Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers are concerned with designing and developing electrical systems and components, with focus on economy, safety, reliability, quality and sustainability. You will usually work alongside engineers from other specialisms and you may also work with marketing and sales staff, architects and customer service personnel. Day to day you might be involved in making models and prototypes of products, designing and conducting tests and preparing product documentation.

Typical starting salary: £20,000
Average UK salary range £20,800 - £52,000 

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Electronics Engineer

As an Electronic Engineer you will research, design, develop, test and produce components and systems to develop the way that electricity is used to control equipment. You will usually work alongside colleagues from other engineering disciplines. Your responsibilities might include testing theoretical designs, writing specifications, project planning and writing technical reports.

Typical starting salary: £20,000
Average UK salary range £20,800 - £52,000 

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Robert Gordon University graduates

Our engineering courses have an excellent graduate employment rate, with 85%* of our Electronic and Electrical engineering graduates finding employment within six months of graduating.

Some our Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates have gone on to be:

  • Air Traffic Engineer with Tait Electronics in Aberdeen
  • Service Engineer with National Oilwell Varco in Aberdeen
  • Electrical Engineer with Noble Denton Consultants in Aberdeen
  • Engineer with Halliburton in Aberdeen
  • Senior Instrument Engineer with PKM Engineering Services in Aberdeen

(*According to Unistats)