How to Become a Telecommunication Engineer?

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How to Become a Telecommunication Engineer?

Responsible for designing and overseeing the installation of telecommunications equipment and facilities, a Telecommunication Engineer can work in various sectors such as private companies for radio, television, broadcasting, internet and government sectors such as the Ministry of Communication, railways, CRPF, BSF, police and more. With strong Mathematical and problem-solving skills, you can excel in this field of engineering. Do you want to become a Telecommunication Engineer? If yes, then here’s all you need to know, courses, top universities and more. 

Who is a Telecommunication Engineer?

A Telecommunication Engineer is a professional who designs, develops, and maintains computer networks and computer software used in the telecom industry. A Telecommunication Engineer is responsible for ensuring that all telecom devices and services are functioning as required. Also manages telecom data such as voice, video, calls, and text over different modes of communication.  

Job Responsibilities of a Telecommunication Engineer

Here are the typical responsibilities of a Telecommunication Engineer:

  • Installing new hardware and software for telecom systems
  • Testing various hardware and software to determine efficiency and compatibility with existing systems
  • Evaluating system performance
  • Provide high-speed data transmission services for web
  • Monitoring network traffic, security and capacity to identify issues that impact telecom services
  • Timely planning and implementation of various projects
  • Ensuring compliance with protocols and processes
  • Updating and improving technical documentation to support security requirements
  • Attending clients to resolve issues and system errors
  • In-depth understanding of products and services provided by a company to help customers
  • Increasing efficiency by adopting new methods and troubleshooting periodically

Skills Required

Apart from your educational qualifications, you must also possess some skills required to excel in this field. Here are some of the skills you need to become a successful Telecommunication Engineer:

  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Decision Making
  • System Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Coordination
  • Strong Mathematical skills
  • Troubleshooting
  • Strategic Learning and planning
  • Leadership qualities
  • Equipment Selection

How to become a Telecommunication Engineer?

Here’s a quick guide to becoming a Telecommunication Engineer:

Complete Higher Secondary Education

You must complete your higher secondary education i.e. class XII with a minimum of 50-55% in the science stream. It is recommended to obtain a high percentage to gain admission to top engineering institutes. To secure admission to top national universities in India, you will have to pass competitive entrance exams such as the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) or AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination). Private engineering colleges may conduct their own entrance exams for admission.

Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree

After completing your higher secondary education, you must apply to an Engineering College. You can opt for the following degrees:

  • B.Tech in Telecom Engineering
  • B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Opt for Further Education

A bachelor’s degree is considered enough for becoming a Telecommunication Engineer. However, a higher level of education such as a Masters Degree can help you with career advancement. You can opt for an MTech in Telecom Engineering. 

Gain Experience and Apply for Jobs

Look for internships or entry-level jobs while pursuing a BTech degree to gain experience and build expertise in the field. After gaining relevant work experience and skills, you can start applying for jobs. Jobs for telecommunication engineers are available in both the public and private sectors. 

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Top Universities for Telecommunication Engineering Abroad

Here’s a list of the top universities offering Electrical Engineering or related abroad:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  4. University of Cambridge
  5. ETH Zurich
  6. University of Oxford
  7. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  8. Imperial College London
  9. Harvard University
  10. National University of Singapore (NUS)
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How to Apply?

To apply for a BTech or MTech course abroad, you can begin by contacting Leverage Edu who will further start with your application process by shortlisting your BTech or MTech course through  AI Course Finder. Contact us at 1800 572 000 and our Student Counselors at Leverage Edu will help you start with the application process now!

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How much does a Telecommunication Engineer Earn?

The average salary of a Telecommunication Engineer in India is INR 3,86,068. The average salary of a Telecommunication Engineer in different countries is as mentioned below:

Country Average Salary per annum In INR
USA USD 79,643 61,06,826
UK GBP 27,789 27,13,913
Australia AUD 73,034 40,14,132
Singapore SGD 57,963 32,35,639
Canada  CAD 72,409 43,59,627


Which country is the best for pursuing a career in Telecommunication Engineering?

China, Canada, New Zealand and UAE are among the top countries for telecommunication engineers.

What is the cost of pursuing an MTech from Stanford University?

The annual average cost of MTech at Stanford University is INR 20,00,000 to INR 25,00,000. 

What is the acceptance rate of Harvard University?

Being one of the top universities in the world, Harvard University has a very selective acceptance rate of 5%. 

This was all you needed to know about becoming a Telecommunication Engineer. Do you want to pursue your higher studies abroad in Telecommunication Engineering or Electrical Engineering? Reach out to Leverage Edu and we’ll provide you with assistance regarding your study abroad journey.

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