Telecommunications engineers conduct research and advise on, design and direct the construction, functioning, maintenance and repair of telecommunication systems and equipment. They study and advise on technological aspects of telecommunication engineering materials, products or processes.
Tasks include -
(a) advising on and designing telecommunications devices or components, systems, equipment and distribution centres;
(b) specifying production or installation methods, materials, quality and safety standards and directing production or installation work of telecommunications products and systems;
(c) organizing and directing maintenance and repair of existing telecommunication systems, motors and equipment;
(d) researching and advising on telecommunications equipment;
(e) planning and designing communications networks based on wired, fibre optical and wireless communication media;
(f) designing and developing signal processing algorithms and implementing these through appropriate choice of hardware and software;
(g) designing telecommunications networks and radio and television distribution systems, including both cable and over the air.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Broadcast engineer
- Telecommunications engineer
- Telecommunications engineering technologist
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Electronics engineer - 2152