Electrical Engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and electro-magnetism.

The field first became an identifiable occupation in the late nineteenth century after commercialization of the electric telecom and electrical power supply.

It now covers a range of sub topics including power, electronics, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications. Electrical Engineering may include electric generation and transmission.

Where a distinction is made, usually outside of the United States, electrical engineering is considered to deal with the problems associated with large-scale electrical systems such as power transmission and motor control, whereas electronic engineering deals with the study of small-scale electronic systems including PCBs and integrated circuits.

Alternatively, electrical engineers are usually concerned with using electricity to transmit energy, while electronic engineers are concerned with transmission of electronically information. More recently, the distinction has become by the growth of power electronics.