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Electrical Engineering : Eligibility & Course Areas

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Educational :

A bachelor's degree in Engineering is the minimum requirement to become a qualified electrical engineer. A post graduate degree is required for research or teaching posts and an additional degree in business administration is desirable for management positions.

Engineering courses are available at two levels. There are the degree and postgraduate degree courses offered by the engineering colleges and Institutes of Technology (IITs), and the diploma courses available at polytechnics. Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (AMIE) also offers courses in Electrical engineering which is equivalent to B.E/B.Tech provided by other institutes/universities.

The basic eligibility criteria for a B.E / B.Tech in Electrical Engineering is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with high percentage of marks in Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). While for post graduate programs, one should have done B.E/B. Tech in electrical engineering. The program can either be studied alone or can be combined with electronic engineering. One can even opt for super specialty or Ph. D program in electrical engineering. For the purpose, the person should have done M.E in electrical engineering or electrical and electronics engineering.

Selection :

Selection to the graduate courses ( B.E / B.Tech ) is based on merit i.e the marks secured in the final exams of 10+2 and through entrance exams. Entrance to the IIT's is through 'JEE' (Joint Entrance Exam) and for other institutions through their own separate entrance exams and other state level and national level exams. Apart from the IIT's, some other famous institutes also recognize JEE scores for selection. The national level exam AIEEE is also conducted for admissions in the NITs in India and many other prestigious colleges. Selection to the postgraduate courses ( M.E / M.Tech) in different universities is through an 'All India Combined Entrance exam' conducted by JNU, New Delhi,and to IIT's is through 'GATE'.

Duration : B.E/B.Tech courses are of 4 year's duration. The diploma courses are of 2-3 year's duration. Post Graduate course M.E/M.Tech is of 2 years duration.

Personal attributes:

An electrical engineer need to have a sharp, analytical and practical mind and attention to details. They should be able to grasp and adapt to new and changing concepts. Good communication skills are also important to communicate their ideas to others in their field. He should be good at organizing and solving problems. He may need to work under pressure and have the ability to keep calm during crisis. Along with various other personal attributes one must also have dedication and commitment towards the profession.

A successful electrical engineer possesses not only an understanding of his area of concentration, but also a broad grasp of engineering in general. An electrical engineer is expected to have detailed knowledge of electrical networks, electrical energy converters and equipments that uses electromagnetic field theory, electrical energy distribution systems etc.


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