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Electronics Engineering Technicians – Career Prospects,
Nature of Job and Required Competencies
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Electronics engineering technicians career prospects, nature of job and required competencies

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Electronics engineering technicians career prospects, nature of job and required competencies

  1. 1. Electronics Engineering Technicians – Career Prospects, Nature of Job and Required Competencies An electronics engineering diploma appears to lead graduates in some obvious directions, for example, to electronics industry. However, the scope of this program is not limited to just electronics industry. Rather, job opportunities exist in various industries outside it, such as aerospace, automotive, marine, telecoms, utilities, construction, defense, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, power generation, and any other industry that relies on electronics devices or equipment. This means that the skilled electronics engineering technicians are in great demand in both the electronics industry and outside it. This also means that electronics engineering graduates will have better chances of finding employment. Moreover, the overall demand for them is expected to rise in the coming years because of the increased dependence on electronics devices, in residential as well as commercial settings. Nature of Work Electronics engineering professionals rely heavily on the principles of mathematics, electronics and data communications. They may be engaged in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing or selling of electronics equipment, devices and systems. The work is performed more often either at the client site or in the manufacturing unit. The professionals are not only involved in maintenance and repairing of electrical and electronic devices, but they are also skilled to be involved in various aspects of design and development, testing and manufacturing. Their exact roles and responsibilities depend upon the company they work with. Required Competencies Electronics engineering professionals are expected to possess technical expertise in the areas of wireless communications, microcontrollers, data communications, industrial systems, communication transceivers, computer hardware and networks, RF transmission and measurements, and electronic communication systems. Additionally, they must be well-versed in electronics shop practices, technical writing in MS Office, ethics in technology and environment, measurement and instrumentation, and quality control techniques. Communication skills also play a critical role in case they are employed with a sales firm or a customer service organization. Acquiring Knowledge and Skills In order to work in the organized sector, the individuals need to undergo a formal post- secondary education and training in electronics engineers. Employers are keen on hiring only those professionals who have completed their electronics engineering education and possess practical hands-on experience. Centennial College’s two-year post-secondary electronics engineering program prepares students with the knowledge and skills required to seek employment. The program is
  2. 2. accredited by the Canadian Technology Association Board; and thus, reflects high standards of learning. The program focuses on helping students build strong theoretical foundation and gain hands-on training. The college owns a state-of-the-art laboratory where students get opportunity to apply their learning into practice. It maintains the right balance of theory and practical. In addition to this, the college also has an active student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which further helps them enhance their knowledge. Students with a minimum of 2.0 GPA may be eligible for the fifth semester of the technologist program, in case they are interested in studying further. Or else, they may choose to pursue their careers. Getting into an Electronics Engineering Technician Program Interested students can send their applications to the college, supported with a copy of secondary school diploma certificate and scores of English Grade 12 C or University or equivalent and Mathematics Grade 11 M or 12 C or University or equivalent. For More Information Visit http://www1.centennialcollege.ca/

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