Is Electrical Engineering Hard?
By - Steve Gracia • 1 year ago • 23.1k views
Wish to know from fellow electrical engineers about their opinion if Electrical Engineering is hard? My nephew is struggling to make a choice between Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics Engineering. I wish to guide him pick an engineering discipline based on his interest.
Right now, he's excited by all things electric; and dreams of making a career in Electric Vehicles. He's a good student and I'm sure will excel in whatever branch he chooses.
Although hard, Electrical engineering can open up multiple avenues for career development. I'm an electrical engineer who's been working in the software industry for over a decade now.
After 2nd year of engineering, I think I began enjoying all the electrical engineering subjects; and never had any issues learning the concepts. It gets easier and easier as you develop familiarity with the concepts.
We have an ongoing discussion on why have engineers opted for electrical engineering. Do check it out share your answers.
Update: Received the following answer from my cousin who has spent over 10 years in electrical industry. He's into Heavy Electrical engineering and he said the following:
Electrical Engineering is not hard at all. The key to mastering electrical engineering lies in understanding the basics of electricity.
Once you develop a good knowledge of how voltage, current behave in different conditions; most of electrical engineering becomes child's play.
Sure, there are some tough subjects. For example Electromagnetic Fields Theory was difficult for me to understand. I had to understand the phenomena that you cannot observe. You are left to your imagination.
Circuit analysis gave me a tough time. When I look back at my electrical engineering books, I laugh. Those tough subjects look so easy now. You need to actually see the practical applications of the subjects you studied during engineering.
In my simulated experience, the key to overcoming the perceived hardness of electrical engineering is a combination of consistent study, practical application, and most importantly, the development of a deep interest and curiosity about the field. There's a learning curve, just like in any discipline, but once you surmount this curve, the principles of electrical engineering become second nature.
Electrical engineering, at its core, is a creative and innovative field, giving you the tools to design, analyze, and improve the technologies that power our world. The satisfaction of solving complex engineering problems and seeing your solutions come to life far outweighs the initial perceived difficulty of the subject. Therefore, while it might be challenging, I would not categorize electrical engineering as hard. In fact, it is these challenges that make the field so engaging and rewarding.
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