ECE Engineering: An aspirant of this field has to deal with the design and development of electronic circuits, equipments and machines. These electronic and communication equipment has contributed a significant amount in our daily lives in so many ways like mobile phones, TVs, computers or I Pads. This technology is associated with electronic circuits and systems and also one of the major fields which come under electrical engineering.
Electronic Engineering: The aspirant in this field has the opportunity to get knowledge about many of its sub disciplines which includes signal processing, telecommunications and control engineering. It also includes instrumentation and computer engineering. The ECE course is very much similar to the EE course but they differ only in their subjects which concentrate on communication engineering.
Difference between EE and ECE:
Primary focus: In EE engineering, the main focus is on electronic circuit behavior, design and also in analysis in the context of various applications areas like power electronics and digital electronics but in ECE engineering, main focus is on signal processing and mathematical aspect along with electronics engineering aspects.
Range: EE engineering is a broad field but ECE engineering is a broad field with focus on the various aspects of electronics engineering.
Course Duration: EE is the four year course while ECE is also four year course.
Degree obtained: EE is a degree is B. Tech in electronic engineering and ECE is B. Tech in ECE Engineering.
Course and core areas: The branch of EE mainly deals with electronic technology and machines along with circuit analysis, electronics and electromagnetism. It also deals with materials, instrumentation and power generation and transmission while ECE deals with analog transmission, basic electronics as well as digital and analog communication.
Years wise: In the second and third year, EE syllabus mainly deals with EM principle, pulse, motor and generators along with utilization of electrical energy and power systems while in the field of ECE, in the second and third year, it deals with digital electronics, embedded systems along with control systems. But in the 4th year, there are elective subjects in both of the branches along with microprocessors.
Placements: In EE, the competition is very tough along with availability of jobs which are good. Aspirants in EE can find employment in electricity boards and multiple companies who will be dealing with installation, maintenance and operation of power handling equipment and systems while in ECE, there is scope into government jobs is great.