All about B.Tech/BE Software Engineering Course

Last updated: 29 Oct 2020

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What is Software Engineering?

Software engineering is a pragmatic discipline from the very beginning, the mindset of the software engineering research community has been focused on solving problems faced by practicing software engineers and hence most of the software engineering work is motivated by pragmatic outcomes. The software engineering research results typically require at least a semi-plausible scenario by which they can be used by practicing software engineers to assist in their development of software.

Software is a program or set of programmes containing institutions which provide desired functionality and engineering is the processes of designing and building something that serves a particular purpose and find a cost-effective solution to problems. Software engineering is a systematic approach to the design development operation and maintenance of a software system.

Introduction to B.Tech/BE Software Engineering

The B.Tech/BE Software Engineering is an undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course basically teaches the students to design which in turn can be implemented by programmers. The course revolves around designing, maintaining, analysing and testing new applications or updating old ones. Software engineers are required to work in a team that comprises of other professionals like project managers, testers, architects, system engineers, etc.

The course gives the aspiring students a platform to make career in the field of software applications. The course offers various spheres of specialisation, which is extremely beneficial for students as it becomes easy for them to choose their area of interest. The course aims at training students who can contribute with excellent skills and innovative ideas in the market.


The students who have passed PUC or 10+2 with science background can join to B.Tech/BE courses.The students interested in joining B.Tech/BE courses are required to qualify competitive exams like CET/COMED-K/JEE with high marks in order to get merit seats in various colleges.

Admission Procedures

The students with relevant qualifications can join to B.Tech/BE courses by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is Direct admission.

Let’s discuss in detail

Merit Admission

The students who are interested to join B.Tech/BE Software Engineering degree should mandatorily appear for CET/COMED-K/JEE or institutional-based entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The engineering college allots the merit seats to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their entrance exams and marks scored in PUC or 10+2.

There are two types of counselling for the B.Tech/BE students

1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the government engineering colleges and other engineering colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for the B.Tech/BE programmes in their chosen colleges. The Engineering colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).

2. COMED-K Counselling

The students who are interested to join the private autonomous engineering colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are required to apply for the COMED-K counselling procedures. The students should qualify the COMED-K counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous engineering colleges or deemed universities for Engineering programmes.

Direct Admission 

The students have another option of getting admission to B.Tech/BE Software Engineering course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.

Course Curriculum

The students of B.Tech/BE Software Engineering students will be studying the following subjects during their course duration

Sl No Subjects of Study


Computer and Information Technology


Applied Physics


Applied Mathematics


C and Data Structures


Network Theory


Semiconductor Devices and Circuit


Engineering & Drawing Practice


Objective Oriented Programming with C++


Elements and mechanical Engineering


Discrete Structure and Graph Theory


Data Processing and File Organisation


Linear and Digital ICS Application


Switching Theory and Logical Design


Managerial Economics and Accountancy


Computer Organisation


Operating System


Design and Analytics of Algorithm


Electrical Technology


Operating Systems


Operation Research


Data Communications


Interfacing through Microprocessors


Theory of Computation


Principles of Programming Languages


System Programming


Software Engineering


Distributed System


Java Programming


Advanced Computer Applications


Fault tolerant Systems


Digital Speech and Image Processing


Neutral Networks


Simulation and Modelling




Data Mining and Warehousing


Advanced Databases

Career & Scope

There is a huge scope for B.Tech/BE Software Engineering students in the job sector. They are required in large number in the IT field.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh B.Tech/BE Software Engineering students will be earning around 4 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 8 lakhs to 16 lakhs per annum.

Top Organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Software Engineering students

Some of the top organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Software Engineering students are:

  • Infosys
  • Capgemini
  • Cognizant
  • Wipro
  • IBM
  • HP
  • Accenture
  • Microsoft

Placement opportunities

Some of the job roles available are:

Software Developer: As a Software developer one should be apt for quick learning, knowledge about fundamentals, awareness about current affairs and a good understanding of any of the programming languages like C, Java, PHP, Swift, C#, JavaScript, etc. The software developers are required to develop software according to the client requirements.

Application developer: The application (app) is a customized software (collection of programs) which performs a specific function and works on mobile devices like phones or tablets, etc. Scholars who have a good understanding of user requirement and knowledge of programming languages, designing of user interfaces can excel in app development. The application developers are required to develop applications according to the client specific requirements.

Data Analyst: Data is a raw collection facts. The role of a data analyst is to make it into information from where inferences can be drawn which further can be used in decision making. The graduate should have knowledge of tools like R, Python, SPSS, Advanced Excel and capabilities like collecting, processing and communicating data becomes a good analyst of data. In the world of digitization huge  amount of data is being generated by sensors, mobile devices, satellites, to name a few, which in turn generates a lot of demand for data analysts.

Database Administrator: Data is a wealth of every personnel/organization. Responsibility of database administrator is looking into various administrative aspects of data like assigning various access controls among various users of data, estimation, and execution of appropriate data storage, implementation of data recovery to ensure availability of data even in case of accidental losses, update database permissions as and when required using strong technical and inter-personnel communication skills.

Software Testing Engineer: In order to ensure the quality of the software, every organization gets the software checked by a team of engineers whose job is to examine whether the software meets user requirements or not. Knowledge about basic constructs of programming language helps software testing engineer to ease of understanding functionality of coding done by the developer and excel in writing test cases. Thorough knowledge in either of selenium/JMeter/IBM Rational Functional tester/IBM Performance tester, to name a few, is essential to excel in this career. The software testing engineers are responsible to ensure an bug free environment in software development lifecycle.

Information security specialist: The job of information security specialist is to envisage vulnerabilities to the security of the information and take corrective measures, in case of its breach. To be a good specialist of information security in addition to knowledge of programming languages like PH, JAVA, C, C++ one should have knowledge of networking concepts and thorough knowledge of various operating systems like WINDOWS, Linux, Unix, etc.

Networking Engineer: Networking facilitates the transfer of information from one device to another device. CCNA certifications will give enough theoretical and practical knowledge in establishing networking based on the requirement of the organization. The networking engineers are responsible to maintain the networks in an organisation and ensure that they are secured from outside threats and cyber-attacks.

Final Words

There are ample job opportunities in the field of software engineering. Nearly 75% of the world’s economy is due to IT technologies and solutions. The B.Tech/BE Software Engineering students will be handsomely paid and can expect excellent career growth in the field. The students with a passion towards computers can join to this course.

At Galaxy Education, we help you through the process of finding and applying to the right Colleges in Bangalore. Contact us in below details to get more information on admission procedure and how to secure your seat:

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