Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. It covers a wide range of subfields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, and signal processing. Electrical engineers use science, technology, and problem-solving skills to design, develop, test, maintain, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, sonar systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment.
Electrical and electronics engineers work primarily in industries that conduct research and development, for engineering services firms, in manufacturing, and in the federal government. They may have positions in laboratory and fabrication environments, the office of a consulting firm, or at a field site. They may also supervise a wide range of individuals including scientists, electricians, computer programmers, and other engineers.