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 # Rohan 2019-04-20
Hello, i want to get admission in best B.tech college in West Delhi, Also suggest me about the Various streams of B.tech
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0 # Mukesh 2019-04-21
Hello Sir, Thankyou for your comment. Please visit Engineering in West Delhi for best B.tech colleges in West Delhi, Hope you will get best college from the list, Also various major streams in B.tech are Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Computer Science etc.
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0 # Aarush 2019-04-09
I am from Mainpuri, I have scored 82 percentile in CAT this year. Please let me know the colleges where i can get admission
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0 # Pallavi 2019-04-10
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0 # Rohan 2019-03-02
Hello, I have done B.Sc Honors in Mathematice, am I eligible for MBA, if yes plz suggest MBA colleges in Hazaribagh
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0 # Mukesh 2019-03-03
Yes, you are eligible for MBA, any graduate can do MBA if one have maths in 12th, find the list of MBA colleges in Hazaribagh here- MBA in Hazaribagh
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0 # Nishith 2019-02-26
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 Kollam.
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0 # Mukesh 2019-02-27
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 Amrita School Of Engineering ; T.K.M College of Engineering ; Amrita Institute Of Technology & Science ; College Of Engineering Perumon
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0 # Vaibhav Older than three months
I belong to Anjaw, plz tell me As per 2016 ranking, which is the best MBBS college in India
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
The first position is held by Delhi AIIMS, followed by Vellore’s Christian Medical College, AFMC, Pune, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and the fifth position is held by the GGMC & SIR J.J. Hospital in Mumbai, you can also find some good colleges in Anjaw- Bansal Classes Dehradun ; Bansal Classes Dehradun
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0 # Himmat Older than three months
Hii, I am from Chickballapur, I want to do M.Ed, but I have not B.Ed, is it possible?
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
No NCTE approved M.Ed colleges/universities in Chickballapur or any other place admit the students only after B.Ed
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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 Older than three months
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 # Shruti Older than three months
There are many private engineering colleges in Jhajjar where you can get admission without entrance exam, find here the list Engineering in Jhajjar
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0 # Aarush Older than three months
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 Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Bhiwani, in medical field, you can do MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, etc.
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