UGA Specific Information for Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Engineering is about creating new solutions to existing or future problems. Engineers are problem solvers who employ science, math, analysis and synthesis to design unique and practical solutions to everyday problems. They must accomplish this often under the constraints of time, budgets, and safety and health issues. Engineers also must be concerned about the environmental, political and social impact their answers will create.

The electrical and electronics engineering discipline generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical engineering is considered to deal with the problems associated with systems such as electric power transmission and electrical machines, whereas electronic engineering deals with the study of electronic systems including computers, communication systems, integrated circuits, and radar. 



Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Electrical and Electronics Engineering*

** Includes Self-Employed


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Potential Career Paths in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Application Engineer: Improve the overall functioning of their client's software. Use data to design/re-design then develop, test, and implement complex software application and programs. Engineer hardware components that optimize certain technologies. 

  • Circuit Designer: Use software and hardware to design, test, and troubleshoot electrical systems that perform specific functions. Different projects may include designing new computer chips or other integrated circuits, creating custom electronics for consumer products like smartphones or appliances, or developing industrial control systems for manufacturing plants or power plants. 

  • Computer Network Architects: Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructure. 

  • Instrumentation Engineer: Plan, install, monitor, and maintain control systems and machinery within manufacturing environments. Design and develop customer products that provide feedback, including sensors, smoke detectors, and blood glucose meters. 

  • Design Engineer: Develop designs using a variety of tools, including computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. Research, test, and develop new methods to ensure the finished product fulfills its intended purpose. 

  • Electrical Engineer: Research, design, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. 

  • Electronics Engineer: Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use by employing knowledge of electronics theory and materials properties. 

  • Hardware Engineer: Design, implement, and test the hardware and systems that optimize a computer's performance. Influence the direction of computer technology development. 

  • Mechatronics Engineer: Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control. 

  • Nanosystems Engineer: Design, develop, or supervise the production of materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition, applying principles of nanoscale physics and electrical, chemical, or biological engineering. 

  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists/Technicians: Implement production processes and operate commercial-scale production equipment to produce, test, or modify materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition. 

Other Job Titles: Project Engineer, Electrical Designer, Software Analyst, Consultant, Test Engineer, Automation Engineer 

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Employment Websites

GENERAL: 

  • Handshake - Login with your UGA myID and password to view thousands of jobs/internships from employers looking for UGA students
  • LinkedIn - Network with professionals and view job openings
  • Interstride - Job/internship openings in countries abroad as well as country career guides providing information about finding employment in other countries
  • Specialized - Check out Idealist for jobs in the Nonprofit sector and USAJobs for opportunities in the federal government

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Professional Associations/Resources

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEER-FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH - Career Bliss • GlassDoor • Salary.com

LINKEDIN GROUPS - Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords.  Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well. To login, visit the LinkedIn main page.

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Electrical and Electronics Engineering majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
1898 & Co. Utility Consulting Analyst
ADM SAP Data Deployment Analyst
ANDRITZ Project Engineer
Apogee Consulting Group, P.A. Electrical Designer
Area-I, Inc. Electrical Engineer
Barfield, Inc. Electrical Engineer
Barry-Wehmiller Design Group Controls Engineer
Century 3, Inc. Electrical EIT
Cognizant IoT Specialist
Epic Systems Corporation Technical Solutions Engineer
Georgia-Pacific Electrical Engineer
Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC. Entry Level Engineer
Jordan & Skala Engineers Electrical Designer
KNAPP AG PLC Field Engineer I
MetroPower Engineer-in-Training
Micron Technology, Inc. Semiconductor Design Engineer
NCR Corporation Software Engineer
Newport News Shipbuilding Electrical Engineer 1
Northrop Grumman Associate Electrical Engineer
Parsons Corporation Project Coordinator
Siemens Associate Application Engineer
Texas Instruments Corporation Field Applications Engineer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Electrical Engineer II
United State Air Force Electrical Engineer
Yokogawa Corporation of America Application Engineer
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Electrical and Electronics Engineering majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Clemson University Engineering, MS
Georgia Institute of Technology Electrical Computer Engineering, Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.