Career opportunities for Electrical & Electronic Engineers continue to be plentiful and varied. With the ongoing emphasis on energy and efficiency, there is an increasing requirement for graduates in electrical generation, transmission and distribution in companies like ESB and Eirgrid.

Semiconductor manufacturing and design provides another dynamic career path, with many of the world’s leading companies located in Ireland including Intel, Analog Devices, On Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and Microsemi.

Demands for expertise in electrical automation and control are also rising, particularly in the biomedical devices and pharmaceutical sectors, while the ongoing growth in demands for telecommunications provides yet another exciting career option in the development and testing of new devices and infrastructure.

According to the State of Ireland 2017 report by Engineers Ireland, there is currently a huge demand for engineers, and it is expected that job opportunities for Electrical and Electronic Engineers both nationally and internationally will continue to grow in the coming years.

This creates a wide range of job opportunities for our graduates and also leads to higher salaries. The most recent Engineers Ireland Salary Survey shows that Electrical and Electronic Engineers are amongst the highest paid in all of the engineering and technology disciplines. In 2014, the median salary for a Chartered Electrical/Electronic Engineer in Ireland was €73,000. This figure is growing year on year (Source)

Below are just some of the companies that NUI Galway’s recent Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates are working in:

  • Analog Devices
  • Bord Gáis
  • Ericsson
  • ESB
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Medtronic
  • O2
  • Valeo