Software Engineer | Information Technology


Computers have become a part of our every-day life. Software
programs are required to make computers perform the
functions they are designed to do.
Software Engineering is the field of engineering which deals
with the design and development of software based on the
user’s requirements.
Software Engineers analyze the user’s systems and processes,
design software and write code to develop the software. They
also install and test the software to ensure that it is functioning
smoothly.
Some of the tasks Software engineers do include:
· Create new program languages
· Test software programs to ensure they perform their function
according to specifications
· Create and adapt software
· Upgrade software to give it new functions and features
· Remove bugs from software packages

EDUCATION AND ELIGIBILITY

Educational Requirements
Undergraduate courses
· B. Sc. in Computer Science
· B.C.A(Bachelor of Computer Applications)
· B.E. /B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering |
Computer Science and Information Technology| Computer
Technology
Postgraduate courses
· M. Sc. in Computer Science
· M.C.A (Master of Computer Applications)
· M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
· Ph. D. in related fields

Eligibility and Admission process to courses:
· Class XII completed with Math & Science
· Selection in entrance tests of most top engineering colleges

Aptitude and Skills needed:
· Knowledge of computer systems and coding languages
· Flair for IT (Information Technology)
· Ability to work under pressure
· Logical thinking
· Problem-solving skills
· Team work
· Communication skills

INDUSTRY GROWTH AND CAREER PROSPECTS
Software Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering fields in India. With the widespread advent of computers in almost
every sphere of activity, the global need for software engineers increased.
India has a huge population of engineering graduates who were equipped to meet this global need for software professionals.
Many large multinationals and IT companies have outsourced their software development work to India, leading to a huge rise in job
opportunities in this field.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Educational sector
· Lecturers and Associate Professors of
Computer Science and Engineering at
colleges and universities
Self employed
· Set up independent consultancy
offering software services
· Freelance software programmers
working for clients
Research
Research and development at private
computer firms or universities
Government jobs
· Public Sector Units
· Nationalized Banks
· Government Departments

Private Sector
Systems analysts, Programmers and
Project Managers in industries that build
or use computer-based systems such as:


Telecommunications
· Automobile, Aerospace, Shipping etc.
· Computer manufacturing companies
· Computer networking companies
· Software development companies
· Data processing departments of various
industries
· Aeronautics and space science
· Petroleum industry, chemical plants and
power plants
· Management consultancies
· Banks and financial organizations
· Media and Entertainment industry
Private Sector
Systems analysts, Programmers and
Project Managers in industries that build
or use computer-based systems such as:
Work hours and
day/night shifts:
Variable hours depending
upon projects | Day and
Night shifts depending
upon clients & time zones

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