What is B.Tech in Power Engineering and its scope

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What is B.Tech in Power Engineering and its scope

In the Indian context, with millions of rupees being invested in building power plants across the country, it is evident that engineering graduates with power engineering background have very good placement options in the coming days. B.Tech in power engineering will have good demand and it is a great opportunity for all those who wish to make their career in power plants. As per the data available, in India, there are nearly thirteen engineering colleges producing nearly 600 power engineers.

This engineering branch deals with generation, transmission and distribution of electric power and electrical devices which are connected to various power machines like generators, motors and transformers. The main motive of this course is to impart skilled and quality learnings among the students so that they can become the future discoverers in the field power.

Subjects of Power Engineering:

  • Electrical Machines
  • Network Analysis and Synthesis
  • Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Power Electronics
  • Switch Gear and Protection
  • Energy Management and Power Technology

Top recruiting industries:

  • Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution,
  • In Electronics Industries
  • Software Industries
  • Process Industries and Steel Plants
  • In Power Electronics Industries
  • Career as Power Electronics, Circuits and Systems Developer.
  • In AC/ DC drive Industries,
  • Railways

Further career:

Students who have completed their B.Tech degree in Power Engineering can either opt for job or they can go for further studies. Students can enroll themselves for ME or M.Tech degree in Power Engineering.


A student who has completed a B.Tech in Power Engineering degree can get either of these designations-

  • Power Electronics Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Test Engineer - Power Electronics
  • Engineering Supervisor - Power
  • Power Transformer Executives

Check out the top Indian colleges offering this course.

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