Is Computer engineering a good major? Pros & cons

tjSo you have completed your 12th and looking for to get your under graduation.

Since you have got your education from MPC branch in your 12th, you can select many career opportunities and courses including engineering.

There are many engineering branches you can select like mechanical chemical civil and electrical engineering but out of them all computer science engineering is the most popular one.

If you are wondering whether computer science engineering is a good career option and worth it or not.

You don’t need to worry about it anymore because you have visited the right blog.

So in this blog let’s take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of taking computer science engineering and decide whether you should choose the computer science engineering as your career option or not.

So let’s get started.

Benefits and drawbacks of computer science engineering

benefits of computer science engineering

1. high Salary 

This has to be the number one benefit in the list.

Even when you compare the average salary of the computer science engineer is 7 lakh rupees per annum and if you get graduated from computer science engineering from IIT colleges in India then you can get over 20 lacs per annum packages.

When we compare the average salary of computer science engineering with other engineering branches like electrical and Mechanical engineering which is close to 3.5 lakh per annum obviously,

 the computer science engineering branch gets more salary which makes it the most interested branch for students.

It is so that majority of the students select computer science engineering solely because of high packages and high salaries even

 if they do not have much interest in it and also because of the fact that more than 80% of the engineers in india dont get employment because of no technological skills.

2. Security of job

Another huge advantage of computer science engineering branch is that the jobs that you get are highly secure.

Before we understand why computer science engineering is so secure and highly in demand let’s first define what this engineering is all about.

The primary focus of computer engineers is the designing and maintaining of computer hardware and software. 

And we all know that computers play a huge role in every company growth it does not matter whether the company is online or offline.

For example computers are being used in schools hospitals and educational institutions, government institutions, banks and businesses, etc and you will definitely have a need of computer engineer who will take care of both the hardware and software.

Every company needs computers and softwares in order to automate the process and decrease the errors.

Just don’t take my word for it but you might have doubts like, Are computer science jobs in demand?” The short answer is “Absolutely.”

 According to the (BLS), CS, IT field is going to grow by 13 percent from 2016-2026.

Because of all these reasons you can have a highly secure and stable job when it comes to computer science compared to other engineering branches Because there is a huge demand of computer science engineers in the world.

3. Very broad field 

Another huge advantage when it comes to computer science engineering is it is very broad.

There are many branches and specialisations in computer science engineering like,

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HIC)
  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computational science.
  • Graphics and visual computing.
  • Human-computer interaction.
  • Video Game Development

Because of this you can select any one of the category and branch and you can work on that.

Because you are working on a specific category and branch you can become an expert in it and you can charge money because of your expertise and knowledge in that branch.

4. Flexibility of job

Another big advantage of computer science engineering is that you can get flexibility of job.

What I mean by this is that you do not necessarily need to attend or go to your office in order to work.

You can still work from home and still make money instead of moving to your office everyday.

This can save you a lot of time and money in transportation and you can spend the time with your family members & children.

At the same time you can also travel world wide and still work on your job and complete your tasks because all you need to do is get a laptop or computer and get internet connection because all of your work is done on computer.

You can stay in India and work for companies in America and make money or you can get a chance to visit and work for foreign companies in foreign countries like USA and Canada with this computer science engineering.

5. Skills are more important than marks & universities

In computer science engineering the companies focus more on emphasizing the importance of skills rather than marks and how much percentage you got in your academics.

Because of that you can get important skills like coding and programming by doing courses online on platforms like Coursera and Udemy and there are many companies like google apple and IBM which are hiring people based on the skills not looking at the degrees or university they graduated from.

Because of this even if you get a graduation degree from small and less popular college you can still get high paying job if you have good skills by applying for jobs off campus.

6. Constant learning

Computer science engineering is one and different kind of engineering branch which is constantly evolving with new technology and innovations.

There are new programming languages that come into the market every year.

Because the landscape of computer science is constantly changing, it won’t be a boring process for you and you can constantly learn and

 grow even if you get a job which can be interesting for some people and this is why it can be an exciting career for some.

