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Electrical Engineer Career Information

What an Electrical Engineer does

Abilities & Traits Required


In order to qualify as an electrical engineer, you need to have a BE Electrical Engineering, BTech Electrical Engineering, ME Electrical Engineering or MTech Electrical Engineering. There are both degree as well as diploma courses in electrical engineering. If you want to make an early beginning you can choose this route. After the 10th exams you can do a three year diploma course. After this course you have two options. Join an engineering firm straightaway or enroll for a three year degree programme, which will enhance your job prospects.

Alternatively instead of jumping into a diploma after 10th, you could study science all the way up to 12th (with Physics, Chemistry & Maths) and then enroll for a four-year degree course in electrical engineering.

The electrical engineering course lays heavy emphasis on electrical networking, electronic devices and components, electronics and communication, distribution systems, electromagnetic theory and power electronics.

If you wish to study further after graduation you could choose between doing a Masters in Electrical Engineering, like an ME, MTech or MS (Master of Science-if pursued in the US) or alternatively doing a Management course (MBA). In all these courses you are required to study for another two years. You can also do a PhD if you want to enter the field of teaching of advanced research.


With a degree in electrical engineering you can expect to earn a salary of about Rs 30000-40000 or more a month. However your earnings will be much lower if you are just a diploma holder.

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