Md. Maksudul Alam Mamun
Electrical engineering is one of the newer branches of engineering, and dates back to the late 19th century. It is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity. … These innovators turned ideas and concepts about electricity into practical devices and systems that ushered in the modern age. The first practical application of electricity was the telegraph, invented by Samuel F.B. Morse in 1837. The need for electrical engineers was not felt until some 40 years later, upon the invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell and of the incandescent lamp (1878) by Thomas A. Edison.
Electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. Early experiments with electricity included primitive batteries and static charges. However, the actual design, construction and manufacturing of useful devices and systems began with the implementation of Michael Faraday’s Law of Induction, which essentially states that the voltage in a circuit is proportional to the rate of change in the magnetic field through the circuit. This law applies to the basic principles of the electric generator, the electric motor and the transformer. The advent of the modern age is marked by the introduction of electricity to homes, businesses and industry, all of which were made possible by electrical engineers.
Some of the most prominent pioneers in electrical engineering include Thomas Edison (electric light bulb), George Westinghouse (alternating current), Nikola Tesla (induction motor), Guglielmo Marconi (radio) and Philo T. Farnsworth (television). These innovators turned ideas and concepts about electricity into practical devices and systems that ushered in the modern age.
Since its early beginnings, the field of electrical engineering has grown and branched out into a number of specialized categories, including power generation and transmission systems, motors, batteries and control systems. Electrical engineering also includes electronics, which has itself branched into an even greater number of subcategories, such as radio frequency (RF) systems, telecommunications, remote sensing, signal processing, digital circuits, instrumentation, audio, video and optoelectronics.
The Diploma in Electrical Engineering is a 4 years program which focused on practical and skills oriented training. It is a technical course that only covers the essentials when ranked with an undergraduate Engineering degree. It aims to provide students with industry or job related engineering knowledge, scientific skills, computing and analysis, mathematical techniques, a sound knowledge of English to communicate in the field and ability to apply problem solving techniques.
Knowledge: Provide graduates with a strong foundation in mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to enable them to devise and deliver efficient solutions to challenging problems in electrical, Electronics and allied disciplines.
The educational objectives of the Diploma in Electrical Engineering program are to develop graduates who:
To achieve these objectives, the 4 years diploma electrical engineering program has been designed to ensure that our graduates have achieved the following student outcomes, including an understanding of or ability to:
Diploma in Electrical Engineering is a 4 year long program consisting of 8 semesters (1 semester= 6 months). The final and midterm exams of each semester are conducted under the supervision of Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB). All the exam questions, answer script checking and final result are published by the BTEB. Besides this, each student has to attend the regular class test, quiz test and semester final project. After the successful completion, a student will receive a diploma in engineering certificate from BTEB.
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Electrical Engineers hold about 1, 91, 900 jobs. The largest employers of Electrical engineers are as follows:
Job Sector Percentage of Employers
Engineering Services 19%
Electric Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution 9%
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical & Control Instruments manufacturing 7%
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences 6%
Semiconductor and other Electronic component manufacturing 5%
Electrical engineers generally work indoors in offices. However, they may visit sites to observe a problem or a piece of complex equipment.
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