Friday, June 15, 2012

Careers in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering deals with the science and technology involving electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism, to design, construct, and maintain products, services, and information systems. Electrical engineering is the historical name for what is now called electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.
This area of engineering covers traditional areas like generation, distribution and transmission of electricity as well as new age applications in electronics ranging from telecommunications to computers and micro-processors. Because of this most courses combine electrical and electronic systems. This course is closely linked with computation and applied physics, neural systems, computer science and applied dynamic systems.
Students of electrical engineering are offered both practical and theoretical knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, quantum electronics, including wireless systems, modern optics, power electronics, solid state materials and devices, control theory; signal processing, data compression and communications etc.

The basic eligibility criteria is 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Maths). There are many BE/BTech program in electrical engineering of four years duration. The selection is generally made on the basis of entrance tests (e.g. IITJEE, AIEEE, BITSAT etc.) conducted at both national and state level.  
One can also go for Diploma program after completion of his class 10th. Here he will be recognized with the status of a junior engineer.
One, who still wants to study further after completing BE/BTech, can pursue MTech program offered by Indian Institutes of Technology and few other engineering colleges in the country.

Career Prospects
Electrical Engineering is a good field as far as employment in this field is concerned. Electrical engineers are required to develop, design, manufacture, test, evaluate, market, sell and manage electrical and electronic systems.
Fresh graduates can find jobs both in public and private sector. However the private sector pays good salary as compared to the government. Among the largest employers of electrical engineers are computer, telecommunications and consumer electronics companies.

BE/BTech course in Computer Engineering is offered by almost all engineering colleges/technological universities including the IITs and NITs. Most of the state universities and private Btech colleges offer civil engineering branch. 

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