Modern civilisation is dependent upon electrical energy and electronics and the future of civilisation is dependent on the development of sustainable sources of electricity and advances in electronics. Electrical engineers will be needed to develop and maintain sustainable sources of electricity and the power distribution systems that will store and transmit that electricity to where it is needed worldwide. Since the 1950s the pace of growth in electronics has been accelerating. The demand for efficient and more powerful electronic devices has continued to grow and is forecasted to continue growing for the foreseeable future. Electronic engineers will be in high demand to continue to design and build computers, smartphones, and other personal electronics for consumers as well as control systems and
components for industrial systems.