Courses To Do Just After Your Electronics/Electronics and telecommunication/Electrical Engineering Graduation!

Hi all, hope all are doing well. In continuation with the ‘Engineering Courses Series’, this blog is about the courses in the Electronics and Electrical field. As more and more companies are heading towards the minimalistic approach even in the employee expenses, they are most likely to hire candidates that have pre-training in the concerned field. So go on, read this blog, and get a brief idea about the courses in the Electronics, EXTC, and Electrical fields that can benefit your job profile while applying to companies. Also, don’t forget to share it with your fellow edubuds.

Courses for Electronics/Electronics and telecommunication/Electrical Engineering Students:

1. VLSI:
              VLSI stands for ‘Very Large Scale Integration’. It is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by
combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. Engineering graduates with a background in electronics engineering can get into semiconductor industries by getting a good knowledge of VLSI courses. You can also think about joining companies abroad (mainly the USA) because the USA is home to leading semiconductor companies. And as in this digital and technologically advanced era product like mobile phones, laptops, tabs are being released with new features in increasingly shorter cycles, so as you can see there is a healthy and high demand for qualified very large scale integration (VLSI) engineers to work on these products. Therefore there is a good scope for a career
in the VLSI industry.

2. Nano-electronics:
                                We know Nanotech seems more like a master’s course. But many students might want to go for masters and they can surely think about this one. Nanotechnology makes it possible to develop new components that may be used together with electronic components in system design. Nano- electronics enhances the capabilities of electronic devices while reducing their weight and power consumption, It increases the density of memory chips and it reduces the size of transistors that used in integrated circuits. The jobs are mostly of research-based.

3. Automation:
                           Automation helps in reducing the need for human intervention. Automation plays an increasingly
important role in the global economy and in daily experience. Automation and control systems enable efficient and safe operation of Industrial plants by minimizing the risks.  It includes many courses such as PLC, SCADA, DCS, HMI, etc.
PLC: Programmable-Logic Controller
SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
DCS: DCS is a Distributed Control System is a network of Highly Powerful PLCs.
HMI: Human Machine Interface
                           PLC is essentially a hardware-based system. It is nothing but a computer designed for one specific
task of reading field instruments and controlling actuators, motors, etc. based on what program is
written in it. SCADA is designed for computer programmers/IT to work with. Although if you know
SCADA and PLC both, more job opportunities and industries like process industry, transportation industry, etc. are open for you. There are many training institute who provides training (PLC -SCADA- DCS).
                           Automation also has Field Instrumentation and Pneumatic. This includes Different Types of Sensors-Analog and Discrete Technical Terms Used in Instrumentation Calibration and Testing of Sensors – Thermo Couples, RTD, Pressure Gauge, Level Sensors Proximity Switches, Limit Switches, etc.
                          Human Machine Interface includes Different Types of operator Interfaces, Textual, Graphical Wiring
Practice Of HMI Data Handling With HMI Configuration And Interfacing To PLC And PC.

4. Embedded Testing:
                                 Embedded Testing is checking the functional and non-functional attributes of both software and hardware in an embedded system. The purpose of the Embedded test is to verify and validate the Embedded software as well as hardware against client requirements. It is also responsible for analyzing and monitoring the efficiency and stability of the system. Embedded testing is here to stay as it helps to build Artificial intelligence systems.

5. CCNA/CCNP:
                           This is a Networking course. If any Electronics and telecommunication graduate wants to pursue a career in networking, they can opt for this. Nowadays most of the telecommunication sector is going towards IP (internet protocol) so there are many job opportunities in this field. CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate. CCNA certification is an associate-level Cisco Career certification.
                          CCNP stands for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification
validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise
networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The                                     CCNP is a more advanced certification that requires a deeper level of knowledge and understanding of WANs and LANs, and how they work together. CCNA certification is mandatory to get a CCNP certification.

6. Substation Design:
                           This course will guide the students in the engineering and design of electrical substations. It also includes developing substation Switch yard, power plant including communications systems, electric motors, and Building management System. After completion of the course you can apply for the position of a Substation Design Engineer. They are responsible for designing of HT Panel and Electrical Transmission line systems. You may be tasked with designing components, overseeing their installation, troubleshooting operations, or holding manufacturers to specifications.

7. Electrical Safety Course:
                            In the case of the electrical industry training, safety is critical and the codes and regulations that determine safe practices are both diverse and complicated.  This course gives training in the procedures and provides guidance on how companies can effectively evaluate their safety programs.
It also covers general best safety practices in the areas of chemicals, performing job hazards assessments, the types and use of personal protective equipment, first aid and resuscitation, fire prevention and protection, and safely working in excavations and other confined spaces and other areas. You also get training in the best practices for electrical shock and lockout and tag out procedures along with sample forms to use in the field. Electrical Engineering graduates may pursue this course and join the industry as a ‘Safety expert’.

8. Solar Power Plant Design Course:
                            Nowadays, all the industries are turning towards solar energy for their energy source. The requirement for the engineers having knowledge of Solar power plant design is increasing. This course will give you the training the meet the requirements of the National Occupational Standards while designing a solar power plant. It will provide you with all the skills and knowledge required to select the most appropriate solar Photovoltaic system for a building based on consultation with the client about their needs and demands, to install any of the common types of PV systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. It also provides training in the maintenance and servicing of PV systems. In current time scenarios, companies these days tend to cut this expense. And the best way to cut this expense for them is to recruit someone who doesn’t need much training, so doing this course can land you a great job in the electrical field.

9. Power System Software:
                              New device technology and digital control techniques are enabling higher efficiencies and higher power levels to meet the demands of modern applications. Engineers have been using simulation power system tools to predict the behavior of power systems, from small DC/DC converters to large, integrated distribution systems with multiple AC and DC busses operating at multiple voltages and frequencies. From the designer’s perspective, physical modeling and simulation tools are becoming more necessary to manage the sheer complexity of integrated system behavior and to meet shorter design cycle times that traditional development processes might not permit. The knowledge of this software can increase your chances of getting a job in a firm which designs and implements such power systems.