# Job prospects of electrical and electronics engineering

1. Nov 24, 2014

### desmond iking

i have deep interest in electrical and electronics components since i am small. so , i am thinking of studying E&E engineering. but , i have very little exposure to this field.
Can someone share what the E&E guys do?

2. Nov 25, 2014

### Formagella

I don't work yet, but I'm studying electronics engineering (I haven't seen almost any electrotechnics/power stuff though).

The basic courses in the first 1.5 years are almost the same for all engineers. So you will study physics and maths, lots of it.

In electronic courses you basically see circuits made with components which represent physical parameters in a lumped way (e.g. a wire has a resistance that depends on its length, but you draw and think about it as an ideal wire with a resistor in a certain spot), idealized with mathematical models (e.g. V = RI for the resistor). Then the circuits gradually become more complex, the devices gradually become less ideal (more complicated equations and models are used for them, e.g. to describe a certain non ideal behaviour of something, you can put a resistor in parallel to it, which does not exist in reality, but allows you to analyze the circuit, or a capacitor linked to a certain node, which represents a parasitic capacitance you have to represent in some way in your model in order to do calculations, but is not a real component), and you see new ways of combining them to do better stuff, or new stuff. You will also see details about the components and how they're made too (e.g. integrated circuits), and how you get the models you use in your circuits from physics.

If you like tinkering with electrical circuits and like maths and physics, you will probably enjoy it.

3. Nov 28, 2014

### JakeBrodskyPE

A degree like that can take you many places. Telecommunications systems design, Power distribution systems design, microprocessor design, RF and antenna systems design, and the like are direct outcomes from a degree of this sort. There are ancillary fields of study where an electrical engineering degree is very useful, including manufacturing, traffic management systems, embedded software design, and so on.

I received my degree in Electrical Engineering more than 20 years ago. These days I work on SCADA and control systems design. It includes issues such as telecommunications, network protocols, instrumentation, Systems programming, applications programming and so on and so forth...

If you can understand the math and build on it, you'll go far.

4. Dec 1, 2014

### desmond iking

I plan to study electronic engineering . But if i take only bachelor of electronic engineering , will the chance of getting job scarce ? if i take the combination of electrical & electronic engineering, would I stand a better chance of getting a job? I need some advice here. i have just came across with Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Control & Instrumentation, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Electronics)- BEE , Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Power System) ...can someone explain what's the difference between all these 3 courses?

5. Dec 3, 2014

### donpacino

electronic engineering as in computer engineering???

If that is the case then there is a very strong demand