How to enter the Electronic Design Industry

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by matrixofdynamism, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. matrixofdynamism

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    I wish to become an Electronic design engineer and know how to do PCB design, Analogue/Digital design (I know analogue is quite a broad term), Microcontroller programming and simulation in MATLAB. I wish to have a job where these things are done.

    I have an MEng in Electronic Engineering from UK but after going through the degree I am not at all satisfied with the level of experience and knowledge that I have gained through the degree itself. There are also those things that did not become completely clear from the degree course itself. What should I do to learn about all these things to the extent of being able to do them like adding two number?

    I know C, C++, C#, VHDL, and MATLAB. I don't have enough money to make a lab at home that I badly wish to do.

    I wish to get into Electronic design industry, please advice me.
  2. cork_ie

    Active Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Search around for an internship with some small innovative design company
    I understand that Cambridge is the Silicon Valley of the UK and that there are several such firms there

    I say small because you would be likely to get lost and be thrown some mundane tasks in a large outfit.

    Working alongside someone who is clever and talented is always the way to go. You can learn so much from them that you will never learn at college.
  3. electron_prince

    Active Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Apply for an internship. In the mean while read your books and use a simulation program. I also made mistakes,i didn't focus on my studies and i wasted my one year. Now when i read my old books, all the texts make sense to me. Those texts dint make sense last year.
    I am not in position to advice you because i know that you are certainly much more better than me.
  4. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    And understand that simulators are not nearly as perfect as people think. Hands on do it yourself projects are also good experience, they will show you where the simulators fail.
  5. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    Setting up your own electronics workbench can be less costlier than you think. It is a matter of managing your budget wisely.

    The knowledge you gain from hands-on experience is far greater than anything you can learn from a book or course.
  6. nigelwright7557

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 10, 2008
    Electronics and software is such a hugefield you will never know it all.
    Thats why most people specialise.

    I got into a small company that was into telecomms equipment and that got me started. I learned how their equipment worked and wrote a load of software for them. Thats what gave a leg up on the CV ladder for getting other jobs.