There is a need to go beyond conventional engineering. Recruiters today look forward to EQ along with IQ. Thus, the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) provides an “Engineering Plus” degree. Under this pogramme of study, the UPES School of Engineering ensures that the students acquire high-quality education along with the right personality traits.
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Engineering Plus Programme: Keeping up with the trends
To keep up with the trends that are emerging and changing the prospects of engineering and technology in the market place UPES School of Engineering offers students the option of doing an additional specialization like:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Robotics and Self Driven Vehicle
- Internet of Things
- Data Analytics
What is Engineering Plus Programme Offered by UPES
This programme is designed keeping in mind the needs of the practical world. The candidates who take admission in UPES B.Tech peograme are allowed to undertake a minor degree in any of the topics above, along with their B.Tech degree program. The minor degree can be opted irrespective of the areas of specialization.
Purpose of this programme: The plus programme, allow our students to become more diverse and broaden their skill set, enabling them to adapt and contribute in an era marred by constant disruption, thereby improving their job prospects.
Is the opting of minor programme compulsory for all the students?: No. But the choice of opting for the minor degree is open to all B.Tech students.
Students can also pursue a Diploma in Business Management alongside B.Tech. in UPES: Apply for B.Tech admission in UPES today!!
Expansion of Skill Sets for Engineers to Stay Relevant in Job Market
With technology transforming practically every enterprise, many experts have claimed that a degree in engineering, computer science or related subjects will be the key to survival for future professionals.
Author Dan Schawbel in his prediction on LinkedIn about the list of workplace trends to watch out for this year, has stated that Artificial Intelligence will automate technical skills and drive the demand for soft skills like creativity, communication, and empathy. Hence, it is given that engineering graduates will have to upskill to stay relevant in the job market.
As technologies become more complex and interwoven into our day-to-day lives, critical thinking and communication skills will become the most sought-after soft skills by recruiters soon.
An example: George Arison, the co-founder, and co-CEO of used car sales platform Shift, has a degree in political science and he emphasizes that this background taught him skills that more tech companies could use. According to him, engineering and technology alone won’t be enough to help companies be successful in the future. He further adds that as future technology companies rely more on artificial intelligence and machine learning, they will be confronted with issues that do not have cut and dry answers. The need to make value judgments on these matters will be of great importance.
Why are the Recruiters Looking for High IQ and High EQ Among the Candidates
A company with a workforce high on Intelligence Quotient (IQ) but low on Emotional Quotient (EQ) will eventually suffer a downfall. This is because:
- Employees’ dissatisfaction, poor mental health and lack of intellectual discussions will slow down the growth.
- An education in liberal arts instills and enhances personality traits such as tolerance towards different mindsets, drive, passion to bring a change in the world and a solution-oriented positive attitude. Such professionals will have greater awareness and more meaning in life and the work that they do.
Fact: According to a study conducted by Harvard, out of the 652 US-born Chief Executive Officers and Heads of Product Engineering at 502 technology companies, 37% held degrees in engineering or computer technology, 2% in mathematics and 61% had degrees in fields as diverse as arts, humanities, healthcare and finance.
In the opinion of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs: Two of the world’s most successful people had divergent views about the choice of educational streams.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, had once said that the limited education budget of America should be spent on those disciplines (read mathematics and computer science) that produce the most jobs.
A few days later, Apple Inc.’s co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, while unveiling iPad2 had said that technology and humanities together yield the best results.
Even though engineering is one of the most important and in-demand professions today, an additional management or liberal arts degree will further enhance students’ job prospects.
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