Power Engineering

Power Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., Ph.D

What is Power Engineering

Power engineering course is a subfield of electrical engineering. It has the involvement of generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of power. Power engineering course deal with the instruments used for electricity. Most of this course would deal with the 3-phase AC power. Power Engineering course is also concerned with the conversion between AC and DC power. They also make the power systems for aircraft and electric railway networks.

Power engineering course make people learn the usage of machines in the power industry. It also gives information about concepts of how power is generated, what equipment is used and how energy is distributed. Power engineering course is a perfect blend of practical and theoretical knowledge.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Power Engineering

A minimum requirement by each college is given, which should be fulfilled by the students before securing admission in that particular college for power engineering course. Some of the general criteria would be the following -

For Power Engineering UG Course –

  • The student must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam in science stream.

  • Students should have 50% marks in class 12.

  • The qualifying exams should be of subjects Physics, Maths and Chemistry.

For Power Engineering PG Course –

  • The students should have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks.

  • Students should have minimum passing marks in the entrance examination.

Power Engineering Entrance Exam

For getting admission in the college for power engineering course, the students will have to appear for many exams, some of them are –

For Power Engineering UG Course

  • IIT JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)- It is one of the most popular engineering entrance examinations in the country. Every year hundreds of thousands of students appear for this exam. JEE is conducted in two parts i.e. JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Candidates who qualify JEE Main are eligible for JEE Advanced. The score of JEE Advanced is only accepted by the IITs and a few other premier institutes for admission in undergraduate courses. While JEE Main scores are accepted by NITs, IIITs and other institutes. In order to be eligible for IIT-JEE, candidates must have scored more than 50% marks in their class 12th exams with PCM subjects being mandatory. 

  • SRMJEEE (SRM University Joint Engineering Entrance Exam)- This exam is for 4 campuses for SRM only. The entrance test is conducted for admission to engineering UG Course.

  • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Admission Test)- This is a university-level exam for 6 colleges of BITS in the UG course. A minimum requirement of 75% marks in PCMB/PCM should be fulfilled by students to be eligible for the exam. It is conducted online in May for 3 hours.

  • VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam)- Another university level exam for admission to the 5 colleges of VIT in the UG course. A 2.5 hours exam, online during May. A minimum requirement of 50% marks in PCM/PCB should be fulfilled.

  • NMIMS- NPAT- NPAT exam is another university level exam conducted for NMIMS for UG and integrated courses. It is a 120 minutes exam which contains 3 different papers, namely, English Language, Quantitative and Numerical Ability and Reasoning and General Intelligence.

  • MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)- It is a state-level entrance exam for the UG courses in government colleges in Maharashtra. It is 2.5 hours long with 2 papers, first of Chemistry and Physics and second of Mathematics/biology depending on what the student has opted for. For appearing in this exam, the student should have 50% aggregate marks in PCM/PCB.

For Power Engineering PG Course

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)-  A national-level exam for PG and PhD courses in IISc and 7 IITs. A minimum requirement of 50% aggregate marks should be fulfilled by the students in the subject of PCM/PCB. A 3-hour exam online in February.

  • CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology)- The exam gives admission to UG and PG Programs in that university. The student should have 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology. It is conducted online during May.

Scope of Power Engineering in India and Abroad

Power engineering is an evergreen field which has a large number of opportunities. They make the foundation of our lives, their new innovation and technologies make our lives easier. Since there are more and more MNCs being formed as well as new projects being generated, new jobs are done. These candidates work in large-scale producing industries like manufacturing industries, IT industry, telecommunications and aerospace. The opportunities in power engineering aren’t just centred to the private sector but also extends to the government sector, which raises a large number of job opportunities for students.

Course Fees Power Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
2.00 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Power Engineering at NIMS University, Jaipur
2.03 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Power Engineering at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Sambalpur
6.71 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Power Engineering at Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy, Thanjavur
3.25 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Power Engineering at Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad
37.23 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Power Engineering at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
3.00 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Power Engineering at Lukhdhirji Engineering College, Morbi
5.51 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Power Engineering at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
4.98 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Power Engineering at Delhi Technological University, Delhi

Course Subjects

Subjects for power engineering are –

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Circuit theory and network

  • Engineering thermodynamics

  • Theory of machines

  • Nuclear power generation

  • Steam Turbines and its Auxiliaries

  • Power System Operation

Careers in Power Engineering

The power engineering professional can find jobs in various industries like consumer electronics manufacturing organisations, telecommunication industry, IT industries, healthcare equipment manufacturing, etc. They can even go for teaching in colleges and universities. The graduates can work as site managers, data analysts, project engineers etc. Prowe engineering graduates also look into the maintenance, repair and operation of the mechanical systems. They are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the building and facility. They also have to keep records of whatever changes they do in the equipment.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profiles in Power Engineering

Each power engineering professional has his/her preference for a job, and each of them would have a different style of working in that job. Some of the job profiles are mentioned below –  

Job Profile

Job Description

Service Maintenance Engineer

They keep a look at the industrial equipment such as those which are kept in the aviation, medical and manufacturing industry. They perform maintenance inspection, troubleshoot issues and make repairs when needed. During the new equipment installation, they give them training on this equipment and keeping an eye on the safe usage of the equipment.

Power Electronics Engineer

They design and maintain such equipment which is used for transmission of a high amount of electric current. They have to test these circuits before being actually installed. If they find solutions, they have to find solutions to these problems. Collaborate with other engineers in order to perform cross-functional tasks.

Safety Officer

They are the main requirements in the work environment. They provide safety management, advice, monitoring and report at the workplace. They also engage the staff in the programs where they teach how to go about the safety at the workplace.

Power Technician

These guys either supervise the electrical team or are a part of the production team. They pay attention to the design of the device, inspect, construct and repair the electrical systems. They order electrical supplies whenever needed in the company.

Electrical Engineer

These engineers design, develop and test the new electrical devices that are set-up. These devices would include communication systems, power generators, motors and navigation systems, and electrical systems for automobile and aircraft. They also look into the matter of how these devices are manufactured and their safety.

Top Recruiters in Power Engineering

Each candidate can get a job in various companies in the power engineering sector. A large number of job opportunities are waiting for the students in the market. Some of the companies that take these engineers are –

  • Bharat heavy electricals limited

  • Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited

  • Eveready Industries India Limited

  • Larson and Turbo

  • Siemens

  • Ultra Electric Company India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Kuber Lighting Private Limited

  • Balar Marketing Private Limited

Required Skillset for Power Engineering

For making an amazing career in power engineering, the required skill set should be exhibited by the candidates.

  • Creative Problem-Solving – Engineers must have excellent problem solving skills to be able to tackle the various challenges they face during performance of their duties. 

  • Clear Communication – They should develop their skills in terms of both written and oral communication. They should be able to explain their ideas clearly.

  • Leadership – Good leadership skills come extremely handy while guiding a team to solve complex problems or conceptualizing new ideas. 

  • Critical Thinking Skills – Critical thinking skills will help the professionals analyse various aspects of a problem and find their effective solutions.

  • Enthusiasm for Learning – Technology is evolving rapidly, so the engineers are expected to be ready for continuous learning and adapt themselves according to new trends.

  • Numerical Skills – It goes without saying that for solving complex problems and equations, good numerical skills will come in extremely handy for the engineers.

Course Curriculum for Power Engineering

Power engineering course teaches the students how to handle low-pressure boilers and related mechanical equipment. The duties of power engineer, construction of boilers, feedwater heaters etc. They also learn about the Industrial Legislation, ASME codes and pressure piping, fuels and combustion etc. they also learn about the safety methods of using a particular machine.

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