telecommunications is a specialised sub-discipline of Electrical Engineering. Telecommunication Engineers design, implement and operate the technology, systems and infrastructures that move and process information.
They also design, develop and support devices, equipment and systems for a very large range of applications, including the data and computer networks of the Internet; microelectronics for cellular and other telephone systems; radio transmitters and receivers for high precision satellite systems for aviation and maritime navigation such as GPS; and television and radio broadcasting image and signal processing systems.
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Dr Iain Skinner
School of Electrical Engineering
Australian School of Business
Ph: (02) 9385 5153
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