Career prospects

As an electrical engineer you can work anywhere, from SMEs to multinationals, in the manufacturing industry, or in development companies. Do you have international ambitions? With your degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering you can work worldwide.

Professions for electrical engineers

As an electrical engineer you can work anywhere. At SMEs or multinationals, in the manufacturing industry, or at development companies. For example, you will be qualified to work as a programmer of software operating systems, as a consultant at an engineering firm, or as a designer of electronics for a radar system. Or you can focus on research, development, and design. Do you have international ambitions? With your degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering you can work worldwide.

You are responsible for the electrical/electronic systems in a factory. You oversee the maintenance of the installation and ensure it stays in perfect working order.

You work for an engineering firm or electricity distribution company, for example. You research or design the means by which a solar energy farm is connected to the existing network, for example.

You develop a test system for the industry, to test whether the drive system of an electric car functions properly for example. Or you develop a test system for online remote monitoring of a wind farm. There are a great many possibilities for the development of test systems, because practically every product is so complex that it can only be tested with a custom-made programmable test system.

You design, build, program, and test microelectronics. If your idea works, you prepare it for mass production.

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What kinds of companies can you work at?

As an electrical engineer you can go anywhere. At SMEs or multinationals, in the manufacturing industry, or at development companies. For example, you will be qualified to work as a programmer of software operating systems, as a consultant at an engineering firm, or as a designer of electronics for a radar system. Or you can focus on research, development, and design.

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The chance that you will find a job that matches your qualifications is very high: 87% find a job at their level and within the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering 87%
Applied Computer Science 95%
Mechanical Engineering 94%

within one-and-a-half years after graduation

Possibilities for further study

If you want to pursue a postgraduate degree after your higher education in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, one option is Saxion's unique master programme in Applied Nanotechnology or the university-level Master of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.