What is Electrical & Electronics Engineering?
Electrical and Electronics typically deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. The origins of this field lie in the latter half of the 19th century when the electric telegraph was first commercialized, the telephone was invented and electric power distribution came into use.
As such, Electrical and Electronic Engineering deals with many of the real problems facing our world today such as electric power transmission and electrical machines. This field pervades every aspect of handling information, from sensing and acquisition, through communications, networking, switching, processing, and storage.
What is the difference between Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering?
Electrical engineers are usually concerned with using electricity to transmit electric power, while electronic engineers are concerned with using electricity to process information through electronic systems such as computers, communication systems, integrated circuits and radar. However, the sub disciplines can and often do overlap. For example, as power electronics has developed to what it is today, in studying its behavior we find that large electrical grids are often under the control of digital computers and electronics.
What will I study in the course?
As a student in the course, you will study the various sub-fields of the discipline including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, and Signal Processing. Course coverage can be broadly classified as Power systems, Electronics, Programming, Circuits and Systems, Measurement and Instrumentation and Machines & Drives.
Students will get extensive exposure during their project and seminar to the following areas: software simulation of relays (using C#, .Net), RF Planning of CDMA networks, installation of 66 KV substation, design of building automation systems, energy auditing and saving, power control circuit design, Microcontroller programming, redesign of electronic systems for ROHS compliance, measurement using spectrum analyzer and partial discharge measurement for HV cable terminations.
Besides in-classroom learning, what other opportunities do I have to learn?
Our students have many opportunities to go on industrial visits, shadow employers at the workplace, and undergo summer training at premier companies in the electrical industry such as HAL and ABB (India) Ltd. (for Power and Automation Technologies).