Electrical Engineering*

Electrical engineering is a backbone for the development of Nepal where there is huge potential for generation and transmission of electricity. This branch of engineering deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. This field first became an identifiable occupation in the latter half of the 19th century after commercialization of the electric telegraph, the telephone, and electric power distribution and use. In today’s world where energy crisis is a major issue, electrical engineers through production of hydroelectricity can alleviate the problem.

Electrical engineering has now subdivided into a wide range of sub-fields including electronics, computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, radiofrequency engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and microelectronics.

The subject of electronic engineering is often treated as its own sub-field but it intersects with all the other sub-fields, including the power electronics of power engineering. These range from basic circuit theory to the management skills required of a project manager. The tools and equipment that an individual engineer may need are similarly variable, ranging from a simple voltmeter to a top end analyzer to sophisticated design and manufacturing software.

Career Options

Government

Positively impact our public infrastructure, influence public policy, and affect codes and regulations.


For those looking for stable job, government sector is the first priority. The demand for electrical engineers is increasing in the governmental sector as national planning commission target electricity production of 2301 MW by the end of 14th plan (2075/76). However, management skills are required to move up the ladder in the hierarchy. Various training programs are attended. The need of leadership training and training related to public administration and management is felt after some years of experience. Therefore, some leave the path of technical engineering and enter to management platform while others stay focused on technical skills acquiring technical training to develop expertise skill in the chosen domain. Dual competency is also favoured. The dream to end loadsheding would not have been successful without the proper execution of technical and management knowledge. Major role of government engineers at higher level is to develop policy and standard for the profession and general public. This way, electrical engineers can have positive impact on the development of society.

Education

Shape the future of electrical engineering and prepare the next generation of professionals.

Higher demands for electrical engineers mean higher production. This is achieved only through the output of lecturers and professors in electrical engineering. Therefore, electrical engineers find their careers in the field of education. Knowledge learnt should be passed on to next generation of engineers. Electrical engineers can indulge in academic area preparing next generation engineers with constant amendment of courses. This may require advanced degree with doctoral in some cases. Engineering educators write grants to obtain research funding and work with graduate students to conduct research aimed at developing advancements in the field of engineering. At many academic institutions, publishing research findings and obtaining grant funding for your academic institution are key elements to success. Additionally, facilitating student learning and achieving recognition as a top performing teacher help make this a promising career choice.
Manufacturing

Design, implement, maintain and improve electrical instruments and equipment, for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

Manufacturing industries require electrical engineers to design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and ststems for commercial and domestic purposes. Therefore, manufacturing industries are one of the career options for electrical engineers. They operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. They ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements in construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities. They inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards. They can enhance the productivity of manufacturing industries ensuring that equipments have higher life and lower mean time between failures.

Hydro-power & Transmission

Preparing economical and efficient requirements and specifications of various hydro-power structures.

The increasing construction and production of hydroelectricity has created demands for electrical engineers. As a hydropower engineer, s/he is responsible for planning, and designing hydro-power structures; preparing technical specifications/requirements of various hydro-power structures; evaluating bids received for construction and carrying out supervision of the physical construction of hydro-power structures. These professionals then begin researching potential materials, equipment and designs to fit system requirements. Next, transmission line engineers use computer-aided design software (CAD) to create mathematical models and system designs. Lastly, they test these designs to check electrical clearances, perform sag-tension analysis and evaluate other parameters.

Automation and Control

Get automated systems Designed, programmed, simulated and tested.

In the area of automation and control, electrical engineers are consumed. Here, they develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in AutoCAD. They also interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements (e.g. Solid Works). They power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications. As a quality engineer, s/he checks quality of assemblers and technicians work and responds to inquiries during assembly. They work closely with Sales Engineers to provide input with quote preparation as required. They interact with clients to understand their requirements for GUI/communication interface, networking and create specifications based on these requirements. After implementation, they work for maintenance reviewing, and redesigning legacy code. Similarly, day to day problems are troubleshot as per system requirement.

Telecommunication

Get Himal, Pahad and Terai Connected with each other and with rest of the world.

Apart from electronics and communication engineers, telecom industry requires electrical engineers. They are responsible for design of communication systems using off the shelf components based on customer requirements. This includes all aspects of the design of communications subsystems, working closely with electronics and communication engineers. They oversee technical deliverables to ensure schedule and quality of work are maintained, including installation design, software configuration management, maintenance procedures and instructions, safety and quality plans and procedures. They prepare test procedures and support Product Introduction to demonstrate compliance of installed communications systems. They prepare estimates to complete work tasks and monitor engineering progress against budget throughout project duration. They ensure project staff addresses proper physical interface with electrical works through specification of requirements and proper follow with Quality Assurance (QA) and the Civil and Electrical Contractors to ensure installation provisions are built correctly.

Renewable Energy

There is no substitute for renewable energy for our sustainable development.

With the concept of sustainable development, energy that is exhaustible is not encouraged to use. Therefore, electrical engineers work in the area of eco-friendly technologies. They focus their efforts on developing new means for energy extraction and designing energy-efficient machinery. The sector for green jobs is continually growing, so you can expect to see a lot of job opportunities after graduation. In Nepal, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre(AEPC) promotes the use of renewable energy. Internship in governmental as well as non-governmental organization working in the promotion for alternative energy is added advantage to work in renewable energy sector.

Measurement & Instrumentation

Test, evaluate, modify and calibrate electrical products/instruments.

Another area for job option for electrical engineers is measurement and instrumentation. Here, they create instruments for a wide variety of uses. Industries employing instrumentation and measurement engineer are just as varied. Instruments can vary from simple mechanical measuring tools to complex software systems. An instrumentation and measurement engineer may be responsible for various duties during the creation and development of instruments, such as drawing, creating prototypes, testing, troubleshooting and installing. The engineer may work with clients to develop requested products. Instrumentation design engineers need to be familiar with engineering principles, measurement methods, statistical analysis, mathematics and physics. They may be involved in teamwork and may be responsible for training other engineers. They may be responsible for documentation for cost estimates, material specifications, progress reports or other needed documentation.

Message from Department Head

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Welcome to the Department of Electronics Engineering. The department is committed to deliver high class teaching learning environment to produce highly qualified, well-round, and motivated students with cutting-edge technical knowledge. The committed, highly experienced faculty members embedded with ample resources is the feature of this department. “More than books-More than Syllabus” is what we talk about and deliver in this department. We believe that there should be enough training programs and other academic activities in the college which will enhance student’s abilities beyond the horizon of the syllabus and present them to be an apt candidate in the job market. The department strives to motivate students for research in recent technologies for future development and build up their sound presentation and communication skills. We also work for developing the entrepreneurship skills of the students. We prepare our students to become well-round and technically competent engineers who will continue learning in an ever-changing and diverse world. The field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering encompasses many exciting technologies such as microelectronics, computer systems, mobile communications, robotics etc. which have been among the fastest growing and most challenging technologies that enable the development of the modern information-based society. In this time of emerging technologies, quality manpower in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering has been and will continue to be in demand. If we survey the global statistics, the job market in Electronics and Communication is in its full glory. Nationally also there is a pressing need of quality workforce in this sector. If you have your qualities, you will prove yourself a precious diamond in the job market both nationally and internationally. Electronics Engineering is a challenging and creative profession and no wonder; you will lead a successful life after completing this degree.

Mr. Toshak Raj Uprety
(Head, Department of Electronics, Computer and Electrical Engineering)

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