Do Power Engineers Need to Know How to Code and Program?

Question by Jagamom: Do Power Engineers Need to Know How to Code and Program?
I’m a ECE (electrical computer engineering) student who’s focus is going to be in power systems.

Now in my embedded systems course, I am having problems doing well in it simply because I do not know how to code in C (I did take a course in C, but didn’t do that great in it. Barely passed). I do however know how to use Matlb, but mostly for calculations and plotting data.

So to you electrical engineers/power engineers, will programming in C be a necessity in the future job markets?

Best answer:

Answer by Lloyd J
Yes, modern power engineers do have to know how to code.

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Best answer:

Answer by nwa_dsm_freak
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