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Many students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering and are not very confident at appearing for the highly competitive entrance exams, often decide to pursue engineering via the diploma avenue. Engineering diploma can be pursued as a part time as well as a full time course. Most engineering diploma courses are for a period of 3-4 years (depending upon which stream you choose).

What do they teach in a diploma course

The learning of fundamental engineering concepts.
It offers all the basic specializations, such as electrical engineering, electronics engineering, civil engineering, and computer and IT engineering, just like a degree course does. Students can then pick the subject that interests them.
It is a professional course, planned so that students can take up a job in the engineering field once they earn their diplomas.

What after an engineering diploma?

After an engineering diploma, most students have the option for seeking admission into the bachelors of engineering course. The directorate of technical educations offers the provision of seeking lateral entry into the second year of the bachelors of engineering course. However this is possible only if you have a good academic record throughout your academic years at the diploma course. This is a centralized admission and depending upon your rank , you are allotted a degree college. Those who do not want to seek lateral entry into the bachelors course can consider option for advanced diploma course which are offered by most Mumbai/ Maharashtra polytechnics.

SOME IMPORTANT ENGINEERING STREAMS TO CONSIDER

Chemical engineers are concerned with designing, construction, installation and operation of plants and equipments for the manufacture of chemical products. Chemical engineers deal with the processing of raw materials into products such as food, plastics, minerals and petroleum. Success in this field requires strong mechanical, numerical and analytical aptitudes

Civil Engineering encompasses designing, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, ports etc. An aptitude for problem solving, good spatial ability and visualization ability are some of the essential aspects needed for this field.

Automobile engineers design, develop, manufacture and maintain automobiles ranging from tractors and two wheelers to jeeps, trucks and even sports cars. Success in this field requires a sound understanding of mechanical and mathematical concepts and principles.

This stream deals with the maintenance of both commercial and military aircraft. Success in this field requires strong mechanical, numerical and analytical aptitudes. A sound knowledge of spatial principles is paramount for success in this stream.

Computer engineers are concerned with the design, development, maintenance and manufacturing of computers. Success in this field calls for good reasoning and numerical abilities.

Mechanical engineers are concerned with the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of machinery of all kinds. Success in this field is related to a sound understanding of engineering and physics principles, above average mental ability and high analytical aptitudes.

Electronic engineers deal with electronic components, integrated circuits and microprocessors. All gadgets and machinery use their applications. Success in this field is related to a sound understanding of engineering principles and physics principles, above average mental ability and high analytical aptitudes.

An instrumentation engineer is involved in the fine tuning of computer hardware, computer chips, design of the mother board and so forth.

Telecommunication engineers are involved in the designing, manufacture and operation of telecommunication devices. They are concerned with establishing communication by means of telephones, telegraphs, radar, radio, radio navigational aids, TV, broadcasting, satellite and fiber optics. Telecommunication engineers mainly deal with line and wireless communication, or radio, cable or satellite communication.