Electrical and Electronic Engineers are at the cutting edge of all technological advancements. It improves and addresses the devices and systems that we use on a daily basis. Electrical and Electronics Engineers develop to meet society’s communication, technology, and energy needs, from solar-energy systems to mobile phones.
Electricity is integral to modern life – Power generation, transportation, medical, quantum information, computer, artificial intelligence, cryptography, communications, and the list goes on and on. So, what’s the difference between electrical and electronic? Simply put, Electrical Engineers deal with the supply and flow of power, whereas Electronic Engineers design the electronic equipment we use on a daily basis.
Electrical Engineering is about harnessing electricity:
- producing, delivering storing and transmitting it
- large-scale systems to distribute and control power
- circuits where electricity flows from one point to another
- high-voltage applications with heavy currents
- AI techniques and SCADA applications
- Harnessing renewable energy resources
Electronic Engineering is about electrical circuits and components:
- creating, designing and testing them
- integrating them into computer hardware and systems
- circuits that process, and have decision-making capabilities
- low-voltage applications and with low-strength current
- VLSI, embedded system
- robotics, AI, computation, communications
Real-world applications and day-to-day operations are the focus of this field. Jobs for Electrical and Electronics Engineers can be in power distribution companies, power plants, railways, metro rails, the aviation sector and, manufacturing sector. Also, various government organizations like SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited), BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited), ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Company), PGCIL (Power Grid Corporation of India Limited), DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) and many others offer exciting job opportunities.
Various types of private companies are also there like in the design & manufacturing sector, we got ABB, GE, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Cummins, Kirloskar, Hitachi etc. In the power generation sector, we have Tata Power, Reliance Power etc. Vehicle companies like Tata motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, GM, Suzuki also have been seen recruiting EEE engineers. Few other companies like Linde (industrial gas manufacturer), Tata Metaliks, Tata Steel, L&T, Vedanta ltd (Metal producer), Jindal stainless and a few construction companies require good amount of Electrical and Electronics engineers. In the semiconductor industry there are companies like Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sankalp Semiconductor, DxCorr etc. A good number of software companies allow EEE people to sit for placements as these companies has big clients from electrical and electronics field.
EEE is one of those branches which has fantastic research scopes. Major research areas are Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, Soft Computation, FACTS, Power Electronics & Drives, High Voltage, Power Systems, Instrumentation, VLSI, microcontrollers, communication system, embedded systems etc.
This course is for you, if you are excited by maths and physics, love technology & machines and its potential benefits for society.