Electrical and Electronics Engineering(EEE) is one of the most popular engineering disciplines in today’s world and has been one of the major driving forces of high technology over the past few decades. It is rapidly growing not only within core areas such as power generation and transmission but also in other areas such as wireless communication and mobile technology. Considering how popular this course is, getting admissions as well as job hunting has become highly competitive.
Based on the fundamentals of physics and mathematics, electrical engineering became a field of it’s own in the 19th century due to innovations such as the generator, motors, telephone, wireless communications and electronics. Since then, electrical engineering has come a long way eventually broadening itself into a new and advanced course named “Electrical and Electronics Engineering”. Not only has it been one of the major driving forces behind cutting edge technology in areas such as power engineering, computer engineering, communications and mobile technologies, it has also significantly impacted several other fields such as nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, neuroscience and biotechnology.
EEE primarily deals with the generation, transmission, control and utilization of electrical energy on a large scale. Electrical engineers work on large power grids, electrical systems, electric motors and hybrid electric vehicles, to name a few.
Considering that physics and mathematics are the backbone of EEE, students aspiring to pursue this course must have a strong foundation in these. Core courses in the undergraduate curriculum includes power system analysis, motors, transformers, control systems, high voltage engineering, power electronics, power system protection and switchgear and utilization of electrical energy. EEE curriculum also covers a few electronics related courses such as microprocessors and microcontrollers. Whereas, the first year of the course is devoted to mathematical and scientific concepts and also the basics of all engineering disciplines, the subsequent semesters introduce the students to all the aforesaid core subjects.
Since EEE focuses on the application of electrical and electronic engineering skills to real world engineering situations, after completion of course, the students will be well equipped to work in a number of careers including: Electrical Engineer, Power Engineer, Engineering Analyst or Electronics Engineer in any of the prestigious enterprises like NTPC, BEL, Power Grid or KSEB just to name a few. They may also continue on to further study at Masters and PhD level.