Have you ever wondered what all principles go behind the working of televisions or radios or computers? The answer to the question, in most cases, is an obvious no. The discipline that helps technologists create and study the functioning of such devices is none other than electronics and communication (E&C).
What’s the definition of E&C engineering?
To put it simply, the study of E&C helps develop and analyze the behavior of devices that have circuits. Now let’s read the actual definition: Electronics and communication engineering is a discipline where active, non-linear components (semiconductor devices, electron tubes, etc.) are used to design many significant devices and systems.
What are the different subfields of the discipline?
The entire E&C discipline is made of important subfields such as:
The technology helps engineers in implementing principles, applications as well as algorithms that are developed in other allied fields.
What’s the work of an engineer belonging to the discipline?
An electronics and communication engineer helps in designing, fabricating, testing as well as maintaining electronic equipment and communication devices. The engineers of the discipline, by and large, work with equipment that consumes paltry energy. In addition, the technologists work along with fiber optics, microprocessors, televisions, radios, to mention a few.
Why choose the engineering discipline?
Electronics and communication systems have been the mainstay of industrial revolution. Such type of equipment and systems plays a significant role in influencing the everyday lives of humans. Swirl and take a look around; chances are abundant that your eyes find one or the other such device -mobile phones, televisions, desktops, laptops, to mention but a few.
Also, advanced E&C engineering encompasses the designing, manufacturing and testing of equipment such as:
• Automotive systems
• Control and instrumentation systems
• Medical equipment
• Embedded systems
The need for having electronically advanced equipment never abates, thus, aspirants choose to enter the field. The discipline puts forward challenges of great magnitude. Each of such challenges is rewarding. The engineers of the discipline investigate solutions to challenging problems present in the field.
Different career profiles of Electronics and Communication Engineers
India is one of those telecom markets that have registered unprecedented growth in the recent past. More and more new players are entering the Indian telecom industry. Such a trend points to the many opportunities offered to Electronics and Communication engineers. Graduates of B. Tech (E&C) also have excellent opportunities to get placed in IT industry (hardware and software).
More and more VLSI and Embedded systems are now manufactured in India. Such a growth in VLSI as well as embedded systems has helped E&C engineers get excellent pay packages (three to four lakhs per annum).
Some common sectors where Electronics and Communication Engineers work are:
• Consumer electronics
• Aviation and avionics
• Electricity generation
• Electricity distribution
• Hospital diagnostic equipment
• Offshore industries
A few top recruiters of E&C engineers are:
• Texas Instruments
Aspirants who plan to get further educated in the discipline can pursue M. Tech in E&C. Every best engineering college in Dehradun offers M. Tech in diverse specializations namely, Microelectronics, Light waves, Fiber Optics, and the like.