Career as an Engineer

Career Title: Engineer, Engineering, Technologist, Computer Engineer, Automobile Engineer


An Engineer is a person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or structures.


Wikipedia Quotes as follows

In 1961, the Conference of Engineering Societies of Western Europe and the United States of America defined “professional engineer” as follows

A professional engineer is competent by virtue of his/her fundamental education and training to apply the scientific method and outlook to the analysis and solution of engineering problems. He/she is able to assume personal responsibility for the development and application of engineering science and knowledge, notably in research, design, construction, manufacturing, superintending, managing and in the education of the engineer. His/her work is predominantly intellectual and varied and not of a routine mental or physical character. It requires the exercise of original thought and judgment and the ability to supervise the technical and administrative work of others. His/her education will have been such as to make him/her capable of closely and continuously following progress in his/her branch of engineering science by consulting newly published works on a worldwide basis, assimilating such information and applying it independently. He/she is thus placed in a position to make contributions to the development of engineering science or its applications. His/her education and training will have been such that he/she will have acquired a broad and general appreciation of the engineering sciences as well as thorough insight into the special features of his/her own branch. In due time he/she will be able to give authoritative technical advice and to assume responsibility for the direction of important tasks in his/her branch.

Various Engineering Specialization

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Architect
  • Automobile Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Communication Engineer
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Earthquake Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Fire Engineer
  • Genetic Engineer
  • Industrial & Production Engineer
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Material Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Ocean Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Plastic Technologist
  • Polymer Engineer
  • Rubber Technologist
  • Space Technologist
  • Textile Engineer


What to Study?

JEE Main (previously AIEEE), JEE Advanced (previously IIT-JEE), BITSAT, SRMJEE, VITEEE,


Science Stream12th Marks + Select Entrance Tests like

JEE Main (previously AIEEE)

JEE Advanced (previously IIT-JEE)



B.E / B.Tech


None RequiredEngineer with Special Field Title
DiplomaLateral – Lateral Entry Entrance Test – JEE / CET ExamsB.E/B.TechNone RequiredEngineer with Special Field Title
Science Stream12th Marks + Select Entrance Tests like

JEE Main (previously AIEEE)

JEE Advanced (previously IIT-JEE)



B.E / B.Tech





Specialized Engineer in R&D or Research Institutes


Where to Study?

  • S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology
  • M.S College of Engineering
  • V College of Engineering
  • University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE)
  • Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE
  • E.S. College of Engineering (PESCE)
  • Ambedkar Institute of Technology (Dr. AIT)
  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology
  • RNS Institute of Technology
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology.

*The list is as per the MHRD Rankings 2017.


Good Reference Link on College Details: Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Bangalore By HT Campus 


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Additional Note from Wikipedia

BranchFocusRelated SciencesProducts
Aerospace EngineeringFocuses on the development of aircraft and spacecraft.AeronauticsAstrodynamicsAstronauticsAvionicsControl EngineeringFluid mechanicsKinematicsMaterials ScienceThermodynamicsAircraftRoboticsSpacecraftTrajectories
Architectural Engineering & Building engineeringFocuses on building and construction.Architecturearchitectural technologyBuildings and bridges
Biomedical EngineeringFocuses on closing the gap between engineering and medicine to advance various health care treatments.BiologyPhysicsChemistryMedicineProsthesesMedical DevicesRegenerative Tissue GrowthVarious Safety MechanismsGenetic Engineering
Chemical EngineeringFocuses on the manufacturing of chemicalsand chemical production processes.ChemistryThermodynamicsProcess EngineeringNanotechnologyBiologyMedicineChemicals, Petroleum, Medicines, Raw Materials, Food & Drink, Genetic Engineering
Civil EngineeringFocuses on the construction of large systems, structures, and environmental systems.StaticsFluid MechanicsSoil MechanicsStructural EngineeringGeotechnical EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringRoadsBridgesDamsBuildingsStructural systemFoundation (engineering)Earthworks (engineering)Waste managementWater treatment
Computer EngineeringFocuses on the design and development of Computer Hardware & Software SystemsComputer ScienceMathematicsElectrical EngineeringMicroprocessorsMicrocontrollersOperating SystemsEmbedded Systems
Electrical EngineeringFocuses on application of ElectricityElectronics, and ElectromagnetismMathematicsProbability and statisticsEngineering EthicsEngineering economicsMaterials sciencePhysicsNetwork analysisElectromagnetismLinear systemElectronicsElectric powerLogicComputer ScienceData transmissionSystems engineeringControl engineeringSignal processingElectricity generation and Equipment, RoboticsControl systemComputerHome appliancesConsumer electronicsAvionicsHybrid vehicleSpacecraftUnmanned aerial vehicleOptoelectronicsEmbedded systems
Industrial EngineeringFocuses on the design, optimization, and operation of production, logistics, and service systems and processes.Operations ResearchEngineering StatisticsApplied Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMethods EngineeringProduction EngineeringManufacturing EngineeringSystems EngineeringLogistics EngineeringErgonomicsQuality Control SystemsManufacturingSystems, Warehousing Systems, Supply ChainsLogistics NetworksQueueing SystemsBusiness Process Management
Mechatronics EngineeringFocuses on the technology and controlling all the industrial fieldProcess ControlAutomationRoboticsControllersCNC
Mechanical EngineeringFocuses on the development and operation of EnergySystems, TransportSystems, ManufacturingSystems, Machines and Control Systems.DynamicsKinematicsStaticsFluid MechanicsMaterials ScienceMetallurgyStrength of MaterialsThermodynamicsHeat TransferMechanicsMechatronicsManufacturing EngineeringControl EngineeringCarsAirplanesMachinesPower GenerationSpacecraftBuildingsConsumer GoodsManufacturingHVAC
Metallurgical Engineering/Materials EngineeringFocuses on extraction of metals from its ores and development of new materialsMaterial ScienceThermodynamics, Extraction of Metals, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Nuclear Materials, Steel TechnologyIronSteelPolymersCeramicsMetals
Software EngineeringFocuses on the design & development of Software SystemsComputer ScienceInformation theorySystems EngineeringFormal languageAppsWebsitesOperating SystemsEmbedded Systems