Crucial Skills To Be Possessed By An Engineer

Crucial Skills To Be Possessed By An Engineer

Engineering education always has popularity among students just because it provides better opportunity for them to get a bright and well-paying career. But, not just clearing out the degree, it is important for every engineer to possess certain skills that will help them to shine in their career. Now, let us get into the details about these skills:

Core subject knowledge:

The most fundamental ingredient that can identify an individual as the engineering graduate is the appropriate field knowledge. For instance, a candidate with this degree in mechanical engineering should have the right kind of knowledge in manufacturing processes, solid mechanics, machine design, fluid mechanics, etc. This means that when the candidate has core knowledge and awareness on the latest technological developments in his/her own field of education, it will be of great help for ensuring a bright career. So, the suggestion given for them as soon as they begin their job hunt and even from the final year of their degree course is to collect and keep themselves informed about the latest introductions and developments in the field.

Application of knowledge:

The curriculum-based core knowledge of the candidate can be understood from the grades he/she has obtained during graduation. But, the thing to remember here is that the correlation between job opportunities and college grades is very less. This means that good theoretical knowledge of any subject does not mean that the candidate has good application-oriented knowledge. Practical knowledge is something that will help them in solving real-time problems when it comes to original work arena

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Employers generally show interest towards candidates, who can call up and apply the theoretical knowledge gained into practical application. The recommendation here for students is to start taking up projects that can show up their application skills or that will develop their application skills.

Information literacy:

Employers will be well-aware of the fact that a period of just four years that are allotted for engineering degree course cannot warranty that students have gained the right knowledge and skill set. Furthermore, new jobs that require new skill set are getting created in the job arena every now and then. So, it is important for students to remain as information literates. It is something related to the ability to identify the requirement for information and the sources to get the same.

Analytical and creative thinking:

Students should look around to find some amazing technologies and gadgets and should identify the skill set required for making such innovations. As an engineer, a graduate is expected to be creative enough and to be analytical enough with innovative ideas for linking his knowledge in different areas for arriving at solutions to problems. Experimenting will help in this regard to a great extent.

Multi-disciplinary exposure:

The contemporary workplace makes it unavoidable for engineers to work in inter-disciplinary teams with projects that are multidisciplinary in nature. For instance, when it comes to electronic engineers, they should be in a position to work in conjunction with many other professionals, when it comes to a project in mobile technology. In such a case, a fundamental understanding of all these different divisions will be of great help in making the life at workplace easier.


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But, not just clearing out the degree, it is important for every engineer to possess certain skills that will help them to shine in their career. Now, let us get into the details about these skills:

Core subject knowledge:

The most fundamental ingredient that can identify an individual as the engineering graduate is the appropriate field knowledge. For instance, a candidate with this degree in mechanical engineering should have the right kind of knowledge in manufacturing processes, solid mechanics, machine design, fluid mechanics, etc. This means that when the candidate has core knowledge and awareness on the latest technological developments in his/her own field of education, it will be of great help for ensuring a bright career. So, the suggestion given for them as soon as they begin their job hunt and even from the final year of their degree course is to collect and keep themselves informed about the latest introductions and developments in the field.

Application of knowledge:

The curriculum-based core knowledge of the candidate can be understood from the grades he/she has obtained during graduation. But, the thing to remember here is that the correlation between job opportunities and college grades is very less. This means that good theoretical knowledge of any subject does not mean that the candidate has good application-oriented knowledge. Practical knowledge is something that will help them in solving real-time problems when it comes to original work arena. Employers generally show interest towards candidates, who can call up and apply the theoretical knowledge gained into practical application. The recommendation here for students is to start taking up projects that can show up their application skills or that will develop their application skills.

Information literacy:

Employers will be well-aware of the fact that a period of just four years that are allotted for engineering degree course cannot warranty that students have gained the right knowledge and skill set. Furthermore, new jobs that require new skill set are getting created in the job arena every now and then. So, it is important for students to remain as information literates. It is something related to the ability to identify the requirement for information and the sources to get the same.

