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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering touches virtually every facet of today’s high-tech world. Electrical engineering concepts are used extensively in telecommunication, technology, information processing, imaging and electrical power systems.

Being an electrical engineer is about driving innovation whether it’s designing a safer and more reliable power system or creating the next evolution of smart phone features. As an electrical engineer, you could be involved in wide variety of exciting projects from designing life support systems for hospitals to developing solar panels to be used in space.

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Electric machines, electronic devices, circuits and networks, radio communication, computers, control systems
  • Critical thinking, complex problem solving and decision making
  • Oral and written communication
  • Planning, prioritizing and attention to detail
  • Research and design
  • Teamwork and project management

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Antenna Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Broadcasting Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Design and Development Engineer
  • Electrical Distribution Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Research Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Firmware Engineer
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineer
  • Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer
  • Network Architect
  • Power System Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Services Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Wind Performance Engineer

Potential Industries

  • Aviation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Hardware
  • Electrical Utilities
  • Energy and Electrical Power Systems
  • Government
  • Imaging
  • Information Processing
  • Instrumentation and Control Products Companies
  • Manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Power Systems
  • Software
  • Solar Technology
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications 


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Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Engineering Student Centre
Engineering Block C 205
T: 403.220.5732

Engineering Career Centre
Engineering Block C 205
T: 403.220.3089


Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020