Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a captivating field in which you actually understand how the smart technology around you works. It is also one of the most challenging branches with a blend of challenging subjects like Engineering Mathematics, Control Systems, Power Engineeing, Instrumentation, etc. If you like to break and make electrical or electronic devices and enjoy the idea of designing electrical systems that make the daily lives easier, then, Electrical and Electronics Engineering is the course for you. In this article we’ll discuss the scope of Electrical Engineering and its various associated fields in careeer and jobs. But before we head on, let’s understand what all comes under the purview of this field.

What is Electrical Engineering all about?

Electrical Engineering is one of the oldest fields of engineering and dates back to the 19th century. It deals with the study and application of various concepts of electricity and electronics. Electrical engineers are responsible for manufacturing and handling electrical equipments, power systems, etc. In today’s date, electrical engineers should be adept at software and computer hardware too as per the demand in the industry.

Scope of Different Fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering has a wide scope in today’s industry and has been subdivided into various specializations like – Electronics and Communications Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and, Electrical Engineering. Each of these fields of Electrical Engineering have their own relevance and role in the industry.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineers in India can secure jobs 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 to Electrical Engineering graduates.

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineers can opt for jobs in the telecom sector, mobile communication, IT industry and in IoT. Various MNCs and top notch companies like Adobe, Samsung, Motorola, etc look for expert Electronics and Communication Engineers.  Apart from the private sector, students can opt for jobs in gov’t organizations like SAIL, DRDO, BHEL, BEL, Indian Railways, etc.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

This is a relatively new branch of engineering that combines electronics engineering and electrical engineering. Electrical and Electronics Engineering graduates can make a rewarding career in the fields of computer and digital systems, control systems and robotics. IT sector companies, the manufacturing sector, and gov’t organizations look out for electrical and electronics engineers. MNCs like Samsung, Hitachi, Sony, Intel, etc offer attractive salary packages to well-deserving candidates.

Skills to Build a Career in Electrical Engineering

You may spend 4 years in college and get a degree in electrical engineering, but it is requisite to acquire certain technical and professional skills to create a successful career. Skills that electrical engineering students should develop during their college years are as mentioned below –

Technical Skills:

  1. Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills should be developed to help understand the complex circuits and mechanisms used in modern machinery.
  2. Adept at Using Software: In the modern day, implementation of the design is made easier using software like CAD, MATLAB, AutoDesk, etc. Aspiring professionals should be adept at using these software.

Professional Skills:

  1. Communication Skills: It’s said that communication skills constitute 85% role in career success. Ability to communicate in an effective and impressive manner makes it much easier for your team to work with you.
  2. Teamwork and Leadership: Being an engineer, you’ll be handling leadership roles where you govern and guide the workers on what and how to do. It becomes imperative to develop these skills early in college.