More than 1.5 million engineering graduates pass out every year in India, meaning there’s a lot of competition for every graduate who dreams of a successful and stabilized future. Fortunately, Engineering in itself has a lot of branches and sub divisions that cater to the personal interest of the young aspirant fresh out of college. This list provides information and clarity on the most ideal courses (pertaining to the Core field as well as the Software field) that will guarantee full potential to those who have decided to pursue higher education after their foundation degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
For those of you who are interested in certificate courses that comes under Electrical, Automation is a great start. This course covers PLC, SCADA, DCS and other fields. PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controller) are industrial computer devices that have been strengthened to adapt to manufacturing companies. To Program a PLC, the language used is quite similar to electrical drawings. Training courses provide practical knowledge to students to equip them with skills necessary for placement and `industries. SCADA is another essential component to the Industrial Sector as its software helps to maintain efficiency, providing help to employees and analyzing data to make important decisions. DCS allows operators to collect information and organize it in a hierarchical system. Later, it processes the information according to computer language and distributes it to a huge group heedless of their location. Automation training is offered by institutions around the city. Besides the provided course material, qualified laboratories and practical training to gain experience makes this course handy and worthy for the one who wishes to build a steady career.
2)ROBOTICS AND HUMANOIDS (ELECTRONICS)
Robotics is one course that has a wide scope for job opportunities, making it a highly sought after course. This field requires knowledge of kinematics and dynamics and electronic engineering. Electro mechanics, robotic sensors and fabrication are some areas that will be analyzed in the study material. Robotics and Humanoids have several sub-specializations like Micro Robotics, Digital Electronics and Micro Processors, Robot Motion Planning, Artificial Intelligence and much more. Robotics engineers are in high demand in space research organizations and in various industries. Technology advancement has pushed this branch of education to a significant state and teaching jobs in Government and Private Universities are almost always vacant. For those who enjoy building robots, special industries require these Humanoids for food packaging, microchip manufacturing and electronics building. The cherry on the top is the salary that comes along with your level of wisdom with robotics. The more experienced you are, the higher salary you will be paid. On an average estimate, the starting salary for a Robotics Engineer is Rs. 5 Lakhs.
For engineering graduates inclined to the electrical side, C-DAC fits the part. Known for conducting various courses in Computer Science, Electronics, Security and Mobile Computing, the six month course makes you ready and experienced for high ranked MNC’s. Classes focus on the practical than the theory and practice is given to ensure maximum understanding. Group studies and logic battling while writing programs and deducting concepts are some core features of the Diploma. It is highly recommended to register at a reputed institute, preferably Pune as it is considered to be the hub of C-DAC learning so the institutions are top notch. For Engineering students who are interested in entering the IT sector, C-DAC is the basic step that will help students in understanding programming language like JAVA. The appeal of C-DAC is its ease in learning concepts through group discussions and debates. From here, students can opt to specialize in either one of these sub courses – DAC or DMC.
It is quite difficult to find a reputed center for DAC when compared to DMC, but the placement options for DAC are considerably higher than DMC. Furthermore, DAC offers a healthy salary. DMC’s salary can be said to be extraordinary but the packages are minimal. Hence it is recommended to opt for DAC after completing C-DAC. This course equips students a sense of competence and perception of the IT sector, thus grooming them from initial trainees to industry ready graduates.
4)POWER SYSTEMS AND SOLAR PANELS (ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS)
Power system engineering introduces the fundamentals of underground cables, overhead line insulators, transient over voltages and insulation coordination with adequate explanation. This subfield handles generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric power. Electrical engineering students will find this course less challenging as power engineering draws the core aspects from electrical engineering. Electricity generation, electric power generation, electric power distribution and power system protection are the major fields that can be pursued further without complications as students will find ease with electrical related components. Students must possess administrative and organizational skills to produce exemplary projects while also coordinating with several other disciplines of engineers. Solar Panels or Solar Energy courses basically teach technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels. With high demand and awareness of solar panels amongst the public, this course is a safe bet for confused EEE students. This course delves into the advantages, limitations and challenges of different solar cell technologies. It is recommended that students develop creative ideas and brainstorm together to present excellent analyses of power cells and modules. By the end of these courses, students will have gathered high-quality knowledge of electrical and electronics engineering, all the while securing stable and prosperous careers.
5)PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (SOFTWARE)
Although a little out of the box, Computing and Engineering have gone hand in hand for a while now. The nucleus of both fields are programming, so it is advisable for students to learn as many skills of Language as possible. JAVA, C Language and Python are just a few of these programs. However, being an engineering student it is an absolute must to learn C programming, as most Languages are built with C Language. It is easy to understand the other Languages after mastering C Language. Python is another Language rapidly used by people in Machine Learning so it will seem familiar to EEE students. For those who are Keen on digital image processing and simulation, MATLAB programming is the best choice. It all boils down to the personal preference of the student. Another point to be noted is that Theory knowledge alone isn’t enough to work in a Software Company. Adequate practice and guidance of a trainer will produce fruitful efforts. The biggest advantage for an EEE student who is interested in Software is that there is no need to study in an institution or center. The Internet has plenty of tutorials with simple and impactful explanation.