Engineering Cover Letter
6 Street Road
October 27, 2013
Re: Junior Aerospace Engineer
I am a graduate in Aerospace Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. Following your advertisement in the National Newspaper on 12th February 2013, I want to put in my application for the position of Junior Aerospace Engineer
During my National Service with the National Aviation Authority, I worked in the Aeronautics department on how to design prototypes for aircrafts flight testing programs, design ways to find speed and fuel efficiency for flights and implement recommendations through design. Most of the practical work at National Aviation Authority was done through computer-aided design (CAD ) software to create and modify engineering designs.
This job description I worked on at National Aviation Authority is similar to the current position advertised at Marshall Aeronautics Engineering Ltd. I believe I am a perfect fit for this position and welcome the challenges involve.
Besides my technical abilities and experience is my ability to think critically in solving problem and working in a team. I also possess an excellent communication and interpersonal skills and follow job ethics in any organization I find myself.
I am excited with the prospect of working at your reputable company and welcome the opportunity to meet you to further discuss my qualification and experience into details.
Sincerely,[Your Name] Enclosure
Job Description of an Aerospace Engineer
Aerospace Engineering is built around aircraft and mechanical systems. Another angle of aerospace engineering is testing prototypes to make sure they meet design standards. Aerospace Engineering is a broad category of engineering discipline. An Aerospace Engineer can specialize in Control Systems, thermodynamics, propulsion and flight mechanics. But Aerospace engineering discipline is divided into two main stream: Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautical Engineering.
Aerospace Engineer needs a strong foundation in Physics and Mathematics. An advanced Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Engineering, Pilot Engineering, Computer Engineering and Aerospace Engineering can lead to this great profession. Important role of aerospace engineering involves research, maintenance, development and manufacturing.
Since this is an emerging field, the prospects in this discipline are enormous. According to United State Department of Labor the average annual salary of aerospace engineers was $97,480 in May 2010. This remuneration of aerospace engineers has improved over the years. It is one of the top paying professions in the world.
Aerospace Engineers are employed especially in aerospace and Aviation industry, but their skills set is expanding to other valuable areas. To be an aerospace engineer, one must be technically gifted with ability to work in a team and high problem solving skills. Aerospace Engineers nowadays are focusing on
- Aerospace Engineering Systems
- Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation Systems
- Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
The Job Description of an Aerospace Engineer involves:
- Routine maintenance of Aircraft.
- Designing prototypes for flight-testing programmes
- Assembling and fitting of aircraft and components
- Using CAD technology to create and simulate designs
- Resolving and retesting design to resolve issues during manufacturing phase
- Researching into the current technology trend of design specification
- Advancing features of the aircraft but still targeting minimal cost and flight expectations
Aerospace Engineering is fast becoming an authoritative discipline even in Sub Saharan Africa. The passion and drive for young engineering to enter such prestigious field is exciting. With greater height comes greater challenges.
22Old Road Street
Box 432, East Nairobi
www.delbakr.comOctober 27, 2013
Mr. Mork Rkar
Re: Food Process Engineer
Dear Mr. Rkar,
I head the announcement for the position of Food Process Engineer on radio XYZ on the 20th March, 2013. As I read through the qualification and job description for this position, I noticed this is a perfect match for my experience and qualification. I hold a degree in Food Process Engineering from University of Ghana and graduated recently with a GPA 3.70, an equivalent first class honours. I worked after my National Service with Nestle Ghana Ltd as a Food Engineer for three years.
As a Food Engineer, my research combines the knowledge in chemistry, microbiology, engineering and science. One major aspect of my job description with Unilever is the use of latest technology to process, package and preserve food products for market. I also worked on design techniques for food vendors and resellers.
Besides my qualification and experience, I am a fast leaner with ability to research and introduce new concepts in my design labs. I also possess leadership skills and will be happy to lead the team on projects and engineering works. I believe in working in a team and equipped myself with quality communication and interpersonal relationships especially with my working colleagues
I am excited and astonished about this vacant position in your highly placed company. I know this is a time to join your outfit to contribute my quota in your Food Processing Department. Your latest product on the market, Tito is amazing and would be happy to work on similar projects.
