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Electrical Engineering Profession

Practice of electrical engineering. - a person is deemed to be in the practice of
electrical engineering when he renders or offers to render professional
electrical engineering service in the form of:
1. Consultation, investigation, valuation and management of services
requiring electrical engineering knowledge;
2. Design and preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for electric
powers systems, power plans, power distribution system including power
transformers, transmissions lines and network protection, switchgear,
building wiring, electrical machines, equipment and others;
3. Supervision of erection, installation, testing and commissioning of power
plans, substation, transmission lines, industrial plans and others;
4. Supervisions of operation and maintenance of electrical equipment in
powers plants, industrial plants, watercrafts, electric locomotives and
others;
5. Supervisions on the manufacture and repair of electrical equipment
including switchboards, transformers, generators, motors, apparatus and
others;
6. Teaching of electrical engineering professional subject; and
7. Taking charge of the sale and distribution of electrical equipment and
systems requiring engineering calculations or applications of engineering
data.
Electrical engineers: Electrical engineering covers a wide spectrum of civilian
and military careers. Electrical engineers can generally place themselves in one
of the following categories.
 building and construction services
 public works
 educational institution
 military
 design house
Electrical engineers are expected to be able to calculate mathematically every
element within their particular field. Unlike many other types of engineer,
electrical engineers are trained to a minimum of a "higher education" grade.
That is to say that every electrical engineer is a graduate. Let me elaborate on
this and take a deeper look at the areas covered above.
Building and construction services
These electrical engineers have duties ranging from assessing the maximum
current demand of a new high rise block to calculating harmonics within switch
mode power supplies. Typically, these electrical engineers work on behalf of a
contracting company or are "in house" in larger buildings.

like AutoCAD et cetera. expected to be exceptionally resourceful and be of a standard that is at the cutting edge of technology. Frequently they find themselves in situations where acquisition resources are poor and have to overcome the challenge with their mind and knowledge.The duties of these electrical engineers are possibly the most diverse of all. For example. Although many of these electrical engineers are employed directly by the public utilities. Depending on the style and purpose of the building. schedule delivery dates for equipment and accommodate rapid changes in their designs as requested by the clients and other contractors. work out the costings. however. These electrical engineers are. such as shopping centers. a growing number are contractors. they may well have to use software to design it. The greatest demand for military electrical engineers is possibly the ability to construct makeshift or temporary installations without compromising safety. the in house electrical engineer will have a number of electricians to undertake the daily tasks. They are expected to be able to deal with emergency and disaster situations at any time of the day. These electrical engineers have to be considerably resourceful in a different way to the educational electrical engineer. For example. Public Works Electrical engineers within this field are typically experts in a particular field but that is by no means the only type. an electrical engineer in the building and construction trade will readily know the difference between a high quality power transformer and a low quality one that may just be poorly constructed and yet have an identical specification. . Military electrical engineers within the confines of the military are an entirely different kind of engineer to the rest. As you can see this clearly falls outside the realms of electrical engineering and pertains perhaps more to manufacturing engineering. In house electrical engineers are based in a high rise or similar building complex and are available throughout the day for consultation and emergency situations. Another example is an electrical engineer that oversees public works projects. Not only do they have to design and calculate a prospective installation. cinemas and theatres et cetera. Educational Institution electrical engineers that work in educational institutes are by genre the allrounders that are experts in only the direct subjects relating to electrical engineering. he may be a lighting specialist and work solely in the street and space lighting field. Public works electrical engineers frequently find themselves in a consultation role whereby they mediate between works contractors and the higher echelons of government bodies.

Design House Design house electrical engineers cover a wide range of responsibilities. . such as cable sizing programs. These electrical engineers are almost all multi skilled engineers and noted for their flexibility within accompanying engineering environments. Duties can be as diverse as designing hydro-electric power generators to programming software for electrical engineering uses.This is a generalization and it should be noted that much military engineering is restricted information and not publishable on this webpage.