Electrical Engineer Course and Career Info Description
The basic requirement for becoming an electrical engineer is to finish the five-year B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree. This course teaches you not only mathematics such as calculus and physics but chemistry as well. Subjects such as electromagnetic theories and their practical applications, atomic physics, as well as electronics are also taught. You will also be taught digital electronics, microprocessors, electrical measurements, control systems, among others.
Cost of Education:
If you’re going to enroll in a public institution, one semester will cost you about P3,500, so that’s about P35,000 for the full five years in BSEE. However, if you’re going to enroll in a private institution, the cost for the full five years is about P285,000 to as high as P490,000.
Top Universities for Course:
- Top universities for B.S. in Electrical Engineering are UP Los Banos, Central Mindanao University, Mindanao State University in Iligan, Ateneo de Davao, Mindanao State University in Marawi, and University of Santo Tomas. You could also try University of San Carlos, Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila, and Divine World of Calapan.
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Course Skills and Factors
- Inquisitive and creative mind.
- Team player and ability to work with a team.
- Focused with an eye for detail.
- Mathematical skills
- Communication skills, both written and oral.
- Good knowledge of technical language as well as its concepts.
- In-depth knowledge of the area of expertise.
- Computer knowledge.
- The main responsibility of an electrical engineer is to not only design as well as develop electrical equipment, but to also test as well as supervise its manufacture. It is also his duty to translate his concept into technical drawings, taking into consideration the specifications as well as the requirements of both the project and the customers. The electrical engineer is also responsible for estimating not only the labor and material costs but also the construction costs of the project.
Career Outlook and Global Demand
Middle Eastern countries are always hiring Filipino electrical engineers. Some of these countries are Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar. Ghana, Papua New Guinea, and Libya are also hiring electrical engineers from the Philippines.
Entry-level electrical engineers can earn about P16,600 monthly. Depending upon his employer, the salary could go up to $25,500. Abroad though, he could earn as much as $5,000 to about $7,800 monthly.
Opportunities for Advancement:
From an entry-level position, electrical engineers can advance to supervisory and managerial positions. Aside from this, there is also the opportunity to become a consultant or a specialist in the future.