I am waiting on your reply to further meet you to discuss my qualification and experience into details.
Sincerely,[Your Name] Enclosure
Job Description of a Food Process Engineer
The field of Food Process Engineering is derived from Chemical Engineering discipline. The only difference is that Food Process Engineers apply additional skills required by the food industry regarding microbiology and food chemistry. The main task of a Food Process Engineer is to maintain the quality of food whiles finding means to increase its life by designing engineering machines and production mediums
To become a Food Process Engineer, one must be good in Chemistry and Biology. One must also study undergraduate degree leading to the award of Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Process Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Related disciplines such as Food Sciences, Agriculture or life Sciences is also applicable. This Engineering discipline is a practical field and an exciting one especially for graduates who are excited about producing products that combines excellent taste with better nutrition.
As a Food Process Engineer, one requires a strong problem-solving skills, effective communications skills, organizational skills and computer skills.
According to the 2006 Census, a graduate food engineer earns averagely between $90000 – $100000 per year.
As a Food Process Engineer, one can work in
- Meat and Livestock industry
- Beverages Industry
- Wheat and grains
- Snack Foods Industry
Food Process Engineers perform the following task at work places
- Research. Food Process Engineers research to come out with updated methods of preserving food products. This research normally is conducted through a case study with other team members or a conference
- Responsible for Food Safety. As a Process Engineer, one major expectation is the health implications of the food produced from the factory.
- As a Food Process Engineer, one challenging task is to develop cost efficient wholesale food production methods, and determine the standards for food quality and safety
- Food Engineers also carries out market surveys. This helps them to determine loop holes in the production processes. The scope of this research is to satisfy the consumer.
- Food Engineers follows laid down procedures for production mainly because of health implications of ignored tasks.
Mr. Alfred Markinks
Human Resource Manager
AllStar General Hospital
East Africa, Nairobi
6 Road West Street
Nairobi, Box 222
I was interested to read the job advertisement for the position of Biomedical Engineer as advertised on your official website www.allstar.com. In regard to this advertisement, I am putting in my application and resume. I am a Biomedical Engineer from Kenyatta University, Nairobi with first class academic record in bioinstrumentation. After my degree, I worked with a reputable hospital for five years where I gained immense experience in this field
Most of my specialized experience is in the field of: engineering design of biomedical equipment, modifying biomedical equipment to suit current market trends, improvement of treatment processes to reduce safety risks and research for companies of the use of biomedical equipment to enhance working conditions.
I possess excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with exceptional knowledge in medical products and materials technology. I am also current with technology especially in the field of biomedical engineering.
I have since my National Service being working in a team. I have a good team spirit with great communication and interpersonal skills. I love to lead especially in areas where problem solving needs a specific timeline range.
I am confident that my expertise and experience would add significant value to the prospect of this reputable company. I would be glad to meet you in person to further discuss my qualification and experience and tell you why I am the best candidate for this job.
Sincerely,[Your Name] Enclosure
Job Description of a Biomedical Engineer
Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that deals in applying engineering principle to biology and medicine for health benefits. The focus of biomedical engineering is to combine the design principles of engineering in medicine. As a new emerging field in engineering, career prospects in this field is tremendous.
To qualify as a Biomedical Engineer, one must study Science in the Senior High School level with a strong grade in Biology, Chemistry and average grades in Physics and Mathematics. At graduate level, one must study a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering or closely related field such as Biological Science or Computer Engineering.
Biomedical Engineer is based around materials engineering, chemical dispensing, electronics and much of information technology. Because Biomedical Engineering is a relatively new discipline much of the work surrounding it is based on research and design implementation especially in mobility and communication aids.
One of the leading Biomedical Engineering Schools is Johns Hopkins University, which is the largest undergraduate major. The mission of this great College is to improve human health through excellence in research and education at the interface of engineering, biology and medicine.
To become a professional Biomedical Engineer, one must have critical knowledge in electronics and molecular biology. One other emerging specialization in this field is Tissue Engineering and Nanotechnology.
