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What is Electrical Engineering? Related Career Titles
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What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering is an exciting field that has been on the cutting edge of technology for more than a century. Electrical engineers design, develop, build and test electrical and electronic devices such as high definition television, embedded computer systems, solar power generators, microprocessor chips, electronic amplifiers, laser sources, robots and intelligent systems. Electrical engineering majors learn the physics of electricity and magnetism; mathematics of circuits and systems; and engineering tools of analysis and design. They are trained in the design and manufacture of economical and safe products that enhance the quality of life of human beings. Electrical engineers are needed to develop, design, manufacture, test, evaluate, market, sell and manage electrical and electronic systems. Job prospects for electrical engineers are quite good.

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Traffic Management
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Failure Detection
Control Systems Engineer

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Speaking Quality Control Analysis Active Learning Social Perceptiveness
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Negotiation Math Persuasion Mechanical
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Initiative Persistence Adaptability / Flexibility Leadership
Achievement Independence

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Job & Internship Search Links

Handshake -- UNCW's Online Job & Career Portal

Job Search Resources

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My Jobs - Electrical Engineer Jobs

National Society of Professional Engineers job site

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Career Planning Links

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

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Professional Association Links

National Society of Professional Engineers

North Carolina Society of Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

American Institute of Physics

Association for Computing Machinery

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institution of Engineering and Technology

IEEE Computer Society

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

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Miscellaneous Resources

Physics World

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IEEE Virtual Museum

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