WHAT IS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING?

Being an engineer is about problem solving, having a design focus, and utilising technology to benefit society.Telecommunications engineering is a broad specialisation of electrical engineering encompassing the design, construction and management of systems that carry out the transmission, processing and storage ofinformation as electrical or optical signals.

WHAT DOES A TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER DO?

Telecommunications engineers design, build and manage systems that carry out the transmission,processing and storage of information as electrical or optical signals. A wide range of technologies areinvolved in any telecommunication system. Satellites, radio, telephone cables, and optical fibres all play an important role in telecommunication networks. Computers are used to process, transform and storeinformation, and to control telecommunication networks.

WHAT SKILLS DOES A TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER NEED?

• project management skills
• high level of technical expertise
• good communication skills
• leadership capability
• strong analytical skills
• ability to work as part of a team
• problem solving capabilities
• practical/resourceful
• creativity (invention, innovation, thinking outside box)

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

• computer and communications networking
• electronics design and manufacturing
• engineering research and development
• sales and service of technical equipment
• software design and development
• telecommunication systems design and installation
• project and technology management

TYPES OF JOBS AVAILABLE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING

• IT or management consultant
• programmer
• systems developer/manager 

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

• computer and communications networking
• electronics design and manufacturing
• engineering research and development
• sales and service of technical equipment
• software design and development
• telecommunication systems design and installation
• project and technology management

TYPES OF JOBS AVAILABLE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING

• IT or management consultant
• programmer
• systems developer/manager