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Career in Energy Engineering

Career in Energy Engineering

Energy Engineering has evolved over the years and it includes courses related to power, control, instrumentation, electrical machines, etc. along with courses on various aspects of electrical energy generation, storage and transmission. In today’s age of energy crisis, fossil fuel depletion, and climate issues, a career in energy engineering is a great choice.

The field of study deals with energy services and efficiency, facility management, plant engineering, environmental compliance and alternative energy technologies. Graduates in Energy Engineering gain knowledge and understanding of the ways of using energy in most efficient and environment friendly manner. They go ahead in their professional lives to solve problems in processing, storage, distribution, and utilization of energy by using implementing methods like synthesis, analysis, design, and case studies.

The programme of B.Tech/M.Tech in Energy Engineering incorporates considerable components of science and different branches of engineering. The courses adds unique dimension as it gives sufficient emphasis on various aspects of energy engineering such as energy efficiency, energy services, facility management, plant engineering and non-conventional energy technologies. Thus this course of engineering has all the components of conventional electrical engineering along with the components which today’s energy sector requires.

Course Offered
B.Tech (4 years)/ M.Tech in Energy Engineering (2 years)

Duration
4 years for B.Tech
6 years for B.Tech & M.Tech

Eligibility Criteria
Clearing 12th standard with Physics, Maths, Chemistry/ Computer Science with at least 60% marks

Institutes Offering B.Tech/ M.Tech in Energy Engineering
More than 2000 Engineering colleges of the country offer courses in Energy Engineering. Some of the top institutes are IIT New Delhi, IIT Bombay, NIT Tiruchirappalli, IIT Kharagpur, Thapar University Punjab, Birla Institute of Technology Jharkhand, NIT Agartala, NIT Kerela, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Guntur, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore and TNU Kolkata amongst others.

TNU has partnered with Adani Power Ltd., Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to help develop and deliver the course curriculum and laboratory facilities. Adani Power Ltd. at its discretion will hire the students of TNU who meet the company’s recruiting criteria. Adani Power Limited is one of the largest mining groups in the world. By 2020, the group will add 17 more ships to its current fleet, generate 20,000 MW of power, increase annual cargo handling capacity to 200 MMT. The company’s extractive capacity is scheduled to increase to 200 MMT per annum, making great opportunities for the students to increase their employability. The Neotia University is the first University in India to provide a B.Tech/M.Tech in Energy Engineering, in collaboration with Adani Power Ltd., Ahmedabad, India.

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Career Prospects
The updated curriculum developed in consultation with industry experts, enables students pursuing B. Tech/M. Tech in Energy Engineering with the desired skills relevant for the future energy sector. Graduates can explore opportunities to work as commissioning engineers, distribution engineers, maintenance engineers, substation managers, quality assurance/quality control managers, wind farm designers, solar energy systems engineers, project managers, supervisors or as any other specialty engineer position in the power industry. The course design is such that students are equally ready for pursuing higher studies and research in the domain.

Read: Renewable Energy Careers and Jobs in India and Abroad

The sectors that one can explore include College & Universities, electrical power and energy companies, research and development centres, fuel technology companies, technology transfer companies, and power plants. Companies like Centre for Wind Energy and Technology (CWET), ABB Ltd., BGR Energy Systems, Alstom India, ELECON Engineering Ltd., TATA BP Solar India Ltd. engage professionals in Energy Engineering.

Author: Baishali Mukherjee

Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, Scrabbl.com and Stoodnt.com. Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.

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