Engineering Careers


Engineering careers

In a world that is technologically driven, engineering careers are among the most popular today.  Engineer careers are sought after not only because of the high pay packet but also because they give you an opportunity to contribute to a growing technological world.

To become an Engineer, the minimum qualification required is a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from any of the accredited Institutes. Engineering courses generally offer specialization in particular fields.  With correct career guidance you can choose the field of your choice.  The subject you choose at this stage determines what type of an engineer you would become.

Certain personal qualities like analytical abilities and out-of –the-box thinking with an eye for detail will be added assets when you aim for an engineering career.  With technology touching different spheres of our lives today, it is important for an engineer not only to have technical skills but also good communication skills.  This is important when you interact with people related to non-technical fields.

Engineering Career Types

Engineering is a vast field and specialization is required to pursue an engineering career.  Engineering courses are divided broadly into seventeen categories by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.  However, a number of engineering schools and engineering colleges offer many different branches of specialization along with the general seventeen branches. The most popular engineering courses are: Automotive Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical EngineeringMaterials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering to name a few.

The job description of engineers would include many skill-sets.  Engineers are generally involved in designing, developing, testing, manufacturing, producing and maintaining of products.  The safety of the functioning of various products also becomes the responsibility of concerned engineers.  In keeping with the evolving technological advances, engineers are expected to continually update their subject-knowledge and skill-sets.

Depending on the branch of engineering, you may be either working in an office environment, laboratory or an industrial plant.  Most of the time you are expected to put in a 40-hour work week.  However, working under the constraints of a limited budget, meeting deadlines and coping with unexpected problems can get stressful sometimes.

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  1. mohamed says:

    Dear sir,

    I am a Mechanical engg graduate. I am working in maintenance now. I have previous experience in production. I want to change my career to quality. Is it possible?

  2. royn says:

    hello friends,,

    i have seen some interesting discussions relevant to engineering in http://www.indiaeduforum.com this is a kind of web site where you can find more info on career, jobs, schelorship, question papers, tips etc relevant to engineering. hope this will be help full

  3. malunga mzingisi says:

    Dr am mzee 18)ears old am still schooling and I want to become an eletrical engineer so I want to that what subjects do I need to qualify to be what I want to be thank u mcwaah

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