Electrical Engineering

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About Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity. It includes the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.

The field of electrical engineering dates back to the late 19th century, when electrical engineers were responsible for the design and installation of the first electrical power systems. Today, electrical engineers are involved in a wide range of activities, from the design of electrical components and systems to the development of new energy-saving technologies.

In order to become an electrical engineer, one must complete a four-year bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering. During their studies, students take courses in physics, mathematics, and computer science, as well as electrical engineering. After completing their degree, electrical engineers must pass the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, which is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Upon passing the EIT exam, electrical engineers are then eligible to take the Professional Engineering (PE) exam, which is required for licensure in most states.

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