Electrical Engineer


researcher in an engineering labElectrical 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: £17,570 - £27,000

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: £18,000 - £29,000

Robert Gordon University graduates

Our engineering courses have an excellent graduate employment rate, with 95%* 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)

“My time at Robert Gordon University gave me a taster of many of the technologies used in industry, including MatLab, VHDL and change control processes”

Andrew Simpson Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng Selex Gallileo


  1. 08, December, 2015 Winter Graduation Ceremonies - Design and Technology (2:30pm)

    Lauren Jenkins graduation 2014

    Ceremony for the Gray’s School of Art, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, School of Computing Science and Digital Media and the School of Engineering  

  2. 27, January, 2016 Postgraduate Event: Find a Masters

    Find a Masters

    Come and speak to RGU at the Find a Masters Postgraduate Fairs.  

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