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Computer Engineering

(Engineering)

Career Overview

CAREER OVERVIEW:

Computer engineering is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer hardware and software. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering (or electrical engineering), software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

Usual tasks involving computer engineers include writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, designing analog sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems. Computer engineers are also suited for robotics research, which relies heavily on using digital systems to control and monitor electrical systems like motors, communications, and sensors.

What should I Study?

ELIGIBILITY:

B.E. / B.Tech: 

The basic eligibility criteria are 10+2 or equivalent examination, with 60% of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Selection to the graduate courses (BE / B.Tech.) is based on merit Several regional engineering colleges and private engineering colleges use the student’s performance in Class XII board exams as the primary criterion for admission.

M.Sc. / M. Tech: 

Selection to the postgraduate courses in different universities is through an All India Combined Entrance exam conducted by JNU, New Delhi. Admission to IITs through GATE in Two year/ 4 semesters M. Tech. Courses through JEE in five year integrated M. Tech courses. BE/B. Tech Courses can be taken.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS-

There are various individual/state and national level engineering exams conducted all over India. Following are the major engineering entrance examinations:

IITJEE: Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination
GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
BITSAT: Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test. 
CEE (Delhi) – Combined Entrance Exam, University of Delhi.

Day to Day Task

WORK PROFILE:

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.

  • Design and develop software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.

  • Consult with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements and resolve customer problems.

  • Analyze information to determine, recommend and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.

  • Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures.

  • Direct software programming and development of documentation.

  • Consult with customers and/or other departments on project status, proposals and technical issues such as software system design and maintenance.

  • Advise customer about, or perform, maintenance of software system.

  • Coordinate installation of software system.

  • Monitor functioning of equipment to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.

  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.

  • Confer with data processing and project managers to obtain information on limitations and capabilities for data processing projects.

  • Prepare reports and correspondence concerning project specifications, activities and status.

  • Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.

  • Supervise and assign work to programmers, designers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel.

  • Train users to use new or modified equipment.

  • Utilize microcontrollers to develop control signals, implement control algorithms and measure process variables such as temperatures, pressures and positions.

  • Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.

  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration.

Career Prospects

JOB PROSPECTS:

Computer Engineers can work as a Software/ Hardware Engineer, which are the two main sectors in the computer industry. Software is the set of programmed instructions that enable a computer to perform specified functions and Hardware covers the physical elements of a computer system, and is concerned with the design, development, assembly, manufacture and maintenance. They can work as programmers, web developers and E- commerce specialists with industries that build or use computer-based systems, such as telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, etc.  National and multi-national computer manufacturing companies; computer hardware system design and development companies, computer networking companies, software development companies as well as hardware assembling and maintenance companies, data processing departments of modern industries and in areas where computers and computer-aided systems are used, such as aeronautics and space science, the petroleum industry, chemical plants and power plants and management consultancy organizations are some among the probable work places.

Required Skill Set

SKILL SETS:

  • Technical Skills-

A computer engineer must have extensive technical skills to design and choose software components for a project. This includes understanding technical language, such as C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SERVLET and UML design. It also includes recognizing the major differences between operating systems like Windows, DOS, Mac and Linux. Some computer engineers also work with computer databases like MySQL, Access and Oracle.

  • Communication Skills-

Communication and interaction is a vital part of a computer engineer's job. He must interact with managers or business owners for company projects or directly with customers, if the computer engineer is working on developing solutions for customers. The computer engineer must communicate the possibilities of the given project budget, update customers or managers on the progress of projects and be able to conduct presentations on the computer development projects.

