Career Option in Hardware

Field description

Hardware is a general term that refers to the physical objects of a technology. It may also mean the physical components of a computer system, in the form of computer hardware. Hardware refers to objects that you can actually touch, like disks, disk drives, display screens, keyboards, printers, boards, and chips. In contrast, software is not a physical object. Software exists as ideas, concepts, and symbols, but it has no physical form.

B.Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:

Min. Qualification: Applicants should have completed minimum 16 years of age on the date of admission and there is no upper age limit. A pass in SSC/SSLC/HSC/Matriculation or Equivalent, Graduates/post graduate/ Diploma Holders/Engineering Graduates.

Course Duration:

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

1. Diploma in computer Hardware Engineering is 2 years.

2. B.E in Electrical & Electronics engineering is 3 years.

3. M.E in Computer integrated Manufacturing is 2.

Approximate Education Expenses:

Diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering Fee: INR 3,250/-

B.Tech.(Information Technology) Fee: INR 1, 00,000

B.E ComputerScience & Engineering Fee: INR 1, 00,000

C.Institutions that Offer this Education

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D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles

Computer hardware engineers' research, design, develop and test computer hardware and supervise its manufacture and installation. The work of computer hardware engineers is very similar to that of electronics engineers, but, unlike electronics engineers, computer hardware engineers work exclusively with computers and computer-related equipment. In addition to design and development duties, computer hardware engineers may supervise the manufacture and installation of computers and computer-related equipment. The growth in computer technology is largely a result of the research, development, and design efforts of computer hardware engineers. To keep up with technological advances, these engineers must continually update their knowledge.

However, Computer hardware engineers may face competition for jobs because the number of degrees granted in this field has increased rapidly and because employment is expected to grow more slowly than average. Although the use of information technology continues to expand rapidly, the manufacture of computer hardware is expected to be adversely affected by intense foreign competition. Also, this industry is expected to continue to experience very high levels of productivity growth, which will even affect computer hardware engineers. The utilization of foreign computer hardware engineering services also will serve to limit growth. In addition to job openings arising from employment growth, other vacancies will result from the need to replace workers who move into managerial positions, transfer to other occupations, or leave the labor force. Hardware engineers are expected to be system and network administrators, so need to know operating systems.

E.Approximate Salary Range

According to the National Association of colleges and Employers, starting salary offers in 2003 for bachelor's degree candidates in computer engineering averaged 6 Lakhs a year; master's degree candidates averaged 12 Lakhs.

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