Scope of an electronic engineer in large industries and corporate sectors.
What jobs can you do with an electronic engineering degree?
Let’s take a tour to the relevant industries where electronic engineer has good prospects. The obvious choice may be the companies which produces electronics product. In my opinion, this may not be the only choice. Your selection should be guided by pay package, job stability, and reputation of the company and scope of learning.
Fig-1- Scope of electronic engineer in industries
Look at the image above (Fig-1), and you will find that the options are much broader both within the engineering industries and outside the electronics industries.
It’s obvious that each industry will have will have typical requirements for electronics engineers. This blog will focus on these typical requirements and prepare you to face the challenges during interview and also during your professional career. Let’s find out this typical job requirements for different industries.
1. Electronics Sector:
Here an electronics engineer has two major roles:
(a) Design Engineer: To design a Product or prototype of a Product or designing a component prior to launch. Product design requires in-depth knowledge & experience in electronics and this may not be suitable for a fresh graduate engineer.
(b) Application Engineer: any fresh graduate engineer can become an application engineer (supporting a product for its entire life) after successful completion of installation & commissioning training on the products.
2. Automotive Industry:
Electronics is an significant division in Automobiles. Today, engine control systems, dashboard indicators, sensors, air-conditioning, safety systems and info-attainment systems in automobiles are designed by electronics engineer. This website will deal with electronics in automobile engineering in great details.
3. Defense Sector:
Electronics plays a vital role in manufacturing and application of Defense Products. Here an electronics engineer has to operate in cross-discipline like a mixture of mechanical, electronics and electrical engineering knowledge. Sensors, actuators and automation are some of the important areas in defense sectors. Electronics15.com will cover all the above to a large extent.
4. Power Generation Engineering:
The job openings are mainly as maintenance engineer. Here electronics engineer has to maintain Instrumentation & control systems in plant and adequate knowledge of SCADA, DCS, Instrumentation engineering, Telephony and Data Networks are necessary. This website will cover all the requirements in power generation sector.
5. Railways Engineering Sector:
Electronics engineers are involved in Signaling systems, Advanced Rail movement & controls, Safety Control equipment and advanced Telecom and Networks. The Magelv Bullet Train has opened up a new job prospect for electronic engineers. The train uses state-of-the-art technology to propel by magnetic force and hover above the track at very high speed.
6. Elevator & Escalator:
The elevator world is changing rapidly. Our sweet mother earth has limited space at ground level and that too cannot be increased. The only way is to go up and up and build skyscrapers to accommodate a living space / office space for everyone.
A tower like Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 828 meter high. Engineers have to build a high speed elevator which travels at a speed of 36km/hr or 10m/sec to match the tower height. This elevator is a Double Decker elevator and fastest in its class. The elevator built for the skyscraper Taipei101 is faster and travels at a speed of 60km/hr or 16.83m/sec.
These high speed and ultra-high speed elevators are built with advanced technology to take care of the elevator speed, passenger comfort at such a high speed and above all the safety of the passenger.
Electronics engineers have tremendous scope in elevator and escalator engineering. We’ll extensively cover this subject.
7. Food and Beverages sector:
Automation and Robotic Integrations are finding extensive applications in Food & Beverages sector. Electronics engineers are playing very important roles in these sectors. This website will completely cover this sector.
Fig-2 below is an example of fully automatic plant controls in a modern biscuit factory.
Fig-2 – Automatic Biscuit Manufacturing Plant
- Petro-chemicals, Oil & Gas Sector:
Electronics engineers having a sound knowledge of Instrumentation engineering, Sensor Engineering and Automation technology will be hired by this sector at a comfortably high salary level.
9. Aerospace Industry:
The insertion of power electronics in aerospace technologies is becoming widespread. The application of semiconductor devices and electronic converters are used in the International Space Station, satellite power system, and motor drives. Advanced electronics technology is applied to aircraft, starter/generators and reusable launch vehicles. Flywheels, servo systems embodying electro-mechanical actuation, and spacecraft on-board electric propulsion are being used. Electronics engineers have enormous scope here.
10. Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics and Medical Industry:
These industries have to avoid bare hand contact and so Automation and Robotics are an integral part in manufacturing processes in these industries. Electronics engineers have tremendous scopes in designing and implementation of automatic process control equipment.
11. Ship Building Industries:
Modern ships have sophisticated on-board automatic electronics equipment and automatic ship controls including navigational gadgets. Ship building companies are hiring electronics engineers to bring up to date controls and automation in ships.
Electronics Engineers has scopes in the following industries: Construction, Solar & Wind Energy, Transport, Energy, Machine Building and Building Automation.
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