How To Become An Electrical Engineer

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How To Become An Electrical Engineer

                                                                                 How To Become An Electrical Engineer

 

The first step to becoming an electrical engineer would start at a young age in the second half of your high school career. You (the student) would need to make sure that your choice in subjects are according to the field of engineering. These subjects woulld namely be, Mathematics, Physical, science, computer science, Information tecnology (IT) and engineering graphics and design (EGD). You basically want to focus on  science and math subjects. It is advised to take a sort of art class in  high school or a short art course in college to establish your design capablity.

After you graduate from high school the student would usually study an academic degree majoring in electrical engineering. In each engineering degree the same fundamentals are taught with emphasis being placed in sections according to the title of the course.

The length of the course is usually 4-5 years and after the completion of the student ill be awarded with Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology, or Bachelor of Applied Science depending on the university.

The degree course usually includes unit topics covering mathematics, physics, computer science, project management and a variety of topics in electrical engineering. Initially a brief introduction in all the subdisciplines of electrical engineering. At a later period of study the student can then choose to specialise in a particular subdiscipline.

In may schools electronics engineering is included as part electrical engineering award, but in other schools the disciplines are considered to be soindividually complex they are treated seperately and are therefor two different degrees.

Some electrical engineers choose to study for a postgraduate degree such as a Master of Engineering/Master of Science (M.Eng./M.Sc.), a Master of Engineering Management, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering, an Engineering Doctorate (Eng.D.), or an Engineer's degree. Completing a postgraduate will contain a fair amount of research and course work.

Obtaining an engineering degree is the first step towards professional certification. The degree itself is certified by a professional body. After the graduate satisfies all the neccessary requirements needed for certification he/she will be certified and is designated the title of Professional Engineer (in the United States, Canada and South Africa), Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer (in India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Zimbabwe), Chartered Professional Engineer (in Australia and New Zealand) or European Engineer (in much of the European Union).Professional bodies of note for electrical engineers include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

 

 

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