An engineering major involves a great deal of consideration because it tackles technical design and problem-solving elements related to real-life issues in industries and businesses.
Students are motivated to pursue a career in an engineering specialisation for the ability to innovate and positively impact society as a whole.
Doing Smart Research
Before choosing the right engineering specialisation, students need to take some time to research engineering in general specialities and career prospects, job titles and requirements, and of course salary for each one. The research should also include what the educational and training requirements are for becoming an engineer. To research the range of degrees out there, good engineering schools are providing potential students with curated content, such as professional blog articles, that answers their most commonly asked questions and helps them narrow down their scope of consideration.
In addition to smart research, students need to ask themselves these questions that will help them think thoroughly about their decision:
- What are the career opportunities for this major?
- Is it the right choice for the career path?
- What are the requirements for this major?
- What are the accreditations?
- What’s the level of readiness to work in groups? And individually?
- What types of projects are involved in the curriculum?
- Is there career and job fairs dedicated to engineers?
Evaluating Technical Skills
Before picking the right graduate degree, it’s important for students to evaluate themselves and reflect internally to determine whether they have a specific technical and soft skill set for the job’s scope. Introverts may excel in electronics engineering or materials engineering yet fall short on the leadership duties of engineering management; some who are tech savvy might feel more comfortable in an IT based sector.
For students worrying about picking the right engineering specialization, they can seek the advice of school professors and advisers for some guidance and even practising engineers who’ve been working in the market for a while. With their experience, they will highlight the types of careers available in each branch. For example, aerospace engineering jobs require a strong knowledge in navigation systems, turbo-machinery aerodynamics, and flight test instrumentation engineers. To each their own.
Engineering Specialisation and Following One’s Passion
Ingrained interest in an engineering specialization is essential to stay motivated through tough courses like differential equations and the job hunt: if students don’t understand and love what they’re doing, they’re bound to fail. Some might opt for a career quiz, while others follow their instinct. Either way, following a passion ensures long-term stamina when things get tiring during projects and due date.
The ESILV’s master programme is composed of two years of specialisation which are devoted to the construction of skills, according to the student’s choice between 9 areas of specialisation :
- Connected objects and security: #cybersecurity, #riskmanagement, #IoT, #AI, #networks
- Data and AI: #AI, #bigdata, #machinelearning, #datascience, #cloud
- Fintech: #blockchain, #finance, #bitcoin, #cryptography, #Informatics
- Actuarial science: #insurance, #statistics, #datascience, #finance, #riskmanagement
- Financial markets: #quantitativefinance, #maths, #Informatics, #riskmanagement
- Computational Mechanics and Modelling: #aeronautics, #automobile, #maths, #simulation, #designoffice
- Industry 4.0 : #3DPrinting, #agility, #AI, #digitaltransformation, #connectedindustry
- Energies and sustainable cities : #energetictransition, #innovation, #BIM, #smartcity, #IoT, #mobility
- EHealth and Biotech : #data, #ehealth, #mechatronics, #AI, #human
The construction of the engineer’s skills, at the heart of digital technologies. The majors are the students’ choice and the education is completed by classes of management, of law, of innovation, of languages and sports.
Considering a career in engineering? Discover all the master’s programmes offered by ESiLV graduate school of engineering.