An ideal engineer is one who is versatile and able to work on a variety of projects and tasks. In today’s world, electricity plays a vital role in nearly all aspects of engineering, from designing and building electronic equipment to maintaining and operating various machines and systems.
For example, electrical equipment such as concrete mixers, motors, and theodolites is frequently used in civil engineering projects. Similarly, computer engineers often need to understand electrical circuits and systems as part of their work.
In engineering projects, it is common for engineers from different disciplines to work together and collaborate on solutions. Therefore, it is important for engineers to have a basic understanding of other fields in order to support each other and work effectively as a team. This is especially important for small companies that may not have the resources to hire a team of specialists for every task.
Mechanical engineering and electricity are closely connected, as many mechanical systems and machines, such as motors, power plants, turbines, combustion engines, automobile engines, and other equipment, rely on electricity to function. In order to design, use, and maintain these technologies, mechanical engineers should have a good understanding of electricity.
For this reason, electrical subjects are often included in the syllabus for mechanical engineering programs, as well as other engineering programs. As a mechanical engineering student specializing in hydropower, I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn about electricity and how it relates to my field. I believe this knowledge will be valuable in my career development as a mechanical engineer.