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What can I do with an Electrical Engineering degree? Jobs & Career Paths - Concordia University

What can I do with my degree in Electrical Engineering?

About the program

Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a BEng in Electrical Engineering. An Electrical Engineering Co-op program is also available. At the graduate level, Concordia offers a Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Electrical & Computer Engineering) and offers a Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Electrical & Computer Engineering). It also offers a Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Electrical & Computer Engineering). 

Electrical engineering is often referred to as the largest of all engineering disciplines; its professionals work in all industries. Major branches of the field include: communications, control systems, power engineering and electronics. Working in Quebec normally requires registration with l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the professional corporation. Check with Engineers Canada at for requirements in other provinces.

For the latest information on this program, visit the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Skills developed

As a student in Civil and Building Engineering, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Computer proficiency
  • Interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Systems analysis
  • Knowledge of technology
  • Technology design
  • Knowledge of physics
  • Knowledge of systems interconnectedness

  • Communication skills (written and oral)
  • Creativity and inventiveness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation
  • Accuracy/attention to detail
  • Conscientiousness
  • Keen observation
  • Research skills

  • Complex problem solving and decision making
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Patience
  • Management of material resources
  • Project management skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Resource allocation
  • Supervisory skills
  • Independence
  • Teaching skills

Potential work settings

Electrical engineers work in all industries, mostly in the private, for-profit sector. Key among these are communications, power generation, computers, semiconductors, government, aerospace, bioengineering, manufacturing, education and research, service industry and transportation. Many electrical engineers are also self employed. 

  • Aerospace parts manufacturing
  • Aviation
  • Canadian forces
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Communications companies
  • Computer systems design and services
  • Construction
  • Consulting firms
  • Corporations
  • Education
  • Electrical utilities
  • Electrical and electronic equipment
  • Manufacturers
  • Government at all levels
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Internet services
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Mining
  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Scientific research
  • Software publishing
  • Steel manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation industries
  • Universities and colleges

Career Possibilities

The following job titles are representative of the types of entry-level positions for which Concordia University students are qualified upon graduation. Most electrical engineers work as electrical and electronics engineers. Many move into supervisory positions after attaining experience in the field. 

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).


  • Application Associate
  • Controls Technician
  • Industrial Sales Representative
  • Internship (Digital Technology)
  • Junior Electrical Engineer
  • Junior Electronics Engineer 
  • Junior Project Engineer
  • Navigational Systems Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Retrofit Technician (Lighting Resource Center)
  • Software Intern
  • Software Validation (Cockpit Integration)
  • System Support Analyst
  • Technical Writer 
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Test Technician
  • Process Control Engineer 
  • Professor 
  • Program Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Public Utility Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Engineer 
  • Research Engineer
  • Roadway Lighting Design Engineer 
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Sales Occupations
  • Strategic Planning Consultant
  • Supervising Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technician
  • Television Systems Engineer 

  • Administrator
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Architect
  • Army Officer/Field Engineer
  • Building Engineer
  • Cartographer
  • City Planner
  • Concrete Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Hazardous Waste Specialist
  • Highway Engineer
  • Housing Construction Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Independent Consultant
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Traffic Manager
  • Landscape Architect
  • Military Engineer
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Oceanographer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Public Works Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Staff Engineer
  • Surveyor/ Mapper
  • Traffic Engineer
  • University Professor
  • Urban Planner
  • Water Management Engineer
  • Water Treatment Engineer

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Making wise career decisions requires exploring your field. A multitude of Internet sites and other resources will help you do this to the best of your ability. Professional association sites, in particular, are very useful for their career descriptions and job hunting tips. Moreover, these authoritative sites frequently provide links to Internet sites which announce job openings and list potential employers.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

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