Difference between ECE and EEE branches in Engineering

Difference between ECE and EEE branches in Engineering

EEE (Electronics & Electrical Engineering) and ECE (Electronics & Communication Engineering) are the two quite similar branches in Engineering. Students who are interested in electronics field are confused choosing in these two branches. EEE, ECE & EIE are the top choices in among electronics derived branches.

ECE deals with electronics and some part of communication engineering. However, EEE deals with electrical engineering as well as electronics.

Below are some differences that clear the confusion between ECE & EEE branches in terms of Scope, placement, availability etc.

ECE(Electronics & Communication Engineering)

EEE(Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

In ECE, Candidates deals with Electronics with some part of communication.

In EEE, Candidates deals with Electrical as well as electronics.

ECE uses the scientific knowledge of the behavior and effects of electrons to develop devices, Systems or equipment’s. Also contains basics on electrical machines and more on integrated circuits & communication systems.

EEE is the study & application of electrical systems for use in different environments and contains basic electronics courses & more power system.

ECE mainly deals with analog transmission, basic electronics, microprocessors, digital and analog communication, wave progression etc. It also deals with the manufacturing of electronic devices, circuits, and communications equipment.

EEE deals with Electrical technology and machines, circuit analysis, electronics, electromagnetism, electrical engineering materials, instrumentation, control systems, power engineering and transmission and distribution.

ECE as branch in most of the colleges.

EEE is a rare branch in terms of availability.

In the 2nd & 3rd year of the course, ECE mainly deals with digital electronics, embedded systems, control systems, VLSI design, and wireless and radio communication systems.

In 2nd & 3rd year of the course, EEE mainly deals with EM principle, electrical machine, pulse, motors and generators, utilization of electrical energy, gear switching and protection, and power system.

In 4th Year, there will be elective subjects which deals with core knowledge of branch along with microprocessors & microcontrollers.

In 4th Year, there will be elective subjects which deals with core knowledge of branch along with microprocessors & microcontrollers.

ECE, the scope to land into government jobs is great.

In EEE the competition is not very tough and the availability of jobs too is good.

Electronics engineer can get a job in Central Government, State Governments and their sponsored corporations, private industries dealing in manufacture, sales and services of electronics consumer goods and appliances.

Electrical graduates can get a job in Electricity Boards/Utility companies responsible for installation, maintenance, operation of power handling equipment and systems.

 

ECE and EEE both are the evergreen branches in Engineering. ECE students can get the jobs in IT sectors easily, where as the demand for EEE students is high in core companies.

Top Recruiters for Electronics & Communication Engineering is as follows:

  • In Public Sector Units (PSUs), the recruiters for ECE are BEL, DRMC.
  • In Multi-National (MNCs), the recruiters are Siemens, Texas Instrument, Intel, Philips Electronics, Motorola, Samsung & Flextronics.
  • DRDO, ISRO & IT Companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Accenture, HCL Technologies & Tech Mahindra.

Top Recruiters for Electrical & Electronics Engineering is as follows:

  • In Public Sector Units (PSUs), the recruiters are BHEL, NTPC, DMRC, NHPC, and Power Grid.
  • State Electricity boards like APTRANSCO, APGENCO.
  • Private companies such as Crompton greaves, Siemens, Hitachi, Jindal steel and power, reliance, I&T, TATA and Samsung engineering.

Both the branches are good, but one main thing is candidate has to choose the branch keeping in mind about the future goals. Once after deciding the goal, one can choose the stream of an individual choice.

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