Major Job Description of a Biomedical Engineer includes:
- Improving medical research equipment by incorporating materials especially microcomputers and lasers
- Diagnostics and monitoring of medical equipment especially CAT Scanners, kidney machines and pacemakers
- Design improved technology to help people with challenged disabilities. Better visual systems, improved communication modules and intelligent walking wheels
- Deal and research around technical challenges in the hospitals.
- Design and product feasibility by working in a team especially around manufacturers and technicians
- Attending Biomedical conference to exchange findings with other Engineers in similar field
- Technical training of Junior Biomedical Staff
As a Biomedical Engineer, one is expected to be a team player, very organized and have a strong research base.
Human Resource Manager
Mantrac Agric Services
3rd Lagos Avenue
Box 333, East
On the 22nd February, 2013 Mantrac Agric Services advertised for the position of Agricultural Engineer in the Times News Paper. This position is a perfect fit for my academic qualification. I am a degree holder in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. I also hold a Master’s degree in Irrigation Engineering from the same University. After completing my Master’s in 2005, I worked for six years as an Agricultural Engineer in Benko Agricultural Engineering Services.
Most of my job experience includes the design of agricultural machinery and equipment using computer technology, engineering design and manufacturing of crop storage, animal storage structures, supervision of food processing and plant operations and report preparation with analytical graphs after a research work on the field.
Besides my experience and qualification is my dedication to project. I am time conscious and able to work under pressure. One of my best experience is in the field of research and report writing. I recently won a contract for my recent company due to the exceptional proposal research I wrote to the Government.
I am friendly with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. I am a team player with good human relation skills.
I am enthused by this opportunity available in your reputable company and will be happy to meet you in person to further discuss my qualification and experience for this job.
Sincerely,[Your Name] Enclosure
Job Description of an Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural Engineering deals in agricultural production and processing as a discipline. Most of the time when we talk about Agricultural Engineering, the first thing that comes to mind is Farm activities. But Agricultural Engineering cuts across other disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Plant Studies and Animal Biology and Conservation Science.
To become an Agricultural Engineer, one must be good in Mathematics, Biology and a bit of Physics. At University level, one must study Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering or related discipline such as Agricultural Science, Animal Biology, Botany and Mechanical Engineering. As one of the oldest Engineering discipline, Agricultural Engineers apply knowledge of engineering to design simple but useful structures, equipment and machinery.
Agricultural Engineers have a vast list of professional bodies that they can join
- National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
- Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM)
- Council on Agricultural and Science Technologies (CAST)
- American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE)
- Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America (ASHCA)
As an Agricultural Engineer, one can work in Research Institutions especially the Universities, Mechanical Engineering fields, Food Processing and Safety Fields, Livestock rearing fields and farm cultivation and harvesting.
Agricultural Engineers are also expected to be smart and work in a team. One must also keep updated on technology and the modern equipment on the market with corresponding technological implementations
The job description of an Agricultural Engineer is spelled out clearly:
- Production of machinery or supervision one
- Estimating and minimizing cost, safety and reliability situations
- Design and implement barns, farmhouses and closely monitored shelters
- Develop and new modules of pesticides and insecticides. This can be achieved through research
- Designing harvest and power units for agriculture purpose
- Safety and environmental control of aquaculture, poultry and livestock
- Serving as Veterinary Officers for home grown Animals
- Measuring the chemical composition of water and advising on managing pollution.
- Extreme research base is also an important task of an Agricultural Engineer. Without research, the last discovery will not be realized.
|Box 32, Main Street
Mr. Tulling Paul
Human Resource Manager
Dear Mr. Tulling
Re: Telecom Engineer
I am applying for the position of a Telecom Engineer at Vodafone International as advertised recently on JobWebKenya platform. I am a Telecommunication Engineering graduate from Lancaster University with ten years’ experience with MTN as a Communications Engineer in charge of Network Operations.
