Published: 11 January 2018

Top jobs with an electrical and electronic engineering degree

Find out what career you could pursue with a degree in electrical and electronic engineering, and discover some of the jobs Surrey graduates have gone into over the past few years.

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If you study for a degree in electrical and electronic engineering you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a rewarding and stimulating career.

Graduates of our electrical and electronic degrees are highly employable and can find work in a wide range of industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, IT and telecommunications.

"Choosing to study at Surrey was a life-changing decision for me, and has set me up for a great career." - Sam Williams, BEng Electronic Engineering

Careers with an electrical and electronic engineering degree

The job roles that relate directly to your degree include:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Systems analyst.

However, with their wide range of skills, electrical and electronic engineering graduates are highly valued in a variety of sectors and roles. You may want to take the road less travelled and explore your options in jobs such as:

  • Project manager
  • Technical author
  • Management consultant
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Technical sales engineer.

Electrical and electronic engineering graduate jobs

Recent graduates of our courses have entered employment in roles such as:

  • BAE Systems Avionics Ltd, Electronic Hardware Engineer
  • Cable and Wireless, Energy Engineer
  • Lockheed Martin UK, Systems Engineer

"Surrey offers tremendous support and guidance in providing access to the best companies in the field, and it’s incredibly important to have that kind of industry experience because the field progresses rapidly." - Ankur Banerjee, BEng Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems, class of 2013

  • Motorola, Graduate Software Engineer
  • QinetiQ, Research Scientist
  • Thales, Graduate Engineer
  • Accenture UK, Senior Analyst.

Discover more about our electronic and electrical engineering degrees, our pioneering Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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