Electronic Engineering

Graduate Profiles

Electronic Engineering Career Examples

Ciara Murphy -Transmission Engineer

"After graduation, I worked with Surecom Network Solutions in Dublin. My projects include planning radio links in the UK and planning sites in Australia to support their telecoms network. The work involves equipment specification, installation and operation. On other projects, I have worked in conjunction with O2 and Vodafone. It is very interesting and I have already gained so much experience. My Degree was a great foundation in many ways."

Sean O Sullivan - Product Support

"I graduated in 2011 with a Level 7 Degree and I am currently working in the iOS department of Apple Inc. My job is providing technical support for iPods, iPads and iPhones. It is a great place to work and the salary is excellent. I am working very much in the area that I studied and it has equipped me very well. I can thoroughly recommend the BEng in Electronic Engineering."

Salaries & Benefits

The 2012 salary survey by Engineers Ireland (the engineering professional body in Ireland) gives the following figures for engineering salaries;

  • Depending on experience, an electrical or electronic engineer typically earned in the range of 43,000 to 78,000 euro.
  • 56% of engineers working for multi-national companies received a pay increase in 2012.
  • Graduate engineers without experience typically start on an average salary of €23,000 and this rapidly increases as they gain experience.

In addition to their basic salary, engineers in general received the following benefits (average figures);

  • Bonuses=€2,500
  • Overtime=€3,500
  • Pension contributions=€2,500
  • Health insurance=€1,000
  • Education & training=€1,500
  • Share purchase options=€1,500
  • Dividends=€500

Employment Prospects

Studies for the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (including the Forfás -Future Skills Requirements of the Manufacturing Sector to 2020 and the Fás - National Skills Bulletin 2012) indicate that there is a shortage of electrical and electronic engineers. Graduates from CIT's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses are highly regarded in industry so employment prospects for graduates are excellent.

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
CIT, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland.

Tel:+353(0)21-4335470
Fax: +353(0)21-4335471
Email:e-eng@cit.ie