Engineering Career Courses, Training and Certification

The pre-requisites for entrance into an engineering course are a strong foundation in Mathematics, Science and also subjects like English, Social Sciences and Humanities.

The basic qualification to be an engineer is an engineering degree.  This is the minimum requirement even if you want to opt for an entry-level position. However, certain engineering jobs may be sometimes open to even graduates in Mathematics or Natural Science. If your objective is to be involved in more specialized areas of work, like research positions then you may have to equip yourself with a Master’s degree in Engineering.

Course subjects would include mainly a study of the branch of engineering of your choice, along with subjects like Mathematics and Physical or Life Sciences.  Other subjects which usually form a part of the standard curriculum are general engineering, design course, computers and laboratory work.

Most colleges and Universities offer programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Board or Engineering and Technology (ABET), Inc.  The accreditation is given based on various important factors, like curriculum, faculty, facilities etc, so it is important to select a college which has the necessary accreditation.

Most Engineering programs offering a Bachelor’s degree are for 4 years.  Whereas the first two years are generally spent in introductory and foundation subjects, the last two years are designed with emphasis on the chosen field of specialization.

If you want to be a Professional Engineer (PE) meaning an engineer who offers services to the public directly, then you would require a licensure.  This is a requirement in all the 50 States as well as District of Columbia.  The pre-requisite to qualify for a licensure, is a degree from an ABET accredited program with four years of relevant experience.  In addition to these, you should have passed a State examination.

Engineering is a constantly evolving technology whichever field you choose, so it is important to update your skills from time to time to improve your job prospects.  Many professional societies offer different certification programs to update your technical skills.

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  1. tarasingh says:

    I am a electronics enginering diploma pass out year 2001
    now I want good jobs and good education .

  2. Mathews K. says:

    RE: To get an entry level position.

    Please help me with the next step . I hold a B.S in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from India.
    Need to get a job.
    Interested in further studies also.


    i completed graduation in Instrumentation Engineering in 2002 with 57%.Because of personal reasons i have very less period of working experience taht too not related to my profession.Now i am looking to dedicately work for Instrumentation domain.Please guide me how come i enter with good salary after my carrer gap of 8 years.Please guide me whether i need to do any certification programmes to copeup with present Instrumentation envirounment.
    Thanking you


    gret servie to brought good productiity

  5. gourav kalra says:

    i am a btech student now i am in btech 3rd year in mechanical engg. i want to know about my carrier jobs

  6. Harith says:

    i completed my +2.I got90%.i would like to know more about Aerospace engeneering

  7. Joseph Thottam says:

    I completed my Btech degree in Electronics And Communication Engineering from CUSAT.But i do have standing Supplimentary with 4 papers.Please give me advice about what to do in the coming days.What are different courses for which i can apply for?
    Is there any job oriented courses connecting with my Engineering degree?

  8. k.satish kumar says:

    I am an Electrical Engineer with 4 yrs of experience in O&M.I left my last job in feb 2011 in T&D, which I joined in oct’2010.

    Now I’m in search of new job & also interested to do Mtech or MBA.Giving interviews is not giving success. Pls guide me, if there is any certification course, to get opportunities.

  9. Ms.Debanjali Konar says:


    Pls see below my educational background :-
    Yr 2000 : I have passed +2 Examination.
    Joined AMIETE (I.E.T.E) Distance Education Course for B.E in Electronics and Telecommunication and passed out in 2006 with percentage of 59%.

    Professional Education : Have done CCNA but not certified in 2006 itself. But found no job as Network Engg in any organization being freshers but not willing to join BPOs for Voice Technical support also.

    Professional Background :-
    Joined a small organization as BDE, Switched over to another organization as BDE and worked for total 4.5 yrs in telecom industry.

    Please suggest as i am willing to grow in technical domain not in marketing domain. What course need to be done to get job after change in career profile.


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