Career in Software Engineering

Career in Software Engineering

Software engineering is a branch of computer engineering where principle of software engineering is applied to design, development, maintenance, testing and upgradation of computer software. It is a study of systematic method to apply scientific knowledge, documentation of software in computer programming.

In this profession, people mostly work as employees or contractors, with businesses, government agencies or non- profit organization.A webpage or internet powered application is the end result of software engineer’s work.One can also term the computer science professionals as one who use knowledge of engineering principles and programming language to build software products, develop computer games and run network control systems.

There are two types of Software engineer-

 Application Software developers

 System software developers

Besides these, because of industry demand and technical expertise, there are some other common

roles in the field of software engineering-

 Mobile developer

 Application Architect

 Quality assurance analyst

 Database administrators

To become a software engineer one need to know basic concepts of information technology and computer systems, expertise in a programming language, communication skills, ability to adapt to new trends, project requirement etc. With proper qualification and knowledge, software engineer can work in almost any type of industry.


  • Diploma courses
  • Certificate/ITI/Vocational courses
  • Bachelor’s Degree courses
  • Master’s Degree courses
  • PG Diploma courses
  • Doctoral Degree courses

Diploma, Degree and Certificate/ITI/Vocational courses are undergraduate level programs. Master’s & PG Diploma programs are postgraduate level programs.

10th passed students may pursue Certificate/ITI/Vocational and Diploma in Engineering courses. 12th Science (PCM group) passed students may pursue Bachelor’s Degree courses.

Those who have completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree program are eligible to pursue Master’s and PG Diploma courses. Those who have completed relevant Master’s program are eligible to pursue Doctoral Degree programs.



  • Diploma in Software Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in IT (Information Technology)


Eligibility: The minimum academic qualification required to pursue Diploma in Engineering program is – 10th passed from a recognized board.



  • B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science
  • B.E./B.Tech in Software Engineering
  • B.E./B.Tech in IT
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science
  • B.Sc. in IT
  • B.Sc. in Software Engineering
  • BCA


Eligibility: Minimum academic qualification required is – passed 10+2 Science Stream with PCM subjects.


  • M.E./M.Tech in Computer Science
  • M.E./M.Tech in Software Engineering
  • M.E./M.Tech in IT
  • M.E./M.Tech. in Control Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • M.Sc. in IT
  • M.Sc. in Software Engineering
  • MCA


Eligibility: Minimum academic qualification required is – completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree program.



  • PG Diploma in Software Engineering
  • PG Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • PG Diploma in Software and Networking
  • Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering


Eligibility: Minimum academic qualification required is – completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree program.

Top colleges in software engineering are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
  • IIT, Hyderabad
  • IIT, Kharagpur
  • IIT, Delhi
  • IIT, Kanpur
  • IIT, Madras
  • IIT, Guwahati
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra
  • NIT, Durgapur
  • Amity University, Gurgaon
  • BITS Pilani