With regard to this job position, my qualification is a perfect fit. I have experience in creating I-SPECSs and order equipment cables for IP networks, project-specific installations, engineering database ICON, CCP and using CISCO switches and routers
I possess a strong technical and project management capabilities as well as excellent PC and Software application skills, including but not limited to windows and MS Office 365. I am highly motivated for this position, customer focused with proven trend of organizational and leadership skills to push all projects co completion using solution-driven analysis, superior communication and project methodology
Attached to my technical excellence is my ability to liaise effectively with all team members and colleagues. Clients are always my numbers one priority and have learnt throughout my corporate life to develop a strong communication and interpersonal relationship with them.
I am excited of the prospects at Vodafone International and look forward to the opportunity to meet you and further elaborate on my experience as a Telecom Engineer.
Job Descriptions of a Telecoms Engineer
Telecommunication Engineering is derived from Electrical Engineering discipline and a leading emerging field in Engineering. The work of a Telecom Engineer varies from basic circuit design to power optimization. As a Telecoms Engineer, one should be able to design complex electronic systems. It is also important as a Telecoms Engineer to build systems for effective communication.
To become a Telecommunications Engineer, the individual must be good in Mathematics and Physics. The core module of Telecom Engineering is based on Physics and Communication. For Undergraduate Studies, degree in Telecommunication Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science are effective blocks.
As a Telecommunications Engineer, one is tasked with the ability to design networks, depending on the protocol and the broadcasting equipment to be used. The working environment of a Telecommunications Engineer usually work in the office with occasional outdoor cable operations. The working condition of a Telecoms Engineer is excellent but they usually work also on weekends and peak times.
A Telecommunications Engineer must be current with technology especially in mobile telephony and networking since this is one of the emerging field in the world. One can work in career prospects such as:
- Mobile telephony and communications
- Remote sensing, digital control and measurement
- Data networks and voice communications modules
- Media Communications especially TV and Radio
- Remote sensing, controls and digital systems
A Telecommunications Engineer is expected to be Technical with logical approach to solving problems. In Addition, good team work and great organizational skills is also expected of a Telecommunications Engineer.
As a form of Job Description, Telecommunications Engineers are expected to:
- Maintain the quality of the network by continues troubleshooting and maintaining possible network outages especially during peak hours
- Design and plan networks depending on population count of a particular area.
- Designing networks to meet customer satisfaction. The Telecoms Engineer is expected to listed to a customer before embarking on his or her projects
- Testing of circuit boards, equipment and rectifying any anomaly during operations
|Mail Box 32, Uhulu StreetNairobi Kenya
Mr. Mike Living
Human Resource Manager
Peonagon Exploration Inc.
Re: Geological Engineer
I am writing this application letter to apply for this job position as advertised in the Daily Graphic on Monday, September 1st, 2012.
As a graduate in Geological Engineering from Nairobi University, I am looking forward in applying my technical skills to the ongoing exploration project at Peonagon Exploration Inc.
Having been part of a geological project at Newmont International as a Geologists in their Olubee Exploration field, I have developed vast technical experience especially in geological data mapping and field data analysis.
Attached to my skills is my ability to use software programs such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Mapinfo/Discover and the MS Office 365. As a team member, I enjoy working with other related technical staff but I am also confident in working on sole projects and assuming task autonomously. Challenges are part my job description but I have a strong problem solving and analytic skills.
Most of all, I possess a strong communication and interpersonal skills along with my ability to respect the job ethics of any company
I am a strong candidate for this position and welcome the opportunity to meet you to further elaborate on my qualification and experience
Enclosure : Resume, Certificate
Job Description of a Geological Engineer
Geological Engineering combines the field of Geology and Engineering and emphasizes on how human beings can put the earth to a better use. Geological Engineers for instance studies and analyses the field where road or dam might be built. Another important monitoring ability of Geological Engineers is in the field for earthquake and volcanoes detection. As a Geological Engineer, one important application subject area is the field of geosciences. As broad as Geological Engineering can be, it has been divided into two main parts
Geotechnical Engineering – which deals in environmental effects on rocks, projects and soil in terms of stability.
Hydrogeology engineering which deals in pits and groundwater experiments. Geological Engineers also work on extraction and development of fossil fuel deposits
To become a Geological Engineer, one must be very good in Physics and Mathematics. A graduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering or related field Geosciences, Geography, Geophysics, and Civil Engineering are relevant. This field exposes the Engineer with a broad background in science and engineering.
