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There was an Electrical Engineer behind the creation of every one of those items! Electrical and Electronic Engineering involves the generation, storage and use of power.
Areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering include:
- Signal Processing
- Computer Engineering
- Power Electronics
- Power Systems Engineering (including renewable energy)
- Biomedical Imaging
- Embedded Systems
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) covers the generation, storage and use of power. Think about how many items in your daily life use power (mains, batteries, petrol/ motors or even solar panels).
EEE is a very important part of your everyday life. The study of EEE can involve large amounts of power (eg power and control engineering) and large devices (eg power stations and electric vehicles) or small amounts of power (eg computer, communications and information engineering) and small devices (eg MP3 players and cell phones).
Electrical and Electronic engineers are involved in the analysis of existing systems (whether electrical, electronic or computer systems) and they are often involved in creating and designing new products and systems for manufacturing industries.But there is more to Electrical engineering than just that. Many advances in biomedicine were pioneered by electrical engineers, many software houses such as Microsoft employ electrical engineers and so do airplane manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus. Most astronomical observatories employ Electrical engineers to design their telescopes, other optical instruments and do advanced signal processing. Graduates from this department are doing these things.
Electrical and Electronic Engineers MAKE A DIFFERENCE inâ€¦..
And how? Examples Environment and Sustainability Helping the environment through improved energy efficiency, electric vehicles, electricity transmission, distribution and generation
Renewable energy e.g, solar, wind, hydro, tidal Electric power car Environmental monitoring to manage resourcesÂ Bio-medical and signal processing Helping keep people healthy by building better scanners and medical instruments and helping medical staff to make better use of data measured. The sophisticated electronics and software created by electrical engineers allows early and accurate diagnosis of illnesses. Electrical engineers can also help develop devices for those with impaired hearing or vision.Improved signal processing for MRI scans developed in this department (shorter scans required on patients with motion problems.)
Mamogram work Retinal health Imaging Telecommunication.Â As an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, you constantly try to keep everyday people and emergency services connected with higher data rates and reliability using the Internet, radios, cellphones, satellites and other devices.Cognitive radio systems to allow emergency services (Fire, Ambulance and Police) to communicate easily with each other.Quick deployment ad-hoc communications networks.Embedding emergency communications in large buildings.
Nantechnology Developing future nano-devices and materials for electronics, medical applications and renewable energy.
- Solar cells
- Electronic devices
- Everyday devices
Everything that involves the generation, use or storage of electricity has had an electrical engineer involved. In fact, most modern devices now incorporate a microprocessor (the core of a computer), which electrical engineers design and program. iPods, TV, microwave, watch, computer, etc.
The demand for environmentally friendly power generation, more sophisticated electronic devices, and cheaper and smarter products mean there is a lot of work for Electrical Engineers! Electrical and Electronics Engineers have many types of jobsâ€¦
- Research and development
- Computer software development
- Entrepeneur â€“ start your own company
- Electrical and Electronic Engineers can work asâ€¦
- Electronic/ electrical engineers
- Telecommunication engineers
- Biomedical engineers
- Computer engineers
- Software engineers
- Power engineers
- Project managers
- Engineering consultants
Electrical and Electronics Engineering students are required to carry out some fun yet challenging projects during their studies.