Electrical Engineering - from megawatts to nanometers

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Today, we live in the age of the third industrial revolution; also called the digital revolution. Without electrical engineering and electronics, everyday life is no longer imaginable. Electricity out of the socket, mobile phones, internet, etc. all these things are taken for granted and wouldn't want to be missed. But who develops, builds and maintains all these things.... our graduates.

As an electrical engineering graduate, many interesting, challenging tasks wait for you in a wide variety of industries, functions and applications.

Modern systems consist of a multitude of different sub-areas: system development, hardware and, increasingly important, software. The tasks range from concept design, development and construction, via sales, maintenance and repair, to project management. The electrical power ranges from several megawatts in power plants and wind turbines to a few Nanowatts in the field of autonomous sensors. The size of the products ranges from metres to nanometres in modern electronics. The application height ranges from many kilometres below ground - in the field of mining and underwater technology - via 100 to 200 metres in the cabins of modern wind turbines to the infinity of space. The frequency range used spans from a few Hertz in our energy grids to the gigahertz range of modern radar and communication systems. Today, no one can ignore electrical engineering.

As this year is coming to its end, take a look back. What has modern electrical engineering made possible for you during 2021?

All this has been developed, built and maintained by electrical engineers.... Many exciting tasks are waiting to be worked on.

But do systems always have to be so complex? You can already have fun with just a few components: two transistors, two capacitors and a few resistors and LEDs... and this years Christmas tree ornament is ready.

We wish you and your families a relaxing Christmas season. Stay healthy.

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