How to become a Electronics Engineer

Electronics engineers design, develop, test and maintain electronic parts and systems used in computers, communications, navigation, industry and entertainment.

Personal requirements of a Electronics Engineer

  • Aptitude for technical activities
  • Good leadership skills
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Enjoy computing and technical design
  • Practical and creative
  • Able to work independently and accept responsibility

Education & Training for a Electronics Engineer

To become an electronics engineer you usually have to study electronic engineering at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry and physics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,984

Future growth:

decline

Employment by state:

ACT 1.6%

NSW 32.4%

NT 0.6%

QLD 13.4%

SA 2.7%

TAS 2%

VIC 43.7%

WA 3.7%

Hours worked:

40.8

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Male 100%

Female 0%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 21.9%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 78.1%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 20.8%

Above 35 years: 83.4%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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