Introduction to Career in Engineering and Architecture
Engineering has always one of the most wanted and demanded career options among students after 12th. There are many options and fields available now in engineering in which one can opt for the course and career in the field they are interested. The scope will increase with acquiring master or post graduate degree in engineering. The salary an engineer will get depends on the ability and knowledge, college he / she passed out, creative and innovative ideas he / she have, the company and the role assigned for you, etc. Here we discuss more about courses and career in Engineering and Architecture.
What is Engineering?
Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.
Roles and Responsibilities of an Engineer
Roles and responsibilities of an engineer differ according to the job, position, qualification, and organization. Since the branches of engineering are wide spread, the role is also spread in many areas. The choice of branch and specialization you studied will also plays an important role in determining your role and responsibility in the company.
Where do I get the Job?
The job prospects are in all most all industry and business. An engineer can get job in different fields depends on the branch he / she chooses in engineering.
Educational Qualification Required for Career in Engineering and Architecture
Educational qualification required to become an engineer is 12th pass. The stream includes PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) is compulsory for some branches of engineering. Now the engineering has extended its branches to many other fields so the stream and basic qualification has also different and depends on the engineering branch. Some entrance exams or colleges or branches required specific percentage in the basic qualification.
Skills and Knowledge Required for Career in Engineering and Architecture
There are many skills required to become an efficient and successful engineer. Each course and branches of engineering requires skills and knowledge of the particular field. But some of the common skills required are analytical skills, reasoning and aptitude skills, interest in engineering, innovative ideas, creative thinking, complex problem solving, etc.
How to become an Engineer?
Now there are so many engineering colleges and seats are available in India so that one can easily get admission into an engineering college. But remember, the college you are studying and your performance has become important factors in getting good opportunity and career.
Mostly the admission to an engineering college is based on the entrance test conducted for 12th passed students. A good score in entrance test will give you an opportunity to get admission in to a good engineering college and course of your choice. Good knowledge in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry is a must for getting good score in entrance exams. Lateral entry schemes are available for specially qualified persons.
Getting admission into one of the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) should be your target if you want to become an engineer and to pursue career in that. You need to get appropriate rank in the entrance test conducted by the IITs to get admission into it.
There are many courses you can choose to become an engineer. The main courses are B. Tech (Bachelor of Technology), BE (Bachelor of Engineering), and B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) which are available on various branches of engineering.
Branches of Engineering
Some of the branches in engineering are as follows:
Industrial & Production Engineering
Petro-Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Polymer / Plastic Engineering