What is Electrical Engineering?
Electrical Engineering deals with the engineering problems, opportunities and needs of electrical, electronics, computer, telecommunications, and related industries. The discipline focuses on the design and manufacture of electrical and computer technologies and their component parts, as well as on the integration of components into complex systems. The electrical sector includes telecommunications, electronics, biomedical, power generation, industrial product and high-tech companies.
The electrical sector is continually advancing and giving rise to new opportunities. For example, new challenges include more advanced telecommunications networks (including wireless and the Internet), powerful computers (with more memory and lower cost), and electric vehicles.
What do Electrical Engineers do?
Electrical engineers focus on the analysis, design, development and manufacturing of electrical equipment, systems and networks. The activities of electrical engineers also include computer engineering, the development of electronics and mechatronics technologies and the design of automation and control systems.
Electrical engineers also deal with power generation and transmission systems, and focus on their quality and reliability so that blackouts and other problems can be avoided. Electrical engineers often work closely with other members of technical teams to help find ways to bring their designs to fruition, while accounting for such factors as cost, quality, reliability and appearance.