Electronics engineers

Description

Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.

Tasks

  • Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment
  • Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards
  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs
  • Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.

Entry Requirements

Electronics engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

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