Electrical Engineering (ELEC)
This engineering course includes transmission and generation of electrical power, electrical circuit design, electronics, instrumentation, control systems etc. Electrical engineering may include electronic engineering. Electrical engineers are generally concerned with using electricity to transmit electric power.
There will always be opportunities for electrical engineers as this is an evergreen field.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)is one of the main and significant organizations for electrical & electronics engineers.
It now covers a wide range of subfields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, and signal processing.
Electrical Engineering as a Subject
Electrical Engineering is one of the core fields of engineering, so it is always evergreen in terms of Scope and Job Prospects.
Electrical Engineering is the heart of whole engineering discipline and therefore it’s scope will never become lighter even many years from now.
Nowadays, we see Electronics playing an essential role in the implementation and control of Electrical Machines.
The course has now transformed from core electrical Engineering into a Fusion of Electronics and Electrical, it has been renamed as Electronics and Electrical engineering or simply EEE.
What will you learn?
Electricity has become the basic need for survival, worldwide. From household to industrial plants, communication and satellite navigation system, electronic equipment, television, computers, mobile phones, household appliances, etc., all require electricity.
Electrical engineering thus deals with study and application of electrical systems for use in these diverse environments. It equips an electrical engineer with the knowledge of transmission and generation of electrical power, electrical circuit design, electronics, instrumentation, control system, understanding electrical and electronic networks etc.
In Electrical Engineering, you will get the knowledge of different subjects such as :
- Mathematics, Physics
- Microprocessors and
- Electro Magnetics
- Linear Control Systems
- Power Electronics
- Network Analysis & Synthesis
- Integrated Circuits
- Electrical Engineering Materials
- Electronic Devices & Circuits
- Electrical network and communication systems
- Power and control systems
- Electrical machines and design
- Analog - Digital Electronics
- Computer Aided Power System Analysis
- Non-linear and Digital Control Systems
- Principle of control system
- Extra High Voltage Engineering
- Communication Engineering
- Electrical Machine Design
- Electric Drives & Utilization
- and many more…
Who Should Join Electrical Engineering?
If you are interested in electrical systems and electronics devices, if you are motivated and inspired by technology and by the physical sciences or if you have a curious and logical mind that enjoys the study and application of science, technology and mathematics, you are an ideal candidate for the enrollment in an Electrical Engineering undergraduate program.
Students having strong logical and analytical skills along with the capability to capture innovative things do well in this field. A Successful Electrical Engineer must mould his methodologies as well as his technologies according to the varying technological scenario of the present Market.
Career Scope and Placement Prospect
There are a lot of openings for this profile in the government sector.
Electrical Engineers are needed in all manufacturing units. All major companies of public and private sector such as Electricity Boards, steel factories, the railways, Infrastructure Companies, Large Scale Industries, Manufacturing Plants, Power Corporations, Aviation, Hydro-Electricity sector are continuously in need of Electrical Engineers for their projects.
Many premier Educational and Research Institutions often intake electrical engineers as graduate Engineer trainees and Management Trainees to work on research projects.
Major companies recruiting Electrical Engineers : Bajaj International Private Ltd., Bharat Bijlee Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), National Thermal Power Corporation ( NTPC ), Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, Crompton Greaves Limited (CGL), Siemens Ltd., Areva, Panasonic, Reliance power Ltd.
Placement and Pay Scale of Electrical Engineers
Electrical Engineers usually get handsome salaries after some experience in related fields.
An entry-level engineer earns about Rs 20,000-30,000 per month. Salaries vary from industry to industry. At a middle-level technical position, e.g. a project head or team leader, one gets Rs 70,000-80,000 per month. At the managerial level, a senior manager earns Rs 1.5 lakh per month.