Top 10 iDC Suggested Colleges

COLLEGE NAME

COURSES OFFERED

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

ENTRANCE ROUTE

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Maharashtra

  • B.Tech in :
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Dual Degree (B.Tech+M.Tech)

 

 

  • M.Tech in:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering & Operation Research
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Doctors Program in:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering & Operation Research
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks

 

 

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks
  • Graduate in B.tech/B.Sc  from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks

 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with minimum 60% marks
  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

  • Valid GATE Score

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE/CEED Score

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tamil Nadu

  • B.Tech in :
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
  • Dual Degree(B.Tech+M.Tech)

 

 

 

  • M.Tech in:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks

 

  • Graduate in B.tech/B.Sc  from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

  • Valid GATE Score

 

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New

  • B.Tech in :
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Production & Industrial Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Dual Degree(B.Tech+M.Tech)

 

 

 

  • M.Tech in:
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Doctors Program in:
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Electronics

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks

 

  • Graduate in B.tech/B.Sc  from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with minimum 60% marks
  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

  • Valid GATE Score

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE/CEED Score

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal

  • B.Tech in :
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Agricultural & Food Engineering
  • Dual Degree(B.Tech+M.Tech)

 

 

  • M.Tech in:
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  •  Physics & Meteorology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Agricultural & Food Engineering
  • Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture
  • Geology & Geophysics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Rubber Technology

 

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2  with PCM with minimum 60% marks
  • Graduate in B.tech/B.Sc  from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

  • Valid GATE Score

 

Birla Institute ofTechnology and Science Pilani, Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • B.E.(Hons) :
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Mechanical

 

 

 

 

  • M.E.(Hons):
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2 with minimum 75% marks and 60% marks in each Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics

 

  • Graduate in B.Tech/B.Sc from any recognized Universit

 

 

  • BITSAT -2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE Score

 

 

 

 

Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore, Tamil nadu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Institute of

Technology Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

  • B.Tech in:
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Production & Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • M.Tech in:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering

 

 

 

 

  • Doctors Program in:
    • Geology
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Physics

 

 

  • M.Tech in:
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Doctors Program in:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics & Communication Engineering
    • Mining Engineering

 

  • B.Tech in:
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering

 

 

 

  • 10+2 with PCM from any recognized board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Graduate in B.Tech/B.Sc from any recognized University with minimum 50% marks

 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering with minimum 60% marks

 

  • Graduate in B.Tech/B.Sc from any recognized University

 

 

 

 

 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering with minimum 60%

 

 

 

  • 10+2 with PCM from any recognized board

 

  • VIT Engineering Entrance Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE Score followed by PI

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE/CEEDScore

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE Score followed by CCMT-2013

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE/CEEDScore

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Uttar Pradesh

  • M.Tech in:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Doctors Program in:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering

 

  • B.Tech in:
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering

 

  • Integrated Master’s Degree:
  • Engineering Physics
  • Computer Science&Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduate in B.Tech/B.Sc from any recognized University

 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering with minimum 60% marks

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2 with PCM from any recognized board

 

 

 

  • 10+2 with PCM from any recognized board

 

  • Valid GATE Score followed by PI

 

  • Valid GATE/CEEDScore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam

B.Tech in:

  • Computer Science&Engineering
  • Electronics&Communication Engineering
  • Electronics&Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical

M.Tech in:

  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics&Electrical Engineering
  • Physics

 

 

  • Doctors Program in:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electronics&Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical
    • Physics

 

  • 10+2 with PCM with minimum 60% marks

 

 

 

  • Graduate in B.Tech/B.Sc from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering with minimum 60% marks
  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE/CEEDScore

Indian School of Mines Dhanbad, Jharkhand

  • B.Tech in:
  • Computer Science&Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • M.Tech/ M.Sc/ M.SC.Tech in:
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical& Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Computer Science&Engineering
  • Physics
  • Geology

 

  • Dual Degree Program:
  • Mining Engineering

 

 

 

  • Integrated M.Sc/ M.Sc.Tech Program:
  • Geology
  • Physics

 

  • Doctors Program in:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Computer Science &Engineering
  • Physics
  • Geology

 

 

 

  • 10+2 with PCM from any recognized board

 

 

  • Graduate in B.Tech/B.Sc from any recognized University

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10+2 with PCM from any recognized board
  • 10+2 with PCM from any recognized board
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering with minimum 60% mark
  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE Score followed by PI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

  • IIT-JEE(Main)

 

 

 

 

  • Valid GATE/CEEDScore