Telecommunications Field Engineer



OFO No: 215304





What is a Telecommunications Field Engineer?

A Telecommunications Field Engineer is an expert on telecommunications. They design, plan and monitor complicated network systems.

What does a Telecommunications Field Engineer do?

  • researches telecommunications (new and existing)
  • analyses data
  • compiles reports
  • advises companies and government
  • designs new telecommunication networks and equipment
  • uses wired, fibre optics and wireless systems
  • organises maintenance programmes
  • monitors installations
  • follows strict safety procedures

Are you . . . ?

  • intellectual?
  • a problem solver?
  • organised?
  • able to develop new programmes?
  • reliable and responsible?
  • analytical?
  • a team player?
  • observant?

How do I become a Telecommunications Field Engineer?


Bachelor of Electronic Engineering

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KZN
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Witwatersrand


Bachelor of Electronic Engineering

  • 3 years workplace experience as a Candidate Engineer (registered with ECSA)
  • Professional Engineer Review with ECSA
  • Designation: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the title Professional Engineer.


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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Telecommunications Line Mechanic or Chemical Engineering Technician

Is becoming a Telecommunications Field Engineer the right career choice for me?