Electronics Engineering

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by crazyengineer, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. crazyengineer

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    So I been in college for three years now, and I decided I want to get into the electronics engineering side of electrical engineering. What do you guys suggest I should do in order to make myself properly equip to be an electronics engineer?
     
  2. Brownout

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    That's the kind of decision you should have made as a freshman. EE is something you study right out of the gate.
     
  3. Georacer

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    I 'd say learn your OpAmps, circuit analysis, and microcontrollers. And build some PCBs if you feel like it, using a perfboard. Any design helps.
     
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  4. crazyengineer

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    Alrighty. However I heard there's two different sub fields of electronics engineering: digital and power. Are there more sub fields of electronics engineering?
     
  5. Georacer

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    I don't think there are much more divisions. You could say analog maybe, and it's a hi-tec field, but not as wide as the other two.

    If you are more interested in power electronics (which I am not) you should look out for circuit analysis methods, motors and control systems.
     
  6. Brownout

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    There are lots of divisions: Analog, digital, power, semiconductor fabrication, digital signal processing, computer engineering electro-magnetics, electro-mechanical... just to name a few.
     
  7. Adjuster

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    Don't forget telecommunications. It's more a field in its own right than just a branch of electrical engineering, but it provides employment for a large number of electronic engineers. Without it, we could not have this discussion.
     
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