Engineering

About Engineering Courses

Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge to solving problems in the real world. While science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) allows us to gain an understanding of the World and the Universe, Engineering enables this understanding to come to life through problem solving, designing and building things. The electronic device you are using to read this article was engineered from raw plastic, metal, silicon and lines of software code before being transformed into a usable device. Pretty cool!

Engineers can be distinguished from other professions by their ability to solve complex problems and implement solutions in cost effective and practical ways. This ability to face a problem, work through various thoughts and abstract ideas and then translating them into reality is what is so exciting about engineering.

List of Engineering Branches & Streams

Aeronautical Engineering

Automobile Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Marine Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mining Engineering

Information Technology

Textile Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Biotechnology Engineering

Genetics Engineering

Leather technology

Marine Engineering

Naval Architecture

Nuclear Engineering

Ocean Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Production Engineering

Textile Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Eligibility criteria for engineering admission

Aspiring candidates who have passed the 10+2 (Class XII) or on equivalent exam from a recognized board in India with 50% marks.

Career as Engineer

Engineers specialize in different branches of engineering e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Chemical, Biomedical etc. They work in designing, planning large structures, maintenance, production, or testing of machines and equipment used in different sectors. Many engineers study management where their engineering background facilitates the marketing process and installation planning of engineering goods.

Pros and Cons of being an Engineer

Pros

  • Irrespective of trends in the markets, engineers are always in demand especially those in electrical, civil, mechanical and computer
  • Growth opportunities as India is an open economy with multinationals opening their offices in India
  • Indian engineers are good in their logical and mathematical skills. Their demand is always high in the US and other foreign countries

Cons

  • Demanding career as one might have to stay for long hours in the office till they fix the problem.
  • One might have to stay away from home for projects that require onsite engineer
  • Though all good institutes have campus placements, yet not all engineers are well placed
  • Today, MBA has almost become synonymous with engineering. Most engineers opt for MBA after engineering and therefore demand for engineers without an MBA has dropped sharply

Perks

Entry level engineers from reputed institutes can expect a good pay package starting at Rs 30, 000.  However, salaries vary form industry to industry. A mid-level engineer can earn anything between Rs 50, 000 to Rs 60, 000. If you are armed with an MBA from a reputed institutes, your perks can reach any limit. It can even reach Rs1.5 lakh per month for an MBA from a reputed institute.

FAQs

Is B.Tech different from BE?

There is no difference between B.Tech and BE. Universities offering other degrees along with engineering awarded students with a BE (Bachelor of Engineering) degree and institutes constituted for only Engineering studies named their degree as B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology).