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What are personal & professional skills required to be a computer engineer?

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RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a computer engineer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

Computer engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer-based hardware and software, including the compenents that are found inside computer equipment, as well as actual devices that contain the computers and the software that runs on those machines. They may also design network that connects computer systems, and work on integrating software programs with computer hardware.

- Education Requirements:

To become Computer Engineer, you will typically require a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering.

- Responsibilities or Required Technical skills:

Since the Computer engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listed in the job postings you come across will vary, depending on whether the job is more hardware - or software focused, and which industry the employer belongs to . Typically, you will need to have the followings:

  1. An understanding of the particular computer hardware architecture you will be working with
  2. Experience designing, coding and testing software
  3. Familarity with softwaretest procedures or scripts.
  4. Experience building your own PC system.
  5. Understanding of different operating systems, including Window and Linux, and how certain types of software will work with them.
  6. Experience with device drivers.
  7. Understaing of networking and security
  8. Understanding of the (sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in particular industry.
  9. Knwoledge of programming languages sych as C, C++, Java and other Object-oriented languages.

Computer Engineers usually use computer-assisted software engineering, or CASE, tools to automate the process. Theyalso test, debug and update programs.

- Other Crucial Skills:

Since Computer engineers work closely with programmers, designers, product devlopers and testers, they really need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team.

- Fields employing Computer engineers:

Computer engineers are likely to find work in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportation
4. Product Development

- Here are some interesting "niche" areas of Computer Engineering:

  1. Working with Radar and Communications technology.
  2. Supporting high performance and embedded computing systems for nuclear medicines.
  3. Military software support
  4. Designing new motors and sensors for robotics equipment..

- Top Companies hiring Computer Engineers are:

  1. TCS
  2. Infosys
  3. Wipro
  4. Tech Mahindra
  5. IBM
  6. Accenture
  7. Igate
  8. Mphasis
  9. Dell
  10. Microsoft.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a computer engineer?

Love Chopra
Love Chopra
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Co-Founder & CTO at CareerGuide
  • Noida

@rahul2 You rightly mentioned communication and interpersonal skills are actually very crucial skills for a computer engineer. And in fact most of the student don't pay much attention to it, they only focus on their academics or domain knowledge and because of that it really become tough for a fresher to find a job

@2pushme you should watch this video clip by Khurshed Batiwala, he talked about a study done in Stanford where they asked extremely successful Stanford graduates - "How much percentage do you attribute the success of your life to domain expertise and how much to soft skills"

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