Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other

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Electronics and communications engineering might be a more rare degree; however, in an increasingly global environment in which new networks and communications systems must constantly be established, this is a growing field of study.

It is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical, electronic, and related communications systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification. Electronics and communications engineers analyze and interpret data as well as modify communications processes and provide general technical guidance for clients.

Graduates can find work in a variety of fields, including networking, telecommunications, the internet, radio, and computing technologies. Because of this, programs usually offer a number of different areas of specialization in addition to fundamental courses of study. The essential job duties of an electronics and communications engineer might include finding solutions to problems in network design, mobile communications, Internet protocols, networking protocols, and data servicing requirements. 

Students who major in electronics and communications engineering go on to receive their bachelor's and usually their master's degree as it is an extremely technical and innovative field. Bachelor's programs take four years to complete; however, some schools offer five-year professional engineering bachelor's programs that prepare graduates for immediate entry into the workforce, which usually facilitate some sort of internship or apprenticeship program.

Classes take place both in the classroom and the lab, teaching students theory and then giving them a format in which to apply it. Internships are also common and supplement the skills learned in the classroom. The required and elective courses you would take for electronics and communications engineering majors vary considerably among institutions.

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