Today employers are interested in Geological Engineers who are analytical with good communication and team work spirit. It also important to be up-to-date with Information Technology and utilize geological software to the maximum.
According to the College Finder, the top ranking Geological Engineering Universities includes:
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Rochester
- University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
- University of Wisconsin Madison
- Colorado School of Mines
- University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
- University of Utah
As a Geological Engineer, one is expected to perform the following responsibilities at work:
- Select a suitable site using geological navigation
- Consulting and working with other engineering geologists, consultants and contractors
- Using engineering principles to analyze and test deposits/bedrocks
- Applying the fundamentals in geology and engineering science to solve environmental problems
- Applying geology to obtain information as needed for engineering analysis and design
- Collecting data for analysis on the field
- Subjecting projects to meet set timelines and budget constraints
|333 Avenue Road,
Mamobi , Kenya
Mr. Alvis Anahka
Human Resource Manager
Tullow Oil Plc
Re: Petroleum Engineer
Tullow Oil Plc advertised for the position of Petroleum Engineer in the Daily Graphic, a position for which I want to put in my application. I am a Petroleum Engineering graduate from Harvard University with ten years experience as a Reservoir Engineer in oil recovery and production.
As a Petroleum Engineer, most of my job description with my recent company includes analyzing well-logging results, forecasting production potential in oil reservoir, creating pumps and making technical recommendations on ways to enhance well flow and liaising with Safety Engineers to discuss work related hazard relating to health and environmental performance.
My technical academic knowledge in geophysics, reservoir engineering and petroleum geology expands my knowledge as a Petroleum Engineer and suits the job description for this job.
I possess excellent problem solving skills, analytical skills and ability to think critically to solve complex problems.
With my professional attributes and skills of a corporate worker, I hope to be able to discuss my qualification and experience with your outfit at any scheduled convenience of interview.
Enclosure : Resume
Job Description of a Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineering is a lucrative Engineering discipline but highly competitive especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Petroleum Engineers are task with the production of hydrocarbons to natural gas or crude oil. Petroleum Engineers play a critical role in operations by managing oil and gas producing properties and identify related properties for performance improvement and profitability to the company
To become a Petroleum Engineer, one must be very good in Chemistry. You must also offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering or a related field like Geological Engineering. A Petroleum Engineer can work in a vital capacity such as:
Production Engineering – By handling the daily management of oil production and help in increasing revenue by lowering operational cost
Production Operations – By implementing an environmentally sound practices in the field of operations and maintenance
Reservoir Engineering – This deals with evaluation and performance operations on the field. The task is to maximize the ultimate value of a property
With regard to a recent study, the top ten prestigious Petroleum Engineering Universities in the USA includes
- University of Texas at Austin
- Texas A&M
- Colorado School of Mines
- University of Southern California
- Stanford University
- University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
- Louisiana State Agricultural & Mechanical College
- University of Alaska
- Marietta University
- Texas Tech
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of Petroleum Engineers is $138, 980 per year. Salaries ranged from $69,850 to over $187,000 per year.
As a Petroleum Engineer, one is supposed to carry task such as:
- Cooperating with geoscientists, production and managers to predict production trends and well-logging outcomes
- Using approved mathematics models to analyze development plans and for maximum economic benefits
- Using IT skills to improve the operations of Petroleum geo-sites
- Managing the environmental impact of Petroleum fumes and early detection of gas hazards.
- Overall maintenance of petroleum equipment on and off the field
- Using hydraulic fracturing technique to recommend flour rate enhancement
- Petroleum Engineers also take supervisory responsibility. This includes educating crew members and motivating them to meet planned deadlines.
|400 Nairobi Road
Kenya, Mys Inlink
Mr. Felix Amador
Human Resource Manager
Dear Mr. Amador,
Re: Electronic Engineer
Following your advertisement for the position of Electronic Engineer at Sony Ericsson, I wish to put in my application letter for this job position. I am an experienced Electrical Engineer with 15 years working experience at MTN in the Electronic Department.
