Computer Science Engineering Course Details, and Job Prospects

Filed in Education by on May 5, 2021

Computer Science Engineering: If you are a student aspiring to become a computer science engineer need to study design, implementation, and management of information systems of both software as well as hardware processes.

Read on to know more about computer Science Engineering including scope, jobs, salary and course details. Just before I take you in deeply, let us have a look at the main points of this article

Computer Science Engineering (CSE) is a popular educational course that emphasizes on the basic key elements of computer programming as well as networking.

Many engineering aspirants have been opting for this specialization as this course allows them to gain knowledge and ideas of design, its implementation and overall management of information systems in case of hardware as well as software.

Institutions across the world offer this course to students both at under-graduate and post-graduate levels after which students are awarded B.Tech and M.Tech degrees, respectively.

Computer Science Engineering: Eligibility Criteria

For any student aspiring to take up Computer Science Engineering as a career, it is important to have some basic educational eligibility, both at under-graduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) levels.

  • UG Level: Students need to pass their Class XII examination from a recognized board having Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their core subjects. Also, they need to secure 60 percent as minimum aggregate marks as combined in the above-mentioned subjects.
  • PG Level: Students need to complete their B.Tech degree in the same specialization with having a pass percentage in aggregate of the subjects studied at the degree level.

Computer Science Engineering: Required Skillset

Only educational requirement is not enough for a student to pursue this course. They need to possess certain key skills that would distinguish them from the rest. To study computer science engineering, one must possess the following skillset:

  • Good programming skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of basic web development
  • Critical thinking & analytical skills
  • Basics of security, vulnerabilities, and cryptography
  • Basics of Machine Learning
  • Strong data structures and algorithms skills
  • Fast-learning skills

Computer Science Engineering: Course & Curriculum

Students aspiring to become a computer science engineer need to study design, implementation, and management of information systems of both software as well as hardware processes.

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has enlisted the following given model syllabus for all students of the computer science engineering course. These are to be followed in every educational institution or college that offers the program.

Structure of Computer Science Engineering Programme:



Credit Breakup for CSE students
1 Humanities & Social Sciences that includes Management courses 12
2 Basic Science courses 24
3 Engineering Science courses including workshop, drawing, basics of electrical/mechanical/computer, etc. 29
4 Professional core courses 49
5 Courses that are Professional Elective having relevance with the chosen specialization 18
6 Open subjects: Electives from other technical and /or emerging subjects 12
7 Project assignments, seminars, and industrial internship 15
8 Mandatory Courses
(Environmental Sciences, Induction Program, Indian Constitution, Essence of Indian Knowledge Tradition)

The following are subjects under the course:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Compiler Design
  • Computer architecture and organization
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Operating Systems (Unix Programming)
  • Software Testing

Cost of CSE Course

At the graduate level, the course fee for the computer science engineering course may vary between Rs 80,000 and Rs 1.20 lakh per annum.

Top Colleges for pursuing CSE

In India, there are quite a few highly reputed colleges that offer this course and also the students are being picked up by the top desirable recruiters of India and abroad.

Name of College City Program Fee 
Indian Institute of Technology (IITB) Mumbai Rs 8-8.55 lakh
Oxford Engineering College Bengaluru Rs 7.40-8 lakh
AMC Engineering College Bengaluru Rs 2.38-3.5 lakh
Anand International College of Engineering Jaipur Rs 3.16-4 lakh

Computer Science Engineering: Job Profiles & Top Recruiters

The employment opportunities have definitely on the rise with the introduction of Computer Science Engineering courses across top Engineering Colleges.

Students after passing out CS course get good opportunities to join some of the top brands and corporate houses across multiple industries such as IT/software companies, sales and marketing companies, academic institutions, journalism, content industry, engineering firms, etc.

Job Profile Role
System Database Administrator System Database Administrator typically oversees the security, performance, and integrity of the database. This also includes planning the structure and troubleshooting issues.
Computer Programmer Computer programmers create the code for software applications and operating systems. The code created helps computer applications on computer run.
Engineering Support Specialist Engineering support specialist provides technical support and assistance to consumers and businesses related to issued involving technical, hardware and software systems.
Data Warehouse Analyst A data warehouse analyst collects, analyzes, mines and helps the business leverage the information stored in data warehouses.
System Designer The role of a systems designer is to define the architecture, interfaces, and data for a system.
Software Developer The role of software developers is to develop applications that enable people to perform specific tasks on a computer or another device.
Software Engineer Software engineer designs, develop, maintain, test, and evaluate computer software.
Lecturer/Professor A Computer Science lecturer or professor would impart knowledge of the subject. The role will also include teaching students about the nuances of Computer applications and designs applicable in the field.
Computer Operator The role of a computer operator is to maintain a logbook, check viruses, upgrade software and carrying out basic, etc.
Research Analyst Research analysts conduct surveys, document data, collect information via the internet and conduct research.

Some top recruiters of computer science engineers include:

  • TCS Consultancy
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • Cognizant
  • Wipro
  • Microsoft
  • Infosys Technologies
  • IBM Global Services
  • Accenture Services
  • Facebook
  • Hewlett and Packard
  • HCL Technologies
  • Paytm
  • Sun microsystems
  • Cisco

Name of Job/Role & Details:

Job Roles Average Salary Offered (2-5 years’ work-ex) Top Companies
Computer Programmer Rs 5.53 lakh IBM Global Services
System Designer Rs 6.30 lakh TCS Consultancy
Software Developer Rs 6.81 lakh Google

Career Alternatives for Computer Science Engineers

  • Data Analytics
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Analyst/Business Intelligence
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Technical Risk Analyst

B.E. CSE: Career Prospects

B.E. CSE trains the students with the basic knowledge of computer science and its applicability in varied fields of engineering. Students have gained an expanded knowledge about the intricacies and workings involved in the field, qualifies the students to become professionals in the field.

After the completion of the program, candidates are well equipped with the tools involved in the generation of data, designing and construction of technologies.

They have lucrative career options in the areas of communication, electronics, manufacturing, processing industries and all other sectors where the application of computers is required to carry on the Computer Operator and so on. They can also opt to become professors in reputed colleges and institutions.

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