Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a 3 years long Diploma certificate program. This course can be pursued by students who have passed 10th and 12th (Science stream, mathematics group) standards. In this article, you will be reading details about Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering course. The article covers topics such as eligibility criteria, admission process, syllabus, pg courses, career prospects and job profiles.
What is electrical and electronics engineering course all about? What is it like to become an electrical and electronics engineer? You’ll find answers to these questions in the following paragraphs.
What is Electrical and Electronics Engineering?
Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with electricity. This discipline covers topics like generation and transmission of electricity, electrical systems and devices. Electrical engineering work in the design, development and maintenance of such devices, power plants and systems.
Electronics engineering is a discipline of engineering that deals with the study and design of electronic devices, components and circuits. This discipline uses the principles and concepts of electrical engineering and applied the same principles towards the design and manufacturing of electronic circuits, components and devices.
Electrical and Electronics engineering is a combination of the above mentioned engineering disciplines. It is well known by the short name of EEE.
It is one such engineering discipline that influences our day to day lives in many ways. Electrical and electronics engineering plays a huge role in the manufacturing of devices and equipment that are used for a variety of purposes.
Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a 3 years long program. In cases of most of the institutes offering this course, the academic program is divided into 6 semesters. Each semester lasts for a period of 6 months.
Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering course trains students in areas such as- electrical and electronic systems, generation and transmission of electricity, electronic circuits, transformers, generators etc.
Students who have passed 10th standard from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course. This course can also be pursued after completing 10+2 Science stream (Mathematics group) from a recognized board!
Admission process and Colleges
Many polytechnic, technical education and engineering education institutes across India are offering this program. Most institutes usually have the ‘direct admission’ or ‘merit based admission’ process. Interested students have to approach the institute and fill up the admission form. Seats will be allotted to deserving students on the basis of marks scored by them in 10th board examination (usually in Mathematics and Science subjects).
To get a better idea about the course structure, I’ve listed down some of the important subjects present in Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering academic program. Note: Not all subjects present in the academic program have been mentioned below.
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Chemistry
- Engineering Graphics/Drawing
- Engineering Workshop
- Communication Skills
- Digital Electronics
- Electrical Machines
- Computer Programming and Utilization
- Power Systems
- Transducers and Signal Controllers
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Power Electronics
- Industrial Visit/Training
- Project Work
Only core subjects present in Diploma EEE course have been mentioned above. In last two semesters, industrial training and project work will be present.
Further studies and PG courses
After completing Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program, one may go for Bachelor’s Degree (B.E./B.Tech.) in Electrical/Electronics/EC/EE Engineering! In most Degree Engineering colleges, certain percentages of seats are reserved for Diploma certificate holders. This entry is known as the lateral entry. Diploma holders with good grade may make use of lateral entry and join relevant Bachelor of Engineering/Technology course’s 2nd academic year (directly). This way, Diploma holders may make the ‘DtoD’ switch and earn a Bachelor of Engineering/Technology Degree!
After that, one may go for Master’s education or PG Diploma programs. Relevant M.E./M.Tech., M.Sc. and PG Diploma courses will enable one to specialize in disciplines within Electrical and Electronics sectors.
If you are interested in management program, you may go for MBA program (after graduation)! After completing Master’s program, if you want to go for further advanced courses, M.Phil. and PhD programs are available in front of you!
Career prospects and job opportunities
Government and private sector job opportunities are available in front of electrical and electronics engineers.
Common sectors/industries where they may work are – electrical industry firms, electronics industry firms, power generation and transmission firms (power plants). In such work setups, they may take on a role in areas such as design, product manufacturing, quality control, marketing and R&D.
If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have access to decent financial resources, you may even start own electrical and electronics devices manufacturing firm (small, medium or large scale). After completing Master’s Degree, one may land the job post of a lecturer (at relevant technical education institute).
Starting salary depends on different factors. Prominent factors are- job location, profile of the employer, employee skills and qualification. General starting salary in case of environmental engineers is around 10-25k Rupees per month. In case of Government job, salary will be based on Pay Band and scale.