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Your guide to become a Computer Engineer in Malaysia

Average Salary

RM 2,000 - 3,200

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Who is a Computer Engineer?

From developing computer systems to designing intricate technological devices, Computer Engineers combine electronic engineering with computer sciences to ensure that computers function the way they do today.

It is not an uncommon phrase that you hear people saying computers are smarter than humans. Contrary to the popular belief, the only language that most digital devices recognise is the complex combination of 0 and 1. With only two digits, humans have created an entire digital world that is so smart and convenient to our lives. As much as it sounds simple, it is a complicated and tough process to create or develop a computer programme. Therefore, if you are good with computers include diagnos...

It is not an uncommon phrase that you hear people saying computers are smarter than humans. Contrary to the popular belief, the only language that most digital devices recognise is the complex combination of 0 and 1. With only two digits, humans have created an entire digital world that is so smart and convenient to our lives. As much as it sounds simple, it is a complicated and tough process to create or develop a computer programme. Therefore, if you are good with computers include diagnosing and solving the problems, this is the right career for you!

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The pros and cons of being a Computer Engineer:

Pros

Attractive salary

Opportunity to work in many different industry such as computer manufacturing and computer systems design

Cons

Stressful because work can be demanding

May cause back or health problems due to long period of sitting

What are all the responsibilities of a Computer Engineer ?

Work in team

Develop, test, run and evaluate computer programmes, softwares and hardwares

Design, develop and test electronic components and circuits

Research about computer operating systems

Up-to-date on the latest technology advancement and trends

What skills do you need to become a Computer Engineer?

Good problem-solving skills

When you developed a computer programme, software, hardware or even game, you will need to do multiple tests until it is perfect. The catch is, each time you run a test, you will find new problems sprouting out from everywhere. You will need to be able to diagnose the issues and solve them until the programme is free of errors and flaws.

Patient and determined

You have ran the test for the 1,459th time and the problem is still there. You should not give up and continue troubleshooting until the problem is solved. In this case, you would need to keep calm to get to the root of the problem. After all, that’s all part of the fun and challenges as a Computer Engineer right? If you see the beauty in rectifying these computer glitches, bugs and problems, then you are an ideal person for this job!

Knowledge of programming languages

If you think computers understand your typical ABC then you’re very wrong! Depending on the situation, computers need a certain “programming” language to get them working. Some of the high-level languages include C++, JAVA, COBOL and FORTRAN.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Computer Engineer?

What are the requirements to be a Computer Engineer?

You will need at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

What are the working hours of a Computer Engineer?

A Computer Engineer typically works 40 hours a week. Depending on your project deadlines, you may require to work overtime and even weekends.

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Who are all the top recruiters for Computer Engineer in Malaysia?

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