Job Prospects and Opportunities for Electrical Electronics Engineering Graduates in Nigeria

According to Wikipedia Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. This field first became an identifiable occupation in the latter half of the 19th century after commercialization of the electric telegraph, the telephone, and electric power distribution and use.

Electronics engineering, or electronic engineering on the other hand, is an engineering discipline where non-linear and active electrical components such as electron tubes, and semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, are utilized to design electronic circuits, devices and systems, typically also including passive electrical components and based on printed circuit boards.

There are many intersections in the two engineering fields hence many Nigerian universities offer as a joint course Electrical/Electronic Engineering. Infact electronic is seen as a component of the wider electrical engineering. This is also buttressed by the fact the there is a common body for both in The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) which is the world recognised body for the regulations of electrical/electronic engineering.

What Do Electrical/Electronic Engineers Do?

Electrical and electronic engineers are the professionals that deal with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. They work on the development of new and advanced products that are powered by electricity or produce electricity. They usually work on a project which can be anything related to electricity like medical technology, gaming systems, cellular phones, robots, cars, airline navigation systems. They work in labs, offices or in industries

Opportunities and Prospects for Electrical/Electronic Engineers

There are several sectors where opportunities exist and are even expanding for electrical/electronic engineers in Nigeria and these include mobile phone technology, broadcasting, telecommunications, measurement/instrumentation & control, power supply & distribution, manufacturing etc.

Some Jobs and Careers for Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Design Engineer
Quality Control Engineer/Specialist
Research Engineer
Software Engineer
Systems Design Engineer
Sales Engineer
Product Engineer

Areas Where Electrical and Electronic Engineers Can Work

– Scientific Research and Development (Research Agencies, Research in Higher Institutions, etc)
– Semi-conductor and other electronic components Manufacturing
– Electric Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution
– Electro-Medical, Navigational, Control & Measurement Instruments Manufacturing etc


  1. Jobsooq says:

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  2. maliki jamiu atanda says:

    electrical job and mainteinaces engineer job.

  3. eashan wali says:

    Engineering as a career has attracted the student fraternity of the country in a big way and the large number of aspirants taking the engineering exams are testimony to the fact.

  4. vitkacy says:

    Design engineeris exactly what I want! I finished my studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology last year This specialization (design engineer) is such a big opportunity for every young engineer!

  5. Abayomi says:

    This was very educative.I also want to urge electronic Engineers to explore into the use of micro controllers as they make everything easy. I bought an Arduino uno micro-controller at N4000 from konga.

    .Barely 2 weeks after intense learning of how to use the micro controller, I got a good offer from shell to be part of its Shell Eco Marathon.

  6. ola@last says:

    This information is very useful for our students as they will soon graduate and search for job opportunities.

  7. oyelakin abdullahi says:

    all d world nw dpend on electrical nd electronics engineering 4 mre dn 95percent v d world’s product .Is it phne, TV, laptop ,cmputers or what ?

  8. Fidelis says:

    I’ve always wanted to study electrical and electronics engineering in the university,, but family members and the situation of Nigeria’s economy keep discouraging me, because there are no more job opportunities…its now down to self employment…pls anyone who can help me out contact me via email

  9. bokono says:

    please I need more clarity on broadcasting and navigation, what in specific did electrical/electronics engineers do?

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