Electricity is integral to modern life power generation, transport, medicine, quantum, information, computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography, communications, the list is endless. So what distinguishes electrical from electronic? Put simply, electrical engineers deal with the supply and flow of power. Electronic engineers create the electronic devices we use every day.

Electrical engineering is about harnessing electricity:

  • producing, delivering storing and transmitting it
  • large-scale systems to distribute and control power
  • circuits where electricity flows from one point to another
  • high-voltage applications with heavy currents

Electronic engineering is about electrical circuits and components:

  • creating, designing and testing them
  • integrating them into computer hardware and systems
  • circuits that process, and have decision-making capabilities
  • low-voltage applications and with low-strength current

Both fields focus on real-world applications. If you are excited by mathematics and science, love technology and its potential benefits for society, this is the course for you.

What jobs can you do with a degree in electrical engineering?

Broadcast engineer, Technical writerControls engineer, Substation technician, Electrical project manager, Electrical designer, Electronic communications engineer, Hardware engineer, etc.