Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering (sometimes referred
to as electrical and electronic engineering) is a professional
engineering discipline that deals with the study and application
of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. The field
first became an identifiable occupation in the late nineteenth
century with the commercialization of the electric telegraph
and electrical power supply. The field now covers a range
of sub-disciplines including those that deal with power,
optoelectronics, digital electronics, analogue electronics,
artificial intelligence, control systems, electronics, signal
processing and telecommunications.
The term electrical engineering may or
may not encompass electronic engineering. Where a distinction
is made, electrical engineering is considered to deal with
the problems associated with large-scale electrical systems
such as power transmission and motor control, whereas electronic
engineering deals with the study of small-scale electronic
systems including computers and integrated circuits.
Another way of looking at the distinction is that electrical
engineers are usually concerned with using electricity to
transmit energy, while electronics engineers are concerned
with using electricity to transmit information.
Electricity has been a subject of scientific
interest since at least the 17th century, but it was not
until the 19th century that research into the subject started
to intensify. Notable developments in this century include
the work of Georg Ohm, who in 1827 quantified the relationship
between the electric current and potential difference in
a conductor, Michael Faraday, the discoverer of electromagnetic
induction in 1831, and James Clerk Maxwell, who in 1873
published a unified theory of electricity and magnetism
in his treatise on Electricity and Magnetism.
|Eligibility: BE /
B.Tech is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry
and Mathematics.10+2 / I.Sc. Phy., Chem. & Math. Min.
50% Marks in each subject.One must also pass the qualifying
exam JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) conducted by the IIT's.
Duration: 4 Years
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