Electronics and Communication Engineering

As an electronics and communication engineer, you will be working on the design and operation of electronics and communication devices. You will maintain and analyze the performance of electronic devices, power generation and communication systems.

What does an electronics and communication engineer do?

An electronics and communication engineer will be involved in the design, innovation, and maintenance of electronic devices, tools and communication systems. They may lead also lead research and development projects in the field of electronics and communication.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Design electronic components and products.
  • Checked Systematically improve the detailed design of a piece of electronic equipment.
  • Checked Carry out project planning and prepare budgets.
  • Checked Develop products and systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military or scientific applications.
  • Checked Ensure that safety regulations are met.
  • Checked Plan and develop applications and modifications in order to improve the performance of the systems.

What are the specialization in electronics and communication engineering?

Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip.
Signal processing is concerned with the advanced analysis and interpretation of the nature of signals and its their modification. It can be used to improve the quality of signals which will help in distant communications.
RF and microwave engineering is the sub branch of electronics and communication engineering which deals with the devices that are designed to work in the RF spectrum.
Telecommunication engineering is the subset of engineering which focuses on electrical and computer systems which try to support and augment the telecommunication systems.
Visual Information and embedded system is the subset of electronics and communication engineering which covers the design, analysis and implementation of high quality functionally accurate embedded software systems.

How to become an Electronics & Communication Engineer?

Step 1
Take Science stream with Physics and Mathematics

Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects at the 10+2 level to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate course in Engineering. Although you can take Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology or a Technical Vocational subject as a compulsory third subject, it is advisable to take chemistry since it is an important component in the entrance examinations for engineering courses in India.

Step 2
Take BTech/BE (Electronics & Communication Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology is a four year course offered by Universities and Institutes of Technology in India and abroad.

Step 3
Take MTech (Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Electronics & Computer Engineering)

After graduation, you can take an M Tech / ME degree course in Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronic & Computer Engineering , which is of 2 year duration and offers various specialisations. You can also take up the equivalent MS degree course offered by foreign universities and by select institutions in India.

Note :

Some institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology offer an integrated Dual degree combining B Tech and M Tech which is of 5 year duration.

Step 4
Take a PhD

Taking up research and obtaining a PhD in related specialisations will give you an edge in choosing a research oriented career in academia or the industry.

Note :

There are select institutions which offer integrated MTech-PhD programs.

Electronics and Communication Engineering Colleges

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Requirements for masters in electronics and communication engineering

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (from IIT Bhubaneswar)

  • A bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication with minimum 60% aggregate score
  • GATE score

Foreign (from University of Edinburgh for MSc Electronics)

  • An Honours degree, or its international equivalent in electronics or electrical engineering with more than 60% score.
  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component


    TOEFL-iBT: total 92 with at least 20 in each section

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Skills Required


Electronics engineers design and develop complex electronic components and products. They must keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Interpersonal skills

Electronics engineers must collaborate with others during their work to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills

Electronics engineers must use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Communication skills

Electronics engineers may need to explain complex issues to the colleagues, customers and other professionals as part of their work.

Writing skills

Electrical and electronics engineers should have good writing skills to develop technical publications including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.


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