Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the study, design and application of equipment, devices and systems that use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical engineering is now divided into a wide range of fields, including computer engineering, systems engineering, power engineering, telecommunications, radio-frequency engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and electronics. Many of these disciplines overlap with other engineering branches, spanning a huge number of specializations including hardware engineering, power electronics, electromagnetics and waves, microwave engineering, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, renewable energies, mechatronics, and electrical materials.
Subfields within the Electrical Engineering Discipline
- Power – the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity as well as the design of related devices
- Control – focuses on the modeling of a diverse range of dynamic systems and the design of controllers that will cause these systems to behave in the desired manner
- Electronics - the design and testing of electronic circuits that use the properties of components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors to achieve a particular functionality
- Microelectronics and nanoelectronics - the design and microfabrication of very small electronic circuit components for use in an integrated circuit or sometimes for use on their own as a general electronic component; nanoelectronics is the further scaling of devices down to nanometer levels.
- Signal Processing – the analysis and design of signals
- Telecommunications - the transmission of information across a communication channel such as a coax cable, optical fiber or free space.
- Instrumentation - the design of devices to measure physical quantities such as pressure, flow, and temperature.
- Computers – the design of computers and computer systems.
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