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What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Computer Engineering as major?

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RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Computer Engineering as major?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Following things are required in your aptitude if one has to choose Computer Engineering field:

1. Naturally good at solving complex problems.

2. Logical thinking and step wise approach to solve any problem.

3. Curiosity about technology.

4. Able to adjust to new methodologies.

5. Multitasking.

RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Computer Engineering as major?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

Computer Engineers are respnsible for desning, developing, implementing and testing computer-based hardware and software, including the components 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 typicaly require a bachelor of science degree in computer engineeing, computer science or electrical engineering.

Responsibilities or Required Technical Skills / Required Aptitude:
Since the Computer Engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listed in the job postings you may 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 desinging, coding and testing softwares.
3. Familiarity with Software Test Procedures or Scripts
4. Experience building your own PC system
5. Understanding of different Operating Systems, including Windows and Linux. ad how certain types of software will work with them.
6. Experience with Device Drivers
7. Understanding of Networking and Security
8. Understanding of the (Sometimes specilized) software that is typically used in a particular industry.
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object-Oriented programming languages.

Computer Engineers ususlly use Computer-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 Communications 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 (and not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportation
4. Product Developement

Here are some interesting "Niche" areas of Computer Engineering:
1. Working with Radar and Communications Technology
2. Supporting high performnce and embedded computing systems for nuclear medicines.
3. Military Software Support
4. Designing new Motors and Sensors for robotics equipments.

Roles:
Like any industry, IT industry too offers varied range of roles and positions to professionals:
1. Software Developers
2. Hardware Engineers
3. System Designer
4. System Analyst
5. Networking Engineers

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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