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What does an Electrical Engineer do?

Electrical engineers work with the development and manufacturing of electrical systems and equipment such as motors, communication systems, power generation equipment, and electronics. Electrical engineers design circuits to perform specific functions that allow electronic devices to run safely, reliably, efficiently, and predictably.

Electrical engineers may specialize in different areas and play a key role in solving technical problems in a variety of areas including but not limited to:

  • Computers and Digital Hardware: Engineers who work under this specialty design computers (desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, video game consoles, etc.), computer systems, and hardware. They may also work on software but only in a limited capacity.
  • Control systems: These engineers work with the design of instrumentation required to measure physical quantities such as temperature, pressure, and flow. These pieces of instrumentation are found in your car, home, and industry.
  • Telecommunications: These engineers work with the development of transmitter and receivers required for communication systems. These systems are responsible for the transmission of signals, images, and sounds.

Where do they work?

Electrical engineers work in a variety of areas such as design and development, manufacturing, sales, management, and research.

Who are they?

Electrical Engineers come from a variety of different backgrounds and from numerous locations across the globe. Let’s take a moment to meet some from right here in South Dakota:

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