Electronics & Communication

A layman’s imagination of an ECE, is a man working on an integrated chip in a sophisticated lab. With the evolution of the computer age, Electronics & Communication has crept into every sphere of human life, thus increasing its scope manifolds. Electronics is now a part of our everyday life, from your pocket FM radio to televisions, computers, mobile phones and even the high-end satellites that are helping us in every path.

The Electronics & Communication Engineering involves the transmission of information across channels such as a coax cable, optical fiber or free space. You can work on designing equipment such as routers, switches, multiplexers and electronic switching systems, copper telephone facilities and fiber optics.

His branch of engineering develops everyday devices such as transistors, integrated circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which can be used in computers, MP3 players, cell phones, television to name a few.

The discipline deals with electronic devices and software interfaces. The applications are far reaching, right from the indoors of the house to industries. The tasks of the Electronics and Communication engineers are to direct, control and test produce processes a well as to ensure safety, installation and functioning of the various mechanisms.

The discipline integrates knowledge based on digital electronics and logic design, fundamentals of communication engineering, electronic circuits, signals and systems, power electronics, applied electromagnetic theory, integrated circuits, VLSI, control systems and computer architecture.

The core courses studied in this branch include the following:

  1. Electromagnetics
  2. Electronics
  3. Electrical circuits and machines
  4. Signals and systems
  5. Digital Signal Processing
  6. Microprocessors and Embedded systems
  7. Communication systems
  8. Optical systems
  9. VLSI

The subfields covered in the Electronics and Communication Engineering include analog electronics, digital electronics, consumer electronics, embedded systems and power electronics.

Career Opportunities

  1. consumer electronics
  2. aviation and avionics
  3. manufacturing
  4. electricity generation and distribution
  5. communications
  6. transportation, telecommunications, radio and television
  7. computer applications
  8. hospital diagnostic equipment and offshore industries.
  9. This branch is combined with other branches like civil, structural and electrical engineering, One of the basic work that are involved by the engineers include research and development of satellite, design, cable systems, radio waves, mobile phones, internet, etc.
  10. The engineers also work on cross functional engineering branch projects to utilize the facets of electronics and communication engineering. The basic tasks of the ECE engineers include developing new systems, circuits and devices or develop existing technology.
  11. They also work on improving the functionality and technology of communication devices and servers. Setting up networks and equipments and maintain the systems are also among their job profile.