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What are various job roles one can get after graduating as a computer engineer?

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RE: What are various job roles one can get after graduating as a computer engineer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra

You can get in to variety of job roles after doing after doing your graduation in Computer Engineering. However it is important to map the necessary skills to the job role that you want to work on. Otherwise it may not be suitable for you. I am going to classify the job roles based on your skills and expertise:

If you are good with your programming skills andyou have a good aptitude and nice understanding of data architecture andoperating systems - the top software companies are waiting for you with a lucrative profile. The job role will involve a lot of programming and you will have to meet the deadlines too.

If you are interested in hardware and programming, you can go in to the electronics industry and chip designing roles. The roles are very challenging and demand good knowledge of both hardware and software. But then they pay a lot too. The robotics field can be a good option too.

If you are not too keen on programming aspect then you can go for Analytics or software companies for the Analyst role where you will mostly be dealing with Analytics/Software tools and programming skills won't matter much. Basic understanding of SQL will be of great help. You can also get in to some of the top consulting firms for similar roles.

You can go for the governement/public-sector jobswhere you won't have to work on programming skills and strict deadlines. The work will be mostly managerial.

RE: What are various job roles one can get after graduating as a computer engineer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh

IT sector in India has plenty of jobs for computer science graduates. Candidates from top engineering colleges however get attractive job offers from Multinational ITcompanies in comparison to not so known engineering colleges. Additionally, candidates with high percentage of mark and good communication skills as well as sound computer knowledge do not face problem in getting a job whether they are from a reputed engineering college or not. Computer engineers can get jobs in non-IT companies like universities, research, private and public industries, government departments, business organisations, commercial organisations and the manufacturing sector, etc.

Besides the Computer Engineers have plenty of options to work in IT companies in departments such as design, development, assembly, manufacture and maintenance, etc. Working as programmer, web developer, and E- commerce specialist with telecommunications companies, automotive companies, aerospace companies, etc. can be a lucrative career option as well. Moreover, numerous national and multi-national computer manufacturing companies, computer hardware system design and development companies, computer networking companies, software development companies, etc. require computer professionals in large numbers.

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

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greeting's for the day!!!

Computer Engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer based hardware and software, including the compnents that are found inside computer equipment, as well as actual devices that contains the computers and the softwares that rus 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 scienceor electrical engineering.

Responsibilties or Required Technical Skills:
Since the computer engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listed in the job posting you may come across will vary, depending on whether the job is more hardware or software focused, and and which idustry 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 softwares.
3. Familiarity with Software Test Procedures or scripts
4. Experience building your own PC System.
5. Understanding of diffrent Operating Systems
6. Experience with Device Drivers.
7. Understanding of Networking and Security
8. Understanding of the (sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in particular industry.
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object-Oriented languages.

Computer Engineers usually use computre-assisted software engineering, or CASE, tools to automate process. They also test, debug and update programs.

Other Crucial Skills:
Since Computer Engineers work closely with programmers, designers, product developers and testers, they really need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as ability to work in a team.

Field 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 interestng "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 RoboticsEquipments.

Like any other field, Computer engineers has been offered various roles and positions as:
1. Software Developers
2. Hardware Engineers
3. System Designer
4. System Analyst
5. Networking Engineers
6. DBA

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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