Analytical and creative thinking:

Students should look around to find some amazing technologies and gadgets and should identify the skill set required for making such innovations. As an engineer, a graduate is expected to be creative enough and to be analytical enough with innovative ideas for linking his knowledge in different areas for arriving at solutions to problems. Experimenting will help in this regard to a great extent.

Multi-disciplinary exposure:

The contemporary workplace makes it unavoidable for engineers to work in inter-disciplinary teams with projects that are multidisciplinary in nature. For instance, when it comes to electronic engineers, they should be in a position to work in conjunction with many other professionals, when it comes to a project in mobile technology. In such a case, a fundamental understanding of all these different divisions will be of great help in making the life at workplace easier.


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0 # Harikiran 2019-11-30
Hii, I am from Mayurbhanj, plz tell me Do all the IIMs provide a degree or Diploma?
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0 # Pallavi 2019-12-01
Hello, good to see that you are from Mayurbhanj, The IIMs provide a diploma certificate at the completion of the course.
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0 # Tushar 2019-11-30
Hii, What are the career opportunities of Bachelor of Education course after my degree, also suggest some b.ed colleges in Hoshiarpur?
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0 # Mukesh 2019-12-01
The B. Ed course is an excellent choice for making career in teaching profession, it is very respective profession for candidates, find some good colleges for it-Rayat-Bahra College of Education ; Maharaj Brahma Nand Bhuriwale Garib Dassi Rana Gajinder Chand BEd College ; DIPS College of Education - Hoshiarpur ; Guru Nanak College of Education - Hoshiarpur
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0 # Priyansh 2019-11-23
Hii, I am from Bharatpur, I have completed 12th in science stream, looking career in engineering,Tell me about the fee details of best engineering colleges
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0 # Jagan 2019-11-24
hii, good to see that you are from Bharatpur, There are very good career opportunities in engineering, you have taken very good decision, but if we talk about fee of best colleges its depend on college to college but the range is Rs. 50,000 to 1,50,000 per year
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0 # Aarav 2019-11-02
Hello, I am from Mehsana, plz tell me Is there an any degree equivalent to MBA and of same weightage in terms of placement
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0 # Shruti 2019-11-03
Hii, PGDM is equivalent to MBA, you can do PGDM from any good college of Mehsana, so you can get placement easily
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0 # Vaibhav 2019-09-28
Hii , I am from Kodagu,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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0 # Jagan 2019-09-29
Hello, good to see that you are from Kodagu, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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0 # Aayush 2019-09-14
hii, I am from Malda, plz tell me what are the graduation options I can do in "medical field"
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0 # Shruti 2019-09-15
Hello, good to see that you are from Malda, in medical field, you can do MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, etc.
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0 # Aarav 2019-09-14
Hi, I want to know the type of questions asked in CAT Written test, also tell me is there any good MBA college in Purba Medinipur
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0 # Jagan 2019-09-15
There are three type of questions in CAT exam i.e. quantitative aptitude, data interpretation and verbal and reading comprehension, there are various MBA colleges in Purba Medinipur- Sikkim Manipal University - Haldia
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hello, I want to make career in engineering but so confused about its branch, Please suggest me the best branch which would have good scope in future, also suggest good colleges in Surguja.
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
You should take branch according to your interest, if you have interest in software or programming choose computer science, if you have interest in machines, choose mechanical, etc, some good engineering colleges are Lakshya Institute Of Nursing
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0 # Tushar Older than three months
Hello, I am from Sambalpur plz tell me admission to B. Ed to IGNOU is made through entrance test?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
hii, good to know that you are from Sambalpur, Yes, Admission to B. Ed in IGNOU is made through B. Ed Entrance Test, which is generally conducted during the month of October/September each year.
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0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Jhajjar
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
There are various exams for MBA i.e. CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, etc, you can give CAT for IIMs, find MBA colleges in Jhajjar here-CBS Group of Institutions ; Jagannath University ; P.D. Memorial College Of Engg ; Bls University
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