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Electrical Engineering

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Define/ what is electrical engineering - Electrical Engineering is the study of the various applications of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. It deals with the generation, distribution, and transmission of electricity as well as new age applications in electronics ranging from telecommunications to computers and microprocessors
Details of electrical engineering

  • Electrical Engineers design, develop and test electronic systems, devices and equipment. Examples of these systems include computer components, GPS systems, communications systems, antennas, receivers, lighting systems, wiring systems, power generators, aircrafts, automobiles, and so much more.
  • Difference between electrical and electronic engineering - Electrical Engineering deal with the problems associated with large-scale electrical systems such as power generation and transmission and motor control

Electronic Engineering - deals with the study of small-scale electronic systems including computers and integrated circuits. It includes the design and building of electronic circuits based on the flow of charge through different materials

  • Electrical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the study of diverse utilization of electricity and equipments that generate and distribute power.
  • This is divided into heavy current (electrical machinery; generating stations and distribution systems) and light current (telecommunications, radar, computers etc.).
  • Conventional areas like generation, allocation, distribution and transmission of electricity come under the purview of electrical engineering.
  • The broad field of electrical engineering involves working with all manners of electronic devices, from pocket calculators to supercomputers.
  • In this area, the engineers' task involves generating, distributing and using electrical power in the fields of communication, control system, electronic computer, industrial electronics and instrumentation etc.

Streams/Branches of electrical engineering

    • Power generation & distribution
    • Communication
    • Electronics
    • Control system

The specializations in electrical engineering includes the areas like

  • Power
  • Optoelectronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Analogue electronics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Control system
  • Electronics
  • Signal processing and telecommunication

Skill requirement for electrical engineers

  • Active listening, reading comprehension, critical thinking, active learning, complex problem solving, Judgment and decision making,  operations analysis, time management

Career in electrical engineering

  • Electrical engineers are required to develop, design, manufacture, test, evaluate, market, sell and manage electrical and electronic systems.
  • Electrical Engineers are needed in all manufacturing units. Major companies of both public and private sectors such as electricity boards, large-scale industries, manufacturing plants, power corporations, and hydroelectricity sectors consistently require electrical engineers for their projects.
  • Electrical engineers also find job prospects in design industries, production plants, natural gas plants, petroleum companies, as well as in steel and chemical plants.
  • Owing to the proliferation of satellite-transmitted television, transcontinental computer networks, and other inventions and breakthroughs in technology, there is a great demand for electrical engineers in the industries that manufacture refrigerators, televisions, computers, microwaves, etc.
  • Electrical Engineers can also get a job in any of the major players in the Public Sector such as the Indian Railways, the Armed Forces (technical branch), and the Thermal and Nuclear Power Corporation Limited.

Followings are some of the employers in this field:

 

On the Job

  • Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Install and maintain electrical control systems and solid state equipment.
  • Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
  • Build, calibrate,  maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
  • Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems.
  • Write commissioning procedures for electrical installations.
  • Prepare project cost and work-time estimates.
  • Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings and design comments for sound electrical engineering practice and conformance with established safety and design criteria, and recommend approval or disapproval.
  • Draw or modify diagrams and write engineering specifications to clarify design details and functional criteria of experimental electronics units.
  • Conduct inspections for quality control and assurance programs, reporting findings and recommendations.
  • Plan, schedule and monitor work of support personnel to assist supervisor.
  • Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions or amendments to outdated material.
  • Perform supervisory duties such as recommending work assignments, approving leaves and completing performance evaluations.
  • Plan method and sequence of operations for developing and testing experimental electronic and electrical equipment.
  • Visit construction sites to observe conditions impacting design and to identify solutions to technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment that arise during construction.
  • Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, by recording and analyzing test data.
  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications.
  • Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate hardware.

Courses

Under Graduate

  • B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.E. Electrical Engineering
  • B.E. Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering
  • B.Tech. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.Tech. Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
  • B.Tech. Electrical Engineering

Postgraduate

  • M.E Electrical Drives and Embedded control
  • M.E. Electrical Engineering
  • M.E. Electrical Power System
  • M.E. High Voltage Engineering
  • M.E. Power Systems Engineering
  • M.Tech. Electrical Energy Systems
  • M.Tech. Electrical Engineering
  • M.Tech. Electrical Machines
  • M.Tech. Electrical Power System
  • M.Tech. High Voltage Engineering
  • M.Tech. Microwave and TV Engineering
  • M.Tech. Power system
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

Diploma

  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Certificate Course

Colleges

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