7. Freelance

Another big advantage of computer science engineering is that because it deals with things like coding and programming and machine learning and all other things related to computer and Technology.

Even if you don’t get a job from your college you can still start offering services on freelance platforms like Upwork.

And there are many benefits of being a freelancer like no limit on how much money you can earn and you do not have any Boss and you control your finances, time and life and much more.

Because of these reasons, more students are interested in freelancing as compared to being employees to companies and even majority of the companies are trying to hire freelancers to get the work done instead of hiring employees because

 costs of hiring freelancers & work quality is much better than that of hiring a full time employee and roi is good for companies when they hire freelancers for work.

As a matter of fact, 70% of SMBs in the U.S. have worked with freelancers at least once.

8. Jobs in any industry

Another big advantage of computer science engineering is that you can get a chance to work in any industry you want whether it is finance, health, education or government, banking, etc and

also in multinational companies like Amazon, paypal and Netflix and IBM, etc 

9. The business opportunity

Another big opportunity you have by choosing cs engineering is that,

You can have the opportunity to start a business by creating a SAAS product and sell it to companies and businesses online because you have the experience and expertise of creating softwares and programs.

For Example you can create and sell plugins on wordpress which is a content management system.

Because of this it can open up new opportunities to earn money and it can also be a good side hustle.

Another small advantage of computer science engineering is that you can make money while you are studying with freelancing or part time jobs and internships.

And the last advantage is softwares and programs that you create or even improve by finding the bugs and those softwares will be used by many companies and 

businesses and it will impact a lot of people which can give you a lot of satisfaction and motivation to do the work.

These are all the benefits of computer science engineering

drawbacks of computer science engineering

1. Competition

This is quite obvious but also worth mentioning.

Computer science engineering is even though very lucrative but also one of the most competitive branches in engineering.

2. Work pressure

Another big disadvantage of computer science engineering is its work pressure.

There are many programmers and software engineers who work more than 15 hours a day in order to meet their deadlines of tasks and 

complete them on time along with clearing the doubts of the clients and updating them about your work frequently.

Because of such high work load & pressure you can have less social interaction and this can leave you with lots of mental problems like loneliness and sometimes depression as well.

3. Changing with new technologies

This is both good and bad because the industry is constantly changing, you need to keep yourself updated with new skills and languages which can be very exciting for some people but

 it can also be a bad thing because it will increase your workload and pressure and if you don’t update your skills and knowledge 

you can be left behind the competition and some other person with better skills and updated knowledge can grab your job & position in the company.

4. Work culture affects health 

This is one of the main disadvantage of computer science engineering which is that because you will be working on your desktop or computer all day long.

It can lead to loss of mental and physical health problems like obesity, eye strain problems, neck and back bone problems, pain in the fingers due to typing on the keyboard all the time, etc.

The only solution to this problem can be that you should work on your fitness and wake up early in the morning and sacrifice a lot of habits if you want to be healthy.

These are all the advantages and disadvantages of computer science engineering branch.

Is Computer science engineering a good career option & worth it?

Just like other engineering branches like mechanical and civil even computer science engineering is also a good career option and it also has its own benefits and drawbacks which you have learnt above.

There are some instances and conditions in which case computer science engineering can be a good career option and worth it like,

  • If you like mathematics subject 
  • If you like coding and programming languages 
  • You have some important skills like analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills 

In all these cases a computer science engineering is a good career option.

 and there are other instances and conditions where computer science engineering can be a bad career choice and option like,

  • You don’t like to sit on a particular desk for more than 15 hours every single day
  • You don’t like mathematics subject 
  • You don’t have logic and problem solving skills 
  • You don’t like coding and programming
  • You don’t like to work hard and you are not patient and discipline 

In all these cases a computer science engineering can be a bad career option.

With that being said let’s conclude the blog post.

Conclusion

These are all the things you need to know about computer science engineering whether it is worth it or not.

Do let me know your thoughts about computer science engineering whether you like the engineering branch or not in the comment section below.

And please do share the blog and subscribe to my blog to receive notifications about whenever i publish a new post in future.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *