•Mathematics- math skills
are essential for both construction of hardware
and programming of software.
•Software knowledge- Within this workforce the majority of the work
you produce is performed by software, as you are required to design programs,
write codes and test them for any problems.
•Hardware knowledge- Being aware of how a computer is built and it’s
different components to be able to work with it.
•Programming Languages- An essential
skill to conquer when producing computer programs, as you have to be efficient
when using python to create
•Management- Advancing and achieving a higher
position is a purpose most people desire,
whether its in engineering or other fields, so it’s a drive for us to achieve better, therefore you
being able to manage a group of engineers is essential, otherwise you will
stay in the same position.
•Problem Solving- Computer
hardware engineers need to have the ability to develop and find solutions
to any given problems. In addition coding is a major part of their role which
needs to be mastered. It’s essential, as nothing can be a maybe when doing this
but a 100%, as any small mistake can ruin everything. When necessary and a
problem takes place a person with good problem solving skills is needed to
identify these mistake and correct them. Therefore accuracy is
vital when focusing
on the small details as it can make
a big difference.
engineering requires a bachelor’s degree in computer or engineering.
•Analytical skills- Computer
hardware engineers require this as it helps them solve problems and
analyse equipment to determine the most
suitable solution to improve them.
hardware engineers design new types of IT devices and are
consistently designing, building and testing new hardware systems and producing
blueprints of computer equipment using AutoCAD.
Additionally, their role in solving
technical problems requires ‘thinking out of the box’, as you will need to
apply your creative thoughts to solve any given problem.
•Critical thinking- Engineers use
their reasoning to examine assumptions, and identify strengths and weaknesses
of solutions to problems.
engineering jobs require team work therefore team skills is necessary as being
part of a team means you will need to interact with other, to be able to
progress as a team.
•Soft skills- Effective
verbal and written communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Benefits of soft skills is that you are able to develop good work
etic, confidence and team leadership, that will give
you an advantage in your career.
••Patience- Within this
field you are mostly required to sit and write codes, so you will need
perseverance and patience to be able to
succeed and progress.
•Troubleshooting- A skill
required by the engineer to be able to find the cause
of the mistake, hence you are able to avoid the same
mistakes at later times.
•Learning- Being a quick
learner, grasping skills quickly is crucial as technology
keeps changing, so you will need to be continuously updated on your
knowledge and aid you to grow within the engineer’s workplace.
•Knowledge- Engineers are expected to have computer programming
and software development skills and be able to test models of the
computer hardware they design and analyse the results and
adjust when required.
engineers are most likely to plan programs and such logically as it makes it
easier to understand and change if needed.
•Management- Advancing in work and
gaining a higher position is a purpose most people desire whether
engineering or other fields, so it’s a drive to
achieve better, therefore to achieve this one of the required skills is to
manage a group of engineers, otherwise you will stay in your
•Feedback- A hardware engineer must be open to any
critics and should always ask for feedback from his manager or his colleagues,
therefore should respond to these criticisms by making improvements.
•Approachable- Colleagues are
able to approach them without hesitation, hence the employee is able to build
bonds with them. This develops a happier working environment so employees come
into work with a positive attitude and wanting to do work.
•Prior experience- To be able to
succeed in different aspects of the job a desirable skill which makes you as a
an individual more employable is having
previous experience, as it provides you with
skill and experience hence you become more favorable.
This is because you have beneficial knowledge within the field that you aren’t
taught at university,
Competition for jobs is common, so it’s important to
be seen as unique, so having a second language is necessary it enables you to
interact with foreign clients which benefits your company. In addition, you’re
able to build friendships with other colleagues who speak your second language
which can also mean you are able to relate to the same culture. As a result you
are able to develop a family at work, hence breaking any existing barriers,
making work more enjoyable and comfortable, which can reflect on your attitudes
towards work. Also many researches have
shown that employees with multiple languages are efficient and have a higher
capability at solving problems, which is vital when fixing a problem in a
To stand out from other potential employees you need
to have time management to be able to meet deadlines, which will reduce stress
and meeting these deadline to the best of your ability as a hardware engineer
is key which can achieved through focus and hard work, which is highly
achievable when you’re not under pressure and stress free.
•Open door policy- A potential
employee must be open to any criticisms or advice given by others, as well as
having this characterises means open communication is present therefore
relationships between employees and managers are stronger.
•Curiosity- To seem
favorable compared to others you need to be curious to be able to research and
discover a solutions to problems, in order to help the company.