Electronic devices have become part of everyday life. Microprocessors, robots, lasers, fibre optics, biomedical electronics, satellite communications and wireless networking all use microelectronic technology.
With a wide range of applications, there's growing demand for Electronic Technologists who bring a comprehensive understanding of the principles of electricity, microcomputers, communications and industrial electronics and how they can be used to create solutions.
Electronic Engineering Technologists are finding rewarding work in many areas of our society. In the biomedical field, they operate and maintain a range of medical electronic equipment. For example, there is increased use of medical monitoring systems, which enable patients to carry on their daily activities while a sensor collects bio-data and transmits it back wirelessly or over the internet to medical personnel. In areas of ecology and wildlife conservation, electronic devices are used to track endangered species as they move about in the wild. In areas of green energy, the success of wind and solar energy technologies depends on accurate and sensitive monitoring and control systems. As consumers and industries continue to look for cleaner and more efficient products and services, electronic devices will increasingly be used to support and monitor processes and to collect and analyze data.