Electrical engineers design systems and equipment that generate, distribute and/or use electricity. They may also be involved in supervising the manufacture or construction, and maintenance and operation of these systems and equipment.
Most electrical engineers are employed by:
There is strong demand for electrical engineers, and the job is on Immigration New Zealand's long-term and Canterbury skills shortage lists, which means the Government is actively encouraging skilled workers from overseas to come here to fill the gap.
As well as the Christchurch rebuild, the demand has been increased by major upgrades to the National Grid, which is the network of lines and substations that distributes electricity around the country.
Electrical engineers earn:
Key tertiary qualifications:
A New Zealand Diploma in Engineering specialising in Electrical Engineering will qualify you for a role as an electrical engineering technician.
Required and recommended school subjects:
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