Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) encompasses a very wide area of knowledge and is considered as one of the most important engineering disciplines within the engineering society. The contributions of EEE are not limited to areas in applications such as power engineering, telecommunications and computer systems but also extended to instrumentation, manufacturing, information technology and many more. Electrical and Electronic Engineering is very dynamic and sensitive to technological advancement in the world. In fact, most of the technological revolution started from Electrical and Electronics.

Electrical and Electronic engineers are involved in the design and development of modern high technology applications such as automation for electromechanical systems, computer systems, embedded systems and electronic control systems applied in process plants, automotive industry, aerospace, and even maintenance. In other words, Electrical and Electronic engineers are highly demanded in various fields and its graduates are highly sought after by potential employers.

Objectives of EEE Program
  • To produce technically qualified Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the potential to become leaders of Electrical and Electronic Industries
  • To produce Electrical and Electronics Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of Electrical and Electronic industries for the betterment of society and nation.

The courses on Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Engg. (EEE) programme at University of Rajshahi are designed to emphasize on a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, and chemistry, followed by a thorough coverage of basic electrical and electronic engineering courses such as circuit theory, analogue electronics, digital electronics, microprocessor, as well as signal and systems. At higher levels, students are exposed to data and computer networking, digital signal processing, VLSI system design, control theory, communication systems, and power electronics so that they are

  • Able to acquire and apply knowledge of mathematics, basic science and engineering fundamentals to solve complex electrical and electronic engineering problems.
  • Able to undertake complex electrical and electronic engineering problem identification, formulation and solution synthesis using fundamental knowledge, techniques and analytical skills to reach substantiated conclusions in complex engineering practice.
  • Able to utilize system or subsystems approach to solve complex electrical and electronic engineering problem with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Able to investigate and solve complex problems using research knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusion in complex electrical and electronic engineering problems.
  • Able to apply and synthesize, using techniques, skill and modern scientific ICT and/or engineering tools necessary for complex electrical and electronic engineering practice with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Able to apply reasoning based on contextual knowledge in professional engineering practice to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.
  • Able to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental context and demonstrate knowledge and need for sustainable development.
  • Able to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Able to communicate effectively on complex engineering activities, not only with engineers but also with the community at large.
  • Able to function effectively as an individual and in groups with the capacity to be a leader or member in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Able to recognize the need to undertake independent and life-long learning in continual technological development.
  • Able to apply knowledge of engineering, business acumen, management principles and entrepreneurship in multidisciplinary environments as a member and leader in a team.

The courses designed for Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering B.Sc. Engg. (EEE) consist of 4000 marks of 160 credits distributed over eight semesters in four academic years. Each academic year is divided into two semesters (Odd and Even) each of duration not less than 13 weeks (65 working days). There shall be final examinations at the end of each semester. The medium of answer in all examinations will be either Bangla or English, but not the mixer of both. The theoretical examination of courses less than or equal to 2 credits shall be of 2 hours duration and courses greater than 2 credits shall be of 3 hours duration. An academic schedule for an academic year shall be announced for general notification before the start of the academic year, on the prior approval of the academic committee.

The department is presently housed in the 3rd floor of the 1st Science Building.

Your Career as an Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineering is a profession that uses science, technology, and problem-solving skills to design, construct, and maintain products, services, and information systems. Electrical engineering is the historical name for what is now called electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.

Typically electrical engineers have earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering in areas that include electronics, electrical engineering, or computer engineering. A junior engi- neer may spend the first year or two on the job learning the company’s products and design procedures before choosing a technical specialty. Job responsibilities include specification, design, development, and implementation of products or systems, as well as research to create new ideas. This role provides a number of challenges ranging from problem identification and the selection of appropriate technical solutions, materials, test equipment, and procedures, to the manufacture and production of safe, economical, high-performance products and services.

An electrical engineer may choose to couple the technical aspects of a position with management responsibilities. The technical expertise required for management today is increasing because of the explosion of knowledge in engineering, technology, and science.

A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with a specialty in electrical engineering may also serve as a starting point for careers in many other diverse fields, ranging from business to law, medicine, and politics, since the problem-solving skills acquired in an electrical engineering program provide an extraordinarily valuable asset. The same skills will equip you to assume leadership roles in your community and in professional circles outside the workplace.

In addition to the primary fields of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering serves as an appropriate base for several allied fields. These include, for example, biomedical engineering, computer science, and aerospace engineering.

Here are some typical job titles for engineers:

  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Chief Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Systems Design Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Sales Engineer