Thursday, 25th April 2019


Electrical engineers design electrical systems and supervise control of electrical systems, machinery and equipment. An Electrical Engineer will be involved in every stage of the process from design to building to maintaining the machine in its proper working order.

Electrical systems now dominate our lives. From the simplest form of system or object right up to the most complex, an engineer will have been involved from the very beginning. Stop for a moment and think about how you begun your day today and how electrical engineers will have contributed to its ease and efficiency. The alarm goes off by your bedside and you get up. You have some toast from a toaster and brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush. You then set your home alarm and walk to the tube station whilst on the phone. As you can see already electrical engineers have made a massive contribution and it only goes on like that. The role is vast, they work in every industry and every field of life.

Electrical engineers can be found working across a variety of different sectors, including:

  • Energy systems
  • Building services
  • Transport
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics

There is a stringent process to the way electrical engineers move, from design stage through to seeing their systems in use. This process comprises feasibility studies, drawing plans, accumulating costs, rigorous testing, applying relevant regulations, building, inspecting.

Electrical engineering is overseen and regulated by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)