Electrical Engineers Career

Electrical Engineers apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism, and electronics to design and develop new electrical equipment and systems, to solve problems, and to test equipment. These professionals can work on various projects, from designing household appliances, to designing large-scale electrical telecommunication systems, electrical power stations, and satellite communication systems etc. The study of Electrical Engineering particularly deals with electricity, electro-magnetism and electronics. It also covers power, control systems, telecommunications, and signal processing. 

Electrical Engineering Programmes

The academic criterion of Electrical Engineering is divided into following programme types:
  • Diploma courses of Three Years duration leading to the Polytechnic diploma.
  • Associate Degree programme in Electrical Engineering of Two Years duration.
  • UG courses leading to the BS / B.Tech degree of 4 years duration.
  • Graduate programme leading to the MS or M. Tech degree of 2 years duration.
  • Research programme leading to the award of Ph.D in Electrical Engineering.

Job Roles of Electrical Engineers

An electrical engineer's job duties may require:
  • Evaluating electrical systems, products, components, and applications
  • Designing and conducting research programs
  • Applying knowledge of electricity and materials
  • Confirming system's and components' capabilities by designing testing methods and properties
  • Developing electrical products by studying customer requirements
  • Researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials
  • Developing manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment
  • Assuring product quality by designing electrical testing methods
  • Testing finished products and system capabilities
  • Preparing product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Providing engineering information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintaining product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations
  • Maintaining product data base by writing computer programs and entering data

Some related Job Titles 

Chief Engineers, Workshop Manager, Operations Manager, Engineering Technologist, Lecturer/Professor/Associate Professor Electrical Engineering, Development and Test Engineers, Electrical Product Design Engineer, Project Manager, Consultants, Project Head, Researcher

Where to Study

Electrical Engineering taught worldwide as part of Under Graduate and Graduate programmes through different colleges, polytechnics and university departments. To find a suitable study programme based on your eligibility go to University Hub.
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