Electrical engineering is concerned with the basic forms of energy that run our world. Whether it's gas, hydro, turbine, fuel cell, solar, geothermal, or wind energy, electrical engineers deal with distributing these energies from their sources to our homes, factories, offices, hospitals, and schools. Electrical engineering also involves the exciting field of electronics and information technology.
Electrical Engineer Career Path
Hands on experience is critical in this field. Academic departmental research can also play an important role in the career of an Electrical Engineer. Any hands on experience will help you get a job in the "real world" and will also help when it comes time to apply for an advanced degree. The job responsibilities of the Electrical Engineers include:
- Expanding satellite communications for mobile telephone users (telecommunications)
- Developing electronics and power equipment for aircraft and spacecraft (aerospace)
- Designing life support systems (bioengineering)
- Designing and evaluating manufacturing techniques (manufacturing)
- Developing new amusement park rides (service industry)
- Teaching college or university courses related to electrical and electronics engineering (academia and research)
Professional Journals for Electrical Engineers:
Keep up to date on trends in the field, identify potential employers, and find out about new opportunities. Your access to the Columbia library system gives you extensive exposure to important information in the field today.
- IEEE Xplore Digital Library
- Journal of Electrical Engineering
- EE Times
- International Review of Electrical Engineering
Electronic and electrical engineers are employed in many industries, with the main areas being in electronics, IT, manufacturing, power, transport, construction and building services. Opportunities are also found in telecommunications, research and development, and petrochemicals.
While the UK no longer leads in manufacturing, many global electronics organizations maintain research and development facilities within the UK and Europe. Engineers normally based in the UK can be posted overseas to work on projects, and willingness to travel is therefore important.
The project areas of EEE includes the following topics. Electrical power generation using foot step method, A Novel Hybrid Isolated Generating, A New switching Strategy for Pulse Width modulation power converters, A Single-Phase Inverter System for PV Power, A Virtual-Flux Decoupling Hysteresis Current, Boost Current Multilevel Inverter and Its Application
on Single-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems, Current Control of VSI-PWM Inverters.