What is Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity. It dates back to the late 19th century and is one of the latest disciplines of engineering. It is an in-depth study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.
Area of Electrical Engineering
Its curriculum includes generation and distribution of power, designing electric motors and generators, electrical circuit design and their maintenance. Semiconductors and microprocessors are subjects of study in Electrical Engineering. Electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. They design and develop household appliances and the deployment of electrical systems and electronic devices and they work on the wiring and the lighting of the buildings and on the operation of power stations.
Electrical engineering is of increased scope in wireless communications, mobile technologies, nanotechnology and biomedical engineering. Multi-national companies are now in need of power generation experts as the modern world is moving towards the renewable source of energy. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited, Electricity Board and Railway are the government sectors where the electrical engineers are placed.
Electrical engineers work in a variety of industries and the skills needed are therefore depending on the industry. These industries range from basic circuit system to the management skills which are considered to be the prerequisites for a project manager. The tools and equipment that an individual engineer may need are similarly variable, ranging from a simple power tools to the cutting edge design and manufacturing software.
Those who have finished Electrical Engineering can specialize their Master’s in power systems, control systems, electronics, microelectronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunication, signal processing, radio-frequency engineering, instrumentation, etc.