An increase in enrolment of undergraduate and graduate students in the discipline of electrical engineering is expected to contribute to the country’s growing demand for electrical engineers, according to a report by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
In a report released Thursday, the commission said the increase in engineering degrees in the U-19 to M.
Ed. categories is expected “to help fill the demand for additional undergraduate and M.
Sc. graduates for future engineering positions in the energy sector.”
While the report does not provide any details on how many students are applying for these jobs, the Commission said a recent survey by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association indicated that about 5,000 engineering graduates are currently working in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering in the United States.
The report was released to coincide with the National Electric Boilermakers Association (NEBA) convention, which will be held June 2-4 in Indianapolis, Ind.
The NEBA convention, sponsored by the American Electric Power Association (AEPA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (NRPC), will be a daylong gathering of leaders and engineers in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, electrical, communications, manufacturing, transportation, and information technology industries.
The convention’s theme is “The Next 50 Years of the Electric Power Industry.”
The U.N. report said that since the end of World War II, the number of U.K. undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering has more than doubled, to more than 8,000.
“While we recognize the U