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 # Priyansh 2018-12-29
Hii, I am from Doda, I would like to do B.Ed from distance, Is there any university that offers B. Ed through distance mode
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0 # Jagan 2018-12-30
Yes, many universities from across the country including Doda offer this course through distance mode and the prestigious of them is IGNOU, Annamalai University to name a few.
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0 # Lakshay 2018-12-01
Hii, I am looking for private engineering college in Jhajjar where I can get direct admission without any entrance test score, Please let me know about it.
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0 # Shruti 2018-12-02
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0 # Harikiran 2018-12-01
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0 # Aarush 2018-11-27
hii, I am from Bhiwani, plz tell me what are the graduation options I can do in "medical field"
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0 # Shruti 2018-11-28
Hello, good to see that you are from Bhiwani, in medical field, you can do MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, etc.
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0 # Himmat 2018-11-21
Hii, I am from Chhatarpur, plz tell me What is the difference between NEET and AIPMT for MBBS Admission?
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0 # Jagan 2018-11-22
Both NEET and AIPMT are conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses, NEET is national level test, while AIPMT is conducted by CBSE for admission to these courses in government medical and dental colleges of all places including Chhatarpur
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0 # Aarush 2018-10-27
Hii , I am from Central Delhi,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 # Mukesh 2018-10-28
Hello, good to see that you are from Central Delhi, 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 # Nishith 2018-10-13
Hii, I am from Bishnupur, plz tell me Do all the IIMs provide a degree or Diploma?
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0 # Shruti 2018-10-14
Hello, good to see that you are from Bishnupur, The IIMs provide a diploma certificate at the completion of the course.
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0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Hello, I am from North Sikkim I have secured 8,000 rank in NEET, plz let me know whic college I can get
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hii, for finding MBBS college you can go through mock counselling , please visit here- mock counselling, you can also get good MBBS college in North Sikkim.
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0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hii, I am from West Delhi, plz tell me Is there any provision that one can pursue any other management degree or diploma in IIMs without appearing for any entrance test ?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
No, for getting admission in IIMs for management course, you should have to clear entrance exam, but there are many other MBA colleges in West Delhi where without entrance you can take admission
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0 # Vaibhav Older than three months
Hii, I am from Phek, plz tell me about the eligibility requirement for admission to the B. Ed course?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
This course in Phek is offered under different specializations, To get admission to a particular specialization, applicants must have completed their higher secondary in 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 format, Both higher secondary/pre-university and degree must have been obtained from a recognized board and recognized university respectively.
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