In my recent position as an Electronic Engineer, I worked on communication systems, computers, integrated circuits and other electronic systems that use electricity as a means to process information. My vast knowledge and experience in electronic communication is a perfect suit for the job description at Ericsson Nairobi.
Most of my projects at MTN is done with little or no supervision from research, concept, development, design and implementation of project.
Apart from my degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Nairobi, I possess a certification in CCNA and a member of IEEE. I am a critical thinker and a trend analyst of computer-aided programs to develop and design electrical systems.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and further explain my qualification and experience in detail.
Enclosure : Resume, Certification, Membership IEEE
Job Description of an Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering is a discipline that has been a strong force in technology for over a decade. Electrical Engineers are concerned with Electronic devices and how to build systems such as generators, embedded computers, amplifiers, microprocessors, robots and artificial intelligence systems. As an Electrical Engineer, one is concerned with new designs and its implementations to solve simple but complex task. With emerging technologies, Electrical Engineers are expected to learn modern trends to meet the demand of innovators and techies.
To Become an Electrical Engineer, one must be strong in Mathematics and Physics. The rest is how to apply these fields in magnetism, circuit and systems and engineering processes. One must also attend Higher College with a Degree or Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or similar field such as Computer Engineering.
According to QS World Ranking of Electrical Engineering Universities, the top ten rankings include
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Stanford University
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of Cambridge
• ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
• University of Oxford
• University of California, Los Angeles
• Imperial College, London
• Harvard University
• National University of Singapore (NUS)
An Electrical Engineer can join professional bodies such as the National Association of Black Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), National Society of Professional Engineers and International Society of Automation (ISA)
Electrical Engineers have a massive job base. They can work in Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Chemical Industry, Electronic Industry, Defense Industry, Oil and Gas Companies, Power generating industry, Telecoms and the Utility Industry. The list continues.
An Electrical Engineer who is a professional in the field takes an average salary of $45,000 to $60,000 in 2008 according to figures from jobs posted in CareerStructures.com
The job description of an Electrical Engineer ranges from
• Power generation, transmission and distribution to the countryside
• Building services in the society such as lighting, ventilation and life systems
• Manufacturing especially in the Construction Sector
• Carrying out cutting-edge feasibility studies for new technical developments
• Cost estimation and analysis for scheduled project timelines
• Installation testing and analyzing power system, telecom system and data flow
|200 Nairobi RoadKenya, City Inlink
Mr. Jude Lexis
Human Resource Manager
With regard to your MTN job advertisement on the 20th of August 2013, at your official website www.mtn.com, I wish to apply for the position of Computer Engineer. I am a graduate Computer Engineer from Kenyatta University and a certified CCNA Engineer. Due to my excellent networking and hardware skills, I worked as a Systems Engineer with Airtel Kenya and rose to the rank of Systems Manager.
In my recent position with Airtel Kenya, I oversee the design and production of computer hardware, troubleshooting defects and isolating them, component integration and design testing, report specific generation, extensive computer analysis and lifespan durability of purchased electronic components.
Hardware architecture, device drivers, circuit boards and system chip design are part of my daily task with Airtel Kenya as a Systems Engineer.
With extreme technology advancement comes my ability to think critically, multitask and a high degree of change to adapt to new system, tools and technologies with limited supervision.
I possess excellence written and communication skills especially in project documentation. My ability to liaise and work effectively with my team members, colleagues and junior staff puts me ahead for this job position.
I look forward to this position and excited with the prospects of working with MTN.
Enclosure: Resume, Certificate, CCNA Certification
Job Description of a Computer Engineer
Computer Engineering is fast becoming one of the best engineering disciplines in the world due to the vast employment opportunities available. Computer Engineering is derived from the discipline of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The core base of Computer Engineering is software development that can drive a hardware. Computer Engineers are modern with the capability to continuously push the applicability of computers to industry demand and technological trend changes. Computer Engineers embed computers into other machines and build network across to transfer data. Computer Engineers are also making computers to be intelligent and self-serving.
To become a Computer Engineer, one must be good in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical, Electronics and Computers. You must be awarded with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering.
