Computer Engineering

Nature of the subject

Computer Science Engineer can : 

  • Design and develop software application for different industries
  • Manages the software, hardware & networks in any industry
  • Involves in the design and development of the hardware components of PCs & laptops
  • Develop software for peripheral computing devices such as printers, modems and scanners
  • Writes code and algorithms for operating systems like Windows, Linux etc.

What do you Study in this ?

Following are the subjects for studied in this course:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Compiler Design
  • Computer architecture and organization
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Base Management Systems
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Operating Systems (Unix Programming)
  • Software Testing

Top educational Institutions

Top 12 Computer Science Engineering colleges in India

  • IIT Kanpur.
  • IISc.
  • NIT Trichy.
  • NIT Warangal.
  • IIT Kharagpur.
  • BITS Pilani.
  • DTU.
  • NSIT.


Top 5 Computer Science Engineering colleges in World


Jobs and Careers


• Software Developers : Software developers are professionals who are concerned with facets of the software development process which involves activities such as design and coding, computer programming, project management, etc.

• Hardware Engineers : These professionals do research, design, develop, test, and oversee the installation of computer hardware which inter alia includes computer chips, circuit boards, systems, modems, keyboards, and printers.

• System Designer : Professionals involved in system designing, Logical & Physical Designing wherein logical designing can be enumerated as the structure & characteristics such as output, input, files, database & procedures, etc.

• System Analyst : Computer engineers who work as systems analyst do research about the existing problems and plan solutions for the problem. They also recommend software and system related problems and coordinate development between business development teams. 

• Networking Engineers : Networking engineers are computer professionals involved in designing, implementation, and troubleshooting of computer networks.

• DBA : DBA or Database Administrator are the professionals who are bestowed with the job to design, implement, maintain, and repair an organization's database. Inter alia DBA professionals are also known as Database Coordinator or Database Programmer in IT sector.

Career Hierarchy

Technical Track

  • Software Developer/Software Engineer/Programmer/QA engineer
  • Senior Software Engineer/Senior Programmer/Member Technical Staff/Technology Analyst/Senior test engineer
  • Technical Lead/Technology Lead/QA lead
  • Technology Specialist/Associate Technical Manager/Test Manager
  • Architect-Technology/Technical Manager
  • Senior Architect/Senior Technical Manager
  • Principal Architect-Technology/Solutions Architect
  • Director
  • Senior Director
  • AVP(Associate Vice President)
  • VP
  • Senior VP
  • Corporate VP
  • CEO

Management Track

  • Software Developer/Software Engineer/Programmer/QA engineer
  • Senior Software Engineer/Senior Programmer/Member Technical Staff/Senior test engineer
  • Project Lead/QA lead
  • Associate Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Associate Director/Group Project Manager
  • Director
  • Senior Director
  • AVP(Associate Vice President)
  • VP
  • Senior VP
  • Corporate VP
  • CEO


Top Companies

Following are the top companies in the field of Computer Sciences

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  •  Hewlett-Packard 
  •  International Business Machines Corporation
  •  Toshiba Corporation 
  •  Dell Inc
  •  NEC Corporation
  •  Canon Inc
  •  Apple Inc
  •  ASUSTEK Computer Inc
  •  Acer Inc
  •  Lenovo Group Limited
  •  SAIC
  •  Sun Microsystem
  •  TCS
  •  Infosys
  •  HCL
  •  Wipro
  •  Techmahindra


What education is needed to become a computer engineer?

Generally, a bachelor's degree is the minimum education required of a computer engineer. Most employers require students to hold a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer programming, computer engineering, computer information systems, electrical engineering, or a similar computer-related field.

Top  Skills Needed for a Job in Computer Engineering

  • Mathematics

Remember that computers all run on data, which is basically mathematics in its purest form. Computer engineering requires excellent math skills, both for the construction of hardware and the programming of software. It’s time to brush up on those math skills if you really want to become a computer engineer.

  •  Communication

No computer engineer does everything on his or her own; they are nearly always part of a team. Being part of a team means you will need to be able to communicate well, interact with others, and stay abreast of team progress.

  • Software Engineering

As a computer engineer, a good deal of your work will be performed by the software on your computers. You will need to know how to design a program, write the code, and then test the software for bugs. You will need to know how to write scripts, software test procedures, compatibility, and MORE - all related to software.

  •  Hardware Engineering

You need to know how a computer is built, as well as the various components that go into the computers. This doesn’t just apply to Windows computers, but also Macs and any computers that run open-source OSs like Linux.

  •  Programming Languages

You have no idea how many different programming languages are used to create computers and computer programs in this day and age. But as a computer engineer, you will be required to do a lot of low-level system and hardware programming that is not as user-friendly as programming in languages like Python or Java. You will need to have excellent knowledge of languages like Perl, C++, C and Assembly just to name a few.

  • Patience

A good deal of your time is going to be spent sitting and doing nothing but writing code. This is a task that requires A LOT of patience, which is why patience is a skill you CANNOT succeed without.

  •  Management

If you want to get ahead in the field of computer engineering, you’ll need to lead a team of computer engineers. If you don’t have management skills, you could end up stuck in the same position - never able to advance in your career!

  • Problem Solving

Anyone who has ever tried to write computer code knows how important it is to get EVERYTHING right. One tiny mistake can ruin an entire program, and it takes a mind skilled in problem-solving to find those errors and correct them.

  • Troubleshooting

This goes hand in hand with problem-solving skills but is more along the lines of trying to root out mistakes by identifying the problem they are causing. Carefully examining operating errors can help you realise what is behind the issues.

  •  Learning

You will spend a lot of your time as a computer engineer learning about new software and hardware. The ability to learn new skills fast is a quality that every employer looks for, and it will help you advance a lot further in your career!