“Electrical Engineering” is the field where we deal with the energy that runs our world. It can be exists in various forms like gas, fuel cell, turbine, hydro, solar, wind or geothermal energy.
Electrical engineering has the complete knowledge to utilize and distribute these energies out from their sources to our factories, home, hospitals, school and offices, and our life.
And it does not stop here.
Today, electrical engineering not only involves in electrical appliances, but also involves in computer, electronics, communication and mechanical fields.
Do you have a computer or cellular phone?
Off course! Electrical engineering is there.
“Electrical Engineering deals with the application and study of electromagnetism, electronics and electricity”
Electrical engineering is one of the selectable disciplines in the field of engineering and technology.
Electrical engineering has been adopted in professional education in the year 1882. In the year 1884, the great physics Thomas Edison has provided the 110 volt’s DC electricity to his 59 customers in Manhattan City in Newyork.
Electrical engineering is divided into many subfield that include electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, radio-frequency engineering, signal processing, instrumentation and microelectronics.
Electrical engineers commonly holds a undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.
Course & Duration
Electrical engineering is an exciting field of engineering and technology. Electronics engineering and electrical & electronics engineering are the close related to this field. The duration of the total course take four years.
The academic criterion of Electrical Engineering is divided into three courses/programmes as follows:
- Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration. (after 10th or 12th)
- UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration. (after 12th)
- PG courses leading to the M.Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration. (after Graduation)
Electrical engineering is spread across a range of specialities such as acoustics, speech, electromagnetic compatibility, automobiles to vehicular technologies, geo science & remote sensing, ultra sonic, laser & electro optics, ferroelectrics & frequency control.
Beside these, it is one of the broad research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.
For entering in PG (M.Tech) programme, B.Tech in Electrical Engineering is must.
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Electrical Engineering has expanded in various specializations as the following.
- Signal processing
After completion of UG degree the students are designated as the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), depending on the University.
A bachelor degree usually covers the mathematics, physics, project management, and computer science.
There are so many specializations or sub-disciplines in electrical engineering but to choose in higher degrees after completion of bachelor degree.
The core subjects included in the study of electrical engineering are as follows:
- Control systems
- Electricity Technology and Machines
- Circuit Analysis, Electronics
- Electrical Engineering Material
- Transmission & Distribution
- Microprocessor interfacing
- Power Engineering
Have you completed your 10+2 examination?
Then go ahead and pick the right one as of your interest.
You can choose the Electrical Engineering, once you have completed your 10 or 10+2 examination with mathematics and science.
B.Tech is the most sought course in the field of electrical engineering. Every year, many students take admission in this course. Admissions is done through entrance test. After completing 12th, students can apply for JEE Main 2024 or CUET 2024 in order to take admission in undergraduate engineering courses. Those desiring to get into IITs or NITs are required to succeed the JEE Advanced 2024 which is the second stage of JEE Main.
For getting admission in postgraduate engineering courses, students have to qualify the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024). This entrance test is the gateway for admission to PG courses.
Besides these entrance exams, there are many other state and University level entrance exams which provides admission to electrical engineering.
Get some of the best colleges for pursuing studies in electrical engineering:
- IIT Bhubaneswar
- IIT Kanpur
- IIT Jodhpur
- IIT Gandhinagar
- IIT Bombay
- IIT Delhi
- IIT Hyderabad
- IIT Kharagpur
- IIT Guwahati
- IIT Mandi
- IIT Patna
- NIT Agartala
- NIT Calicut
- NIT Durgapur
- NIT Raipur
- NIT Rourkela
- NIT Warangal
Jobs & Career
There are lots of job opportunities in the field of electrical engineering.
An electrical engineer designs, develops and maintains the electrical control system to the required specifications, and focusing on economy, reliability, safety, sustainability and quality.
Building industries and services, transportation network, construction and manufacturing, and production and the distribution of power are some of the specific fields of career development.
An electrical engineer can work with the industries deals in product development, system management, product design, sales, amusements, consumers’ electronics, transportation, wireless communication, manufacturing, chemical, automotive, defense and pharmaceutical.
Higher studies option are also available for B.E./B.Tech graduate in Electrical Engineering. Candidates possessing master’s degree in this field can choose their profession in teaching field and can further go for research work after getting doctor of philosophy degree in electrical engineering.
- Chief Engineers
- Workshop Manager
- Operations Manager
- Engineering Technologist
- Development and Test Engineers
- Electrical Product Design Engineer
- Project Manager
- Project Head
Here are some Recruiters which require the electrical engineers whenever:
- Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
- Jindal Steel & Power Limited
- Tata Steel & Power Limited
- State Electricity Board
- TRF Ltd
- Hindustan Motor
- Tata Metallic
- Tata Motors
- ALSTOM India Power project
- Bhushan Steel
- Durgapur steel plant
- OMEGA Elevator
- CONE Elevator
- Everest Industry
- ZENITH Construction etc
- L&T Construction and STEEL
- Jay Balaji Steel
In India, a fresher who has cleared the degree in Electrical Engineering can get the offer of salary started from 2 lakh per annum upto 5 lakh per annum.
In abroad, the average salary of electrical engineers is $65000 per annum.
Are you brilliant and having a higher degree in electrical engineering?
Don’t think about the salary because “sky is the limit”.
Book & Study Material
The top recommended books in the field of Electrical Engineering are as the follows:
Foundations of Electrical Engineering
Leonard S. Bobrow
Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electric Machinery and Transformers
Bhag S. Guru
Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering
M. S. Sukhija
Protection and Switchgear
Basic Electrical Engineering
Prasanta Kumar Satpathy
Basic Electrical Engineering
Electrical Properties of Materials
Materials Science for Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Power System Analysis
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