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Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« on: June 07, 2015, 04:11:54 pm »
Hey guys  :-+ ,
              I am a student of EE, I am in my 3 year of engineering, when I am graduated I want to see myself in a place / job where I design electronics products be it for masses or for a niche requirement. I am inclined more towards power electronics than any other sub branch but wouldn't mind to work with others too.
              Problem is I find myself wondering what qualifications or skills I should posses to get such type of job  :-// other than EE degree ? Or is it too soon to think about it?
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 04:18:39 pm »
The qualification usually would be work experience with relevant jobs and projects on your C.V. to interest future employers. To start you would have to get a job with a company engaged in the field that interests you and build up your experience from there.

But it depends somewhat on the local situation where you are (India, according to your flag). Are there jobs to be found as a fresh graduate? Or do the better jobs require an additional qualification such as a Master's degree?

You would get the best advice from other engineers in India. I do not know how many frequent this forum.
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2015, 04:23:45 pm »
explore the idea of also getting a mechanical engineering degree. it's a few more courses, physics, chemistry...you've already got the math.  having both an Electronic and a Mechanical Engineering degree will open many more doors to you when you get into the job market. Employers like the idea that their Electronic Engineers also know the mechanical aspects of the products that their electronic engineers are designing circuits for. 

I'll be getting an EE degree once i finish my ME degree.

Also, as a bonus, you could also take a couple more classes and also get a mathematicians degree.

It's great how one major, can lead to several other degrees, just by taking a few more classes.

On another note, I've been told by my professors that here in the states, there are approximately 2million engineering jobs, yet, only about 250k graduates per year to fill them. Companies are having to go over seas to find potential employees. So, You may find yourself moving from India to here! :)
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 04:32:05 pm »
Here mostly we get a job in IT company as a programmer and there are not many company who design products India (Maharashtra) or not that I am aware of. Right now I am doing internship in a company who designs control system for boilers using PLC is good to work with them.
Do you think there is chance to get a job outside of India ?

Well here there is nothing like doing major in anything if you are in EE you only get EE related classes if you want to take mechanical classes I would have to start from 1st year after EE degree.
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 04:40:04 pm »
yes, but you will find alot of the math and other classes overlap, so you won't have to take them twice, only will have to take the classes that are additionally required for that degree.

Work outside of India?  Shouldn't be a problem if you are willing to relocate. Like I said, 2million jobs available in the US, and only 250k college graduates to fill them.

But, as IanB has said, try to get some experience as an intern in any related field you are acquiring a degree for.  You may or may not get paid for your internship, but it looks very good on a job application.
 

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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 04:48:56 pm »
Do you think there is chance to get a job outside of India ?

I see here in Silicon Valley many engineers from India that came to study Masters or PhD and stayed living and working here. Same goes for engineers from China.
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 04:54:56 pm »
yes, but you will find alot of the math and other classes overlap, so you won't have to take them twice, only will have to take the classes that are additionally required for that degree.

The university system can be quite different in other countries. For example where I studied, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering were completely different schools with different staff, different students, different adminstrations. There was no way to get more than one degree without re-enrolling and starting over from day one. Not recommended. Once you have a single undergraduate degree there is little point in getting another. Too much overlap.

What is more normal in the British system (and I suspect the Indian system is very similar) is for graduates in one field to take a "conversion degree", a taught Masters degree or other graduate qualification that builds upon what is already known about engineering in general and adds the required specialist knowledge in another field.
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2015, 05:00:38 pm »
IanB is right !!
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2015, 05:04:33 pm »
Just need to find a new university that accepts the transferred credits.  True, some don't, and some universities, like you said, don't offer degrees in each and every field. Also, some Universities offer the courses, but, are not accredited. You don't want a degree from a university if that degree is not accredited.

If I remember right, here where I am, my university offers an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree, and they offer a non-accredited degree for EE.  When I am ready, I will need to switch universities for the EE degree or move to their other campus half way across the state in order to take their accredited EE course. But, since it is the same university, my credit for the course I am taking now are transferable, I only need to take the courses additionally needed for the EE degree.

But, he may not have those options in his country, and in that case, that would suck to have to take all that math over again.

yashrk, would they require you to retake all the basic courses over again? i.e. English 101, history, etc. ? If you were to pursue your ME degree (if you wanted to) after you got your EE degree?
 

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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2015, 05:13:53 pm »
yashrk, would they require you to retake all the basic courses over again? i.e. English 101, history, etc. ? If you were to pursue your ME degree (if you wanted to) after you got your EE degree?

(In Britain) there are no basic courses, no English, no history, no "101" courses. It doesn't work that way.

I enrolled to study chemical engineering, and in my first year of study there were courses in heat and material balances, fluid flow calculations, process economics, engineering mathematics, fundamentals of mechanical engineering (stress, strain, static analysis, etc.), fundamentals of electrical engineering (ohm's law, node analysis, AC circuits), engineering drawing, physical chemistry (thermodynamics), organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, fundamentals of materials science and weekly chemical engineering laboratory (all compulsory). There was no room for anything else!
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2015, 05:19:45 pm »
yashrk, would they require you to retake all the basic courses over again? i.e. English 101, history, etc. ? If you were to pursue your ME degree (if you wanted to) after you got your EE degree?

We don't have such subjects, check our 1st year subjects http://www.unipune.ac.in/Syllabi_PDF/revised_2012/engg/FE_Syllabus_2012_Course_10-7-12.pdf

yes I am willing to pursue ME or MS, I will keep my options open.
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Re: Qualifications for a electronics design engineer ?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2015, 05:22:40 pm »
Which book do you suggest that teaches you the basics electronics design with minimal maths
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