Power Engineering

Engineering [Bachelor of Technology]

Power engineering concerns generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of power. It also is concerned about generators, motors and performers.

Course Curriculum

Year 1

  1. Electrical technology
  2. Electronics technology
  3. Calculus
  4. Thermodynamics
  5. Measurements in Engineering
  6. Microprocessors
  7. Microcontrollers
  8. Transport phenomenon
  9. Linear Algebra

Year 2

  1. Power systems engineering
  2. Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  3. Maintenance and Safety Engineering
  4. Power plant Engineering
  5. Quality Control
  6. Quality assurance
  7. Reliability
  8. Prime movers
  9. Fluid machines
  10. Engineering of Power systems
  11. Elective subjects

Year 3

  1. Power electronics
  2. Project Management Essentials
  3. Elective 1
  4. Elective 2
  5. Principles of Management
  6. Technical Report Writing

Year 4

  1. Project Work

Electives

  1. Energy Management
  2. Environmental Pollution Control
  3. Power System operation
  4. Power system control
  5. Process controls
  6. Power system drawing
  7. Power system design
  8. Renewable energy
  9. Power electronics
  10. Power drives
  11. Plant design and layout

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Application of Stream

For very large factory, industrial or residential sites, there is no operation without power. They are the sole agents of ensuring that plants, pulp mills, oil upgraders, refineries and manufacturing plants stay in operation.

There is scope of power engineering in the following sectors:

  1. Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission
  2. Electronics
  3. Software
  4. Process industries
  5. Steel Plants 
  6. Power Electronics influencers
  7. Railways
  8. AC/DC Drive indsutries

Specialization

The subjects of Power Engineering include:

  • Electrical Machines
  • Network Synthesis and Analysis 
  • Power generation
  • Power Distribution
  • Power transmission
  • Switch-gear
  • Energy Management
  • Power Technology

Eligibility

For an undergraduate course in Power Engineering, a candidate has to pass 10+2.

For a postgraduate course, he would have to complete a Bachelor's degree.

The entrance exams for engineering at an undergraduate level for JEE Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE and BCECE.

The entrance exams for engineering at a Postgraduate level are GATE. 

Average Fees (In Lacs  )

Year wise Fees Bifurcation

First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year

Average Fees by Location

4.2 L Uttar Pradesh
3.9 L Haryana
3.8 L Rajasthan
3.4 L Karnataka

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Career Description

Power Engineers have about 5 levels.

A first class power engineer being considered a Chief Engineer in charge of large power plants for looking after the safety and efficient operation. He is usually equivalent to a mechanical engineer owing to the hands-on experience that he has.

A second class power engineer is on a supervisor level and is in charge of overseeing functions.

A third class power engineer usually performs a lot of maintenance work and monitor efficient operations of natural resources.

A fourth and fifth class power engineer is usually from the entry-level who are performing field work and in charge of monitoring.

The average salary range for a beginner would be 2.5-3 L and may shoot up to 50L as they extend to the managerial and supervisory roles.

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