Electrical engineering (power) or Power engineering deals with generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric power and with the devices connected to these systems.
A power engineer works in the field of electrical power to deliver reliable, stable sources of power to customers ranging from individual households to manufacturing facilities with very high energy needs.
Power engineers explore topics related to the generation, distribution, transmission, and storage of electrical power. This work can include the design of new systems as well as evaluations of existing grids and equipment to determine when they will need upgrades and what kinds of upgrades may be necessary.
Students who have science stream (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) in class 12th are eligible for this course.
How to become a Power Engineer?
One can take up B Tech Electrical Engineering (Power) offered by IITs or B Tech Power Engineering (Electrical) to become a power engineer.
Course Structure of B Tech Power engineering offered by NPTI Delhi
Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, manufacturing process, Intro to computers and CAD, Communication skills etc.
Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Intro to programming, engineering mechanics, Electrical Science, Communication Skills
Year 1 is common to all engineering branches and after that students study Power generation engineering, Steam generator and Its Auxillaries, Steam Turbines, Power plant electrical machines, Power systems, refrigeration and airconditioning, electrical and electronics measurements and instrumentation, machine Design, engineering electro magnetics, IC Engines and gas Dynamics. Power distribution and utilization, communication engineering, power system analysis and stability etc.
Related courses are offered by some reputed engineering colleges in India, some of them are
(1.) IIT Delhi
(2.) NPTI National Power Training institute, Delhi
(3.) College of Agricultural engineering and Technology, Ludhiana
(4.) GMR Institute of Technology, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.
(5.) West Bengal university of Technology, Kolkata
(6.) Women’s Institute of Technology, Darbhanga Bihar.
The average day of a mechanical engineer working in the R&D division of an automobile company:
7.30 am: Leave for office
8 am: Breakfast at office canteen
8.15 am: Look at the day’s activities in the week plan
8.45 pm: Departmental meeting with section head to discuss problems, progress, field complaints or testing issues
9.15 am: Tea break
9.25 am to 1.15 pm: Talk to design and testing teams about the points discussed in the morning meeting. Check drawings of parts under development, made by CAD (computer-aided design) engineers. Go through the simulation and analysis report prepared by design engineers (who are mostly mechanical engineers and some auto engineers)
1.15 pm: Lunch
1.45 pm: Visit testing lab. Monitor progress of products (e.g. steering, chassis under development)
6.30 pm: Leave for the day
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