What is Main Difference b/w Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

What is Main Difference b/w Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

According to Wikipedia;
Electrical Engineering is the field of Engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.
and,
Electronics Engineering  is an Engineering discipline where non-linear and active electrical and electronics components and devices such as electron tubes, and semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, etc. are utilized to design electronic circuits, devices and systems.
 
but below is the main difference between Electrical and Electronics Engineering which prevents such a confusion between Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Difference between Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Difference between Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Main difference between Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
 
Electrical Engineering = Study and Utilization/Application of Flow of Electrons.
Electronics Engineering =  Study and utilization/Application of Flow of Charge ( Electron & Holes).
 
As we know that we study only the flow of Electrons in a Conductor and insulator, 
but in case of Semiconductor, we study both of flow of electrons ( Negatively Charges) and hols ( Positively Charge).
 
Also Note that “Electronics Engineering is one of the Field/branch of Electrical Engineering”
in other words, Electronics Engineering is Son of Electrical Engineering :).
 
Good to Know:
Electrical Technology : Electrical Technology is a filed of engineering technology related to Electrical and Electronics Engineering which deals in generation, transmission & distribution of electrical power and its utilization.
 
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21 comments

  1. There are so many differences between electronics and electrical. Nevertheless, I agree that electronics is a branch of Electrical Engineering.

  2. no. I dnt agree tht electronics is the branch of electrical eng. The main diffrence between them is, in electronics we study current through semiconductors. And in electrical we study current through conductors. Both are independent but highly related with each other. Becaz the aim of both branches is utilize current for usefull purpose.

  3. In a number of instances, people tend to use the terms electronic and electric interchangeably. While both terms are commonly employed when discussing electronics, there is a subtle difference between the correct usage of each word. Here is what you should know about the proper way to make use of both electronic and electric when speaking or writing.<br />

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  6. sir can i run normal fan will DC supply…….

  7. Thank for clearing the most common and big doubt!!!

  8. difference b/w electrical engineering and electronics engineering is semi conductor material,in electronic semiconductor material used where as in electrical engineering semiconductor materials are not used.

  9. as said above, electrical is the branch of electronics. i agree. but as its not my field, i dont know more in detail. that would be highly appriciated if i can get proper defination of electronics, electrics, electrical, and electricity. thnx.

  10. In a simple way to understand the main difference between electrics and electronics. Take the example of the electrical appliances at your home like Oven, Fan, AC etc these work on principle of electrics and the digital devices like Laptop, Tablets, Mobile phones work on principle of electronics.

  11. electrical device are those device in which there no any betry connection like fan,oven, etc.electronic device are such device in which all the part of the electronics is conected like transistor,resistance,diode,capacitorare the component of electronics.

  12. Well… the basic difference between electrical and electronics is that the former guys always want medium free space with zero conductivity (where information can flow without any disturbances) bt d latter guys concentrate to create a superconductor with infinite conductivity (ideal case)

  13. Electrical engineering deals with a very HIGH VOLTAGES and Electronics engineering deals with a VERY LOW VOLTAGES of about 5-10V.

  14. Very nice explanation and example. especially electronics engineering is a son of Electrical engineering.

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