Become An Electrical Engineer!

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Let?s learn about the career path of an electrical engineer today. 
Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment. They work in transport networks, lighting, heating, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, manufacturing and construction. Electrical engineering is now divided into a wide range of fields such computer engineering, systems engineering, instrumentation, power engineering, radio-frequency engineering, telecommunications, signal processing and electronics.

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

Candidates can pursue B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering at both graduate and postgraduate levels. The eligibility criterion to be fulfilled in order to pursue Electrical Engineering is:

  • 12 pass in PCM/PCMB subjects with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized school or university or equivalent.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

Sem. I
Sr. No.Subjects of Study
1English for Science and Tech.
2Mathematics I
3Physics I
5Engineering Materials (Section A)
Engineering Materials (Section B)
6Engineering Graphics
7Environmental Studies
8Workshop Practice I
9Chemistry Practical
10Physics Practical I
Sem. II
1Mathematics II
2Physics II
3Computer Programming & Information Technology
4Electrical Technology
5Electronics & Instrumentation
6Engineering Mechanics
7Value Education, HR Environment
8Workshop Practice II
9Physics Practical II
10Computer Programming Practical
11Electrical Technology Practical
12Engineering Mechanics Practical
13Electronics & Inst.  Practical
14Co-curricular Activity
Sem. III
1Mechanics of Solids
2Applied Thermodynamics
3Data Structures
4Mathematics III
5Circuit Theory
6Digital Circuits
7Applied Thermodynamics Practical
8Digital Circuits Lab
9Circuit Theory Practical
10Data Structures Lab
Sem. IV
1Electrical Measurements
2Electrical Machines I
3Analogue Circuits
4Managerial Economics
5Numerical and Statistical Methods
6Signals & Systems
7Electrical Measurements Practical
8Electrical Machines I Practical
9Numerical and Statistical Methods Practical
10Analogue Circuits Lab
11Comprehensive Viva-Voce
12Co-curricular activity
13Industrial Visit/Seminar
Sem. V
1Electrical Machines II
2Control Systems I
3Power Systems I
4Digital Signal Processing
5Microprocessors & Computer Organisation
6Field Theory
7Electrical Machines II Practical
8Control Systems I Practical
9Power Systems I Practical
10Microprocessors & Computer Organisation Lab
11Vocational Training
Sem. VI
1Power Electronics
2Electric Power Generation
3Power Systems II
5Microprocessor Based System
6Control Systems II
7Electrical Machine & Power System Design
8Power Electronics Practical
9Power Systems II Practical
10Instrumentation Practical
11Control Systems II Practical
12Comprehensive Viva-voce
13Co-curricular Activity
14Industrial Visits/Excursions
Sem. VII
1Electrical Drives
2Switchgear & Protection
3Operation Research
4Elective: Group I (Any One)
5Advanced Power Electronics
6Special Purpose Electrical Machines
7Electric transportation
8Mine Electrical Technology
10Elective: Group II (Any One)
12Power Plant Instrumentation and Control
13Communication Engineering
14Artificial Intelligence
15Electrical Drives Practical
16Switchgear & Protection Practical
17Simulation Practical
18Project and Seminar
19Vocational Training
1Computer Application in Power System
2High Voltage Engineering
3, 4, 5 - Elective (any three)
 a) Illumination and utility services
 b) Industrial Automation and Control
 c) Static Relays
 d) Utilization of Electrical Power
 e) Filter Design & Synthesis
 f) Bio-medical Instrumentation
 g) Digital Instrumentation
 h) EHV AC & DC Transmission
 i) Mine Instrumentation
 j) Power System Dynamics & Control
 k) Optimization Technique
 l) Robotics
 m) Pattern Recognition
 n) Optimal Control
6 Computer Application in Power System Practical
7 Project and Seminar
8 Comprehensive Viva-Voce
9 Co-curricular Activity
10 Industrial Visits/Excursions

Advance Courses

To pursue M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, the candidate must have a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering.

Employment Areas

  1. Colleges & Universities
  2. Plant Engineering Departments
  3. Electrical Equipment and Systems Manufacturing Companies
  4. Power Generation and Transmission Centres
  5. Telecommunication Companies
  6. Railways
  7. IT Industry
  8. Health Care Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  9. Petroleum, Steel and Chemical Industry

Careers Related To The Field

  1. Electrical Engineer
  2. Staff Electrical Engineer
  3. Electrical Sales Engineer
  4. Electrical Design Engineer
  5. Lecturer/Professor
  6. Engineering Associate

Salary Range

The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in India is INR 3.6 lacs.

Top Universities

1.Punjab College of Engineering and Technology, Mohali

2.University of Delhi - DU, Delhi

3. Thapar University, Patiala

4. Dr. Visvesaraya Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhopal


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