Over 12 Lakh candidates are expected to take the prestigious JEE for admission to engineering courses at pioneer institutes such as the IITs and NITs. If we include the other National and State level entrance examinations, the number will surely surpass the five million mark. This shows that there is a huge craze for engineering courses such as Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc.
Apart from the regular engineering courses, there are many unique and innovative courses in engineering which also offer a lucrative career post higher education. They may not be much popular amongst the engineering aspirants, however, there is a huge demand for candidates who have done specialization in these unique courses. And because a very few aspirants show keen interest in pursuing these courses, opportunities are a plenty for them besides high pay structure. Here are the top 10 unique engineering courses.
With a slogan of energy independence, many countries are trying their best to develop their onshore and offshore basins. Many oil companies across the world are queuing up for the petroleum engineers. While pursuing, students are usually trained in drilling and geological data analysis.
There are a plenty of opportunities for students who have pursued ocean engineering. Candidates will find a lot similarities between ocean and maritime engineering. One will be trained in ocean engineering about the ocean policies besides upgraded technology. Students who dream of joining navy, can take up ocean engineering.
In the agricultural engineering, students will learn about a range of technologies in harvesting the crops. When the agriculture industry is receiving a lot of attention, candidates will have a huge openings in farm machinery and soil management companies.
This is a creative field and mixing of sound is required. This is also a technical job involving the maintenance and operation of broadcast equipment. Students will be trained specifically in electronics to became a sound engineer. As the digital industry is on a high, candidates will find numerous opportunities.
As the traditional energy sources are getting low, energy engineers will help you in this matter. Students will learn how to reduce the energy use and compensate with other methods. This is one amongst the engineering professions which has a bright future.
The popular term 'white hat' is associated with ethical hacker. Ethical hackers usually work on hacking their own organization's computer network or security system in order to minimise or eliminate the threats from external hackers. In engineering, they are trained to hack a computer or network to keep the organisation's data secure.
This profession usually deals with the light or photon. The photon engineers will be responsible for completing the tasks and transforming the data based on the light. While pursuing engineering, they are trained in fibre optics as well. They will find plenty of opportunities in the manufacturing industries related to the production of optics and electronics.
Sport Technology Engineering
This has achieved professionalism in recent times with the introduction of computer technology. Students will be trained to create the designs on the computer in order to create or develop the sport equipments. They will find a huge openings in many sporting companies.
The hydraulic engineering has got roots from civil engineering and deals with the functionality and design of the bridges, canals and dams. Students will be trained to deal with the management of water resources that includes flow and storage of water.
This is a hybrid profession with a touch of science and engineering. This deals with the genes of all the living organisms including humans and plants. The engineering technology is used to manipulate the DNA with other species to change the characteristics of an organisms. Students will learn about the genome mapping, molecular biology, bio-chemistry, etc.