Electrical Engineering is a discipline of engineering that utilizes natural resources for the generation, transmission, and utilization of electric power. In addition, electrical engineering deals with the design, analysis, prototyping, manufacturing, and maintenance of electrical generators, electric motors, transformers, transmission, and distribution equipment, wiring and lighting, and electrical appliances. In the recent past, the use of electronics for control of electrical systems is gaining importance and the discipline is known as Electrical and Electronics Engineering instead of pure Electrical Engineering. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. The present-day electrical engineers focus on the use of renewable sources like solar photovoltaic, wind, and other non-renewable energy sources for power generation.
Electricity became a subject of scientific interest in the late 17th century. Probably the greatest discovery with respect to power engineering came from Michael Faraday who in 1831 discovered that a change in magnetic flux induces an electromotive force in a loop of wire—a principle known as electromagnetic induction that helps explain how generators and transformers work. In 1881, using two waterwheels electricity was produced in the world's first power station at Godalming in England. Thomas Edison produced continuous power using steam power in 1882. At present, electric power is being produced using Thermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind, and many other non-renewable and renewable energy sources and at present world’s installed capacity of electric power is 16000 GW.
India has one National Grid with an installed capacity of 344.00 GW as on 31 May 2018 out of which 69.02 GW is from renewable energy sources. India's being very active in the renewable energy sector would like to achieve an installed total capacity of 175 GW by 31 March 2022, and the central Govt. has set up a US$350 million fund to finance the solar projects.
Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 7 percent over the next ten years, about as fast as the average for all occupations. At present, the world power sector is facing global warming crisis due to the large-scale emission of carbon dioxide from thermal power plants. The future is about the production of electrical power that is free from the production of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Thus there is a demand for electrical and electronic engineers who could play key roles in new developments with solar arrays, semiconductors, and wind power technologies. The need to upgrade the nation's power grids will also create demand for electrical engineering services.
The School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at REVA UNIVERSITY offers B.Tech. Electrical and Electronics –an undergraduate programme to create motivated, innovative, creative, and thinking graduates to fill the roles of electrical engineers who can conceptualize, design, analyse, develop and produce electrical power systems to meet modern-day requirements. The B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering curriculum developed by the faculty at the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, is outcome-based, and it comprises required theoretical concepts and practical skills in the domain. By undergoing this programme, students develop critical, innovative, creative thinking and problem-solving abilities for a smooth transition from academic to the real-life work environment. In addition, students are trained in interdisciplinary topics and attitudinal skills to enhance their scope. The above-mentioned features of the programme, advanced teaching, and learning resources, and the experience of the faculty members with their strong connections with the power and energy sector make this programme unique.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The programme helps to develop critical, analytical, innovative, creative and problem solving abilities amongst its graduates.The programme makes the graduates employable as electrical and electronic engineers in power and energy, manufacturing and service sectors. With further education and earning of higher level degrees help the graduates to pursue a career in academics or scientific organisations as researchers.
The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:
Work as a member of a team for successful career and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary environment with highest ethics.
Continue to learn in the areas of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and allied areas and implement effective strategies with the advancement of technologies in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
Become an entrepreneur in the domain of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and other allied areas.
Owing to the interdisciplinary nature of the course, Electrical & Electronics Engineers have a strong career in Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Smart Grid Technologies, E-Mobility, IT, Automation Industries, Research and Renewable Sector as compared to graduates from other streams. They have wide varieties of options to choose their career in Government, Private and IT Sector. They can even scope for higher studies abroad and reputed institutes in INDIA. The graduates will have the career options in:
- Government & Public Sector- NTPC, NHPC, KPCL, HPCL, BPCL, BHEL, BEL, BEML, HAL, Coal India, Railways, Indian Defense, EIL, IOCL, HPCL, BPCL, SAIL, Metro, etc.
- Power Generation Sector – Different types of Conventional Power Plants like Thermal Power, Hydro Power, Nuclear Power Plants , TATA Power, Adani Power, GMR Power, JSW Energy, Sterlite Energy, LANCO, etc.
- Renewable Energy Sector- Solar PV Plants, Wind Power Plants, Biogas, Biomass Plants and Fuel Cells. RE Power, Suzlon Energy, Siemens, Azure Power etc.
- Power Sector- Transmission Companies like PGCIL, KPTCL, APTRANSCO, and distribution companies like BESCOM , HESCOM, MESCOM, GESCOM, CESCOM, APSPDCL, APEPDCL, APCPDCL,
- Research Institutes - CPRI, ISRO, DRDO, NAL, NPTI, PRDC, Raman Research Institute, etc.,
- Process Industries, Heavy, Medium & Small scale manufacturing Industries - TISCO, Schneider Electric, L&T, ABB, Kirloskar, GE, etc.
- IT Industries and Automation Industries – Companies like, TCS, Capgemini, Infosys, IBM, Wipro, HCL, HPE, GE Automation India, Rockwell Automation, Siemens India Ltd, Honeywell Automation, ABB India, Value Labs, KPMG, YUPITERU Corporation Japan.
- Electric Vehicles Sector- TATA Motors, KIA Electric, Mahindra, Kona Electric, etc.
- Entrepreneurship – Self Employed New Ventures, Own Enterprise which can be in the field of Renewable and Electric Mobility.