What is an Electrical Engineering? Course Details & Overview

Engineer Working on Electrical Box at Solar Power Plant

What is Electrical engineering?

Electrical Engineering is the study of electricity and electronics. The reason why it is considered to be interesting is that it is an amalgamation of different fields namely computer, communication, electrical and electronics.


Considering the awesome and whopping scope and growth prospects which electric engineers are subjected to, it is no wonder, that increasing numbers of students are opting for the course of electrical engineering. Since, there are lots of avenues which have come to the fore in atomic power plants, hydel or thermal power plants. Indian Railways, electricity board, civil aviation, and consultancy firms are some of the many sectors where engineers can regard their bright future. Now, it is up to them to enhance their capabilities by making the best use of their course through even becoming a teacher or research analyst as they offer handsome package.

Job scope

The post will be incomplete if I don’t mention the number of companies which are waiting for the engineers to recruit. They are as follows:-

Bajaj International Private Ltd, Steel Authority of India Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Crompton Greaves Limited, and Coal India Limited etc. In short, lots of companies wanting to hire electrical engineers like you to give their company much needed boost and growth. Due to the importance of such a field, there are possibly the widest available jobs and you can be a part of ever growing, happy, satisfied, jubilant, excited and lucky electric engineering family which is regularly on the move.

Job Description

Job description of Electrical Engineering when regarding in a general case. It may be slightly different when taking about different companies though:-

  • The electrical engineer will be responsible towards designing and developing effective electrical machinery
  • Complete guide of organizing, manufacturing, constructing, installing, maintaining, supporting, documenting and finally testing to ensure that every technical aspect has been put in place by keeping in mind different specifications, codes as well as customer requisites.
  • To transmit and distribute electrical energy as well as telecommunication


Although, there are different factors which matter towards specifying the salary of an electrical engineer. But, having said that, one can expect 35-40,000 monthly bases on an average. Considering the extent of growth which this sector experiences, you will surely increasing the chance of a hefty amount as you gain experience as well.

Higher Study options

After B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, the candidate can opt for M.Tech which indeed offers great weightage of inviting handsome salary. The aspirant has to clear the GATE examination and too with a high score. If you are looking to do research, then for doing master’s degree, you have to qualify CAT to move to MBA course. Other than that, if you are eyeing towards going in a software field, you can opt for training in software programming languages, as part of higher study.

One can get enrolled in the companies post graduation

  • Designing and Manufacturing Household Appliances
  • Electric Power Stations
  • Bio Medical Electronics
  • Communications