How to become a software engineer

How to become a software engineer is an important question that everyone searches on the internet or asks their mentor.

However, everyone knows the answer.

The simple answer to this is that you must first get a degree in computer science from any college. Then after that, you can apply for an interview in any company.

Then if you get selected in the interview then you get a job in that company.

But no one becomes a software engineer first after his promotion slowly he comes in the post of a software engineer.

And there are many people who do not have a job even after getting a college degree.

So, here for those of you who want to become software engineers. They have to follow the procedure given below.

how to become a software engineer

College Curriculum (software engineer)

Plan your degree.

With all the success stories of college dropouts becoming billionaire CEOs in the ’90s, there is a certain rule that “as long as you think outside the box and have outstanding problem solving and programming skills you don’t need a four-year degree”.

But it’s difficult for entry-level software engineers to obtain a position without a three/four-year degree.

Qualify your degree by what you want to do.

If your love is game design and you wish to enter that industry as a game programmer, you’ll need a Computer Science degree.

If you want to work for IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Google, etc., then a Computer Science degree may be good for you.

Extra College Curriculum

Supplement your class-work with personal research.

Search job boards and note what technologies are hot and buzzing.

The college simply can’t keep up with everything, so you’ll need to buy additional technical books and teach yourself.

Unless you’re planning to get your foot in the door through an intern position, try to find side projects while in school.

No one wants to take a risk and hire someone fresh out of college without projects in their experience.

Internships are great at taking care of this problem, but unfortunately, a lot of students can’t land an internship or do so only to discover they would prefer to work elsewhere.

The only way to give yourself options is to find some non-classroom work to put on your resume.

Develop contacts with software engineers.

If possible try to connect with software developers and work on some projects under their guidance.

Always do some extra activities apart from studies and related to any software that has some real-time solution to any problem. 

Whenever you have free time spend it searching on the internet about new technologies in the market and also watch for the technologies that will be useful in the future.

After studying all the fields related to Computer Science, choose a particular direction in the Software Industry.

Narrowing your choice down will help considerably in planning your career. Always think simply because the Software Industry itself is very complex.

Learn about the field.

The Difference between Software Engineer & Programmer

The major difference between programmers and engineers is simply that engineers design tools; hence those are used by programmers to build solutions.

Understand that software engineering is not the same as programming.

A software engineer knows how to program, but not every programmer is a software engineer.

Here’s the principal difference between the two:

  • Software engineering is typically a group effort, with differing and often fluid roles and responsibilities for the group members.
  • Engineering projects have timelines, release dates, and considerable interaction between people responsible for various components.


Everyone has their own point of view of everything.

And not everyone is made for everything, everyone’s mind is different and not everyone is perfect in everything.

So if you could not succeed, then we hope from you that you will not take any wrong step.

In the end, we would like to tell you just one thing. If you made these five promises to yourself, then you will become the best software engineer in the world.

  1. Need to be a student throughout my life
  2. Need minimum(5) online projects in minimum(2) modern technologies.
  3. Need minimum(50) dedicated contacts in a personal diary.
  4. Need to become a good human being. Good means cool, calm, positive, and responsive.
  5. Never quit from my targets.

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