Engineering and Management

A job oriented job was possible if you attained an engineering qualification some 4 decades ago. Engineering is in various types of fields such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Mining, Aeronautical, Environment and perhaps few other fields. Engineering course is a four year course including computer subjects.

Only an engineering qualification now is not enough and you have to additionally do an MBA to build a career. The Engineering and manufacturing sector will take a worldwide stage and will be very prominent in the world.  Experts say with management qualification career choices will open up for job aspirants and that they will have a range of choices to excel.

This situation persists, thanks to high job satisfaction ratings due to the profession’s financial security and highly creative, intellectual environment; not to forget the rewards of being able to benefit society through scientific and technological discovery.

The engineering industry has always had a requirement for high quality talent. Firstly it did not appear as if it was booming because other sectors were recruiting in larger numbers. Today, the scenario has changed. Therefore, in comparison, it seems as if there is a boom in the engineering industry. Secondly, there was large scale migration of talent from engineering industry to other industries, notably IT. This necessitated recruitment of replacement in fairly substantial numbers.

Management qualification along with engineering imparts practical and commercial knowledge to the individual and enables a certain level of competence and confidence in any work undertaken.

Experts say that engineering graduates will have hundreds of challenging career opportunities due to the ever increasing demand globally. The engineering industry has always had a requirement for high quality talent. Earlier it did not appear as if it had great demand because other sectors were recruiting in larger numbers. Today, the scenario has changed. Therefore, in comparison, it seems as if there is a boom in the engineering industry. There was large scale migration of talent from engineering industry to other industries, notably IT. This necessitated recruitment of replacement in fairly substantial numbers.

A word of caution- the aspirant should be ‘very good’ at mathematics and probably science to opt for an engineering course. This means he should have normal aptitude and appetite for engineering. He or she must take mathematics as a hobby and have an aptitude for attempting mathematics problems for fun.

After completion of engineering the aspirant must do a management course. Of course the IIMs give preference to candidates with some experience. One can also do MBA from a reputed institute after getting selected through their entrance tests immediately after completing engineering to keep up the tempo.

The job prospects in the industry are not confined to just engineering but as an engineer MBA you can be absorbed by even other industries.

The growth of organized construction and building industry, especially housing and urban development spawned a plethora of opportunities and the benefits are there for professionals, of all hues and colours. Flooded with huge investments, India’s infrastructure sector has emerged as the top employment generator cornering 12 per cent share in the total jobs created during the first three months of 2008-09.

By now, it is a well-known fact that the future of these industries will be shining.

All fields in the modern economy have been invigorated by engineering technology. Engineers along with their post graduate management degree are essential as they help design and create everything from agricultural systems to household electronics and daily transportation and at the same time keep in mind the cost aspect also. There are plenty of great employers out there and they are willing to pay very well to candidates who possess the right skills, enthusiasm and experience.

One word of caution is that even a post graduate management degree requires aptitude and right skills to pursue the same. Getting selected is only the first step. Otherwise the candidate must be sincere enough to pursue other courses suitable for his aptitude and competency. CA is one course that can be pursued after B.Com through an authorised Chartered Accounting firm by becoming an article clerk there. They may or may not pay any stipend. CA can be pursued by the candidate provided he has the right attitude. He or she can enter a job or set up an independent practice. It is not that easy to complete a CA.

The individual must have the right introspection and pursue the skills which suits his or her aptitude.