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Alternate Titles: 

Avionics engineer,Broadcasting engineer (professional),Electronics engineer (professional),Microwave engineer,Telecommunications engineer (professional)

Job Description: 

Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.


Electronics engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 1.2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 3.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment;
  • determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards;
  • organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs;
  • tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.
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