According to the Best Grad Schools ranking of Computer Engineering Universities, the list of top ten schools includes
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of California – Berkeley
- Carnegie Mellon University
- University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
- Cornell University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
- University of Texas
- Princeton University
- Purdue University – West Lafayette
Computer Engineers can join professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), National Society of Black Engineers and the Association of Computing Machinery
Computer Engineers can work as .Net Developers, Senior Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Engineer, Cisco Network Voice Engineers, Web Developers and Database Architects
As a Computer Engineer, one can earn an average minimum salary of $56,000, a medium range of $89,000 and a maximum salary of $140,328.
A typical job description of a Computer Engineer includes using programming languages such as Java, C, C++ and COBOL for software development, design and integrating of system on chip for electronics component, local area and wide area networking, working with experts from related fields especially electronic engineers to carry out a research on a new innovation, working with android programs and mobile technology.
|243 Nairobi Road
Kenya, City Express
Dr. Anani Mayes
Human Resource Manager
Aluworks Nairobi Limited
Following your recent advertisement in the Daily Graphic on the 20th of April, 2013 for the position of Civil Engineer, I wish to put in my application documents. I am a degree holder in Civil Engineering from Moi University in Kenya with vast experience in construction works and project design.
In my recent position at Nairobi Highway, I worked in my capacity as the Highway Civil Engineer in charge of construction and road engineering works. Most of my job description at Nairobi Highway includes undertaking feasibility studies on the quality of road been constructed, liaising with subcontractors and architects on road construction in the area, scheduling and purchasing material necessary for road construction and managerial supervision to ensure road works and construction meet the demanded timeline and completion.
Attached to my vast technical background is my work ethics. I possess excellent communication skills, top working relationship with colleagues and respect work related codes of conduct. I am excited to be part of Aluworks Nairobi Limited especially with the rich experience I can offer to help improve the engineering standards of this reputable company.
I look forward to any scheduled interview and further discussion by your reputable outfit.
Enclouse : Curriculum Vitae
Job Description of a Civil Engineer
Civil Engineering is one of the oldest Engineering disciplines in the world. This engineering discipline is the pre-foundation for other professional engineering expansion especially the field of Electrical Engineering. Civil Engineers are responsible for shaping our environment by building structures and facilities that will have a major impact on lives and durability of properties. Civil Engineers also simplify our normal daily activities. A typical example is boarding a car to work. Civil Engineers are responsible for that road you use in the morning.
A candidate who aspires to become a Civil Engineer must be exceptionally good in Physics and Mathematics. These two grades must be equivalent to an excellent. To become a Civil Engineer, one must offer top courses in the University such as Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Related course that can easily lead you to become a Civil Engineer is Mechanical Engineering or any other closely related Engineering discipline.
To become a Civil Engineer, you must attend top Engineering Schools which are noted for awarding quality Engineering Degrees. According to QS World ranking of Universities by Subject, Civil & Structural Engineering, the top ten includes
- Imperial College London
- University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
- The University of Tokyo
- Delft University of Technology
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Kyoto University
- Nan yang Technological University
- University of Hong Kong
- University of Texas
As a Civil Engineer, one can belong to the following associations: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Earthquake Engineers Research Institute (EERI), American Concrete Institute, ASM International and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
A Civil Engineer can work in a variety of disciplines. Career prospects of a Civil Engineer will be in areas such as Building Control Surveyor, Building Services Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Site Engineer, Water Engineer and Structural Engineer.
According to the International Labor Department, Civil Engineers made an average salary of $77,990 in 2011. The most paid 10% percent in the professional earned $119,620 whiles the minimum paid employee earned $50,370. The statistics further stated that, the highest compensated position are within the industrial and commercial category.
Civil Engineering is a unique profession with most graduates venturing into road and construction companies. A Civil Engineer is required to offer the following technical services in the workplace
- Hold top engineering meetings with client to discuss requirement for projects
- Testing material for strength and map-survey analysis with the use of computer-aided software
- Time requirement and feasibility studies on projects.
- Establishing a stable relationship between the environment and the risk of engineering works to the said environment
- Ensuring and maintaining the health and safety rules of this profession.