How to Excel in Computer Science Engineering in the U.S.

In an era where the concepts of big data, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing are ruling the roost, the demand for professionals who possess basic networking and programming skills is rising by leaps and bounds. These experts are increasingly being sought by domestic and international businesses who intend to transform the design and experience of their computer systems, operations, and processes.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that in 2016, over 80,000 students across the country graduated in the stream of computer science engineering. With time, this number is further expected to witness a massive upsurge.

However, succeeding in the field of computer science engineering does not just require bookish knowledge – you need to be proficient in the practical aspects of hardware and software management too. This is especially true if you are aiming to find a job in the United States. The kind of skills and capabilities that the U.S. based employers ask for are quite different from what is usually taught in Indian institutions.

In order to cater to these unfulfilled aspirations and help you excel in countries like the U.S., Manipal has a comprehensive, competent and effective study program called ICAS.

ICAS or International Center for Applied Sciences is essentially an engineering program that provides you with a unique opportunity to transfer credit and graduate with a top-ranked, international university. Run under the aegis of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), ICAS enrolls you for a 4-year engineering course, out of which only the first 2 years have to be completed at the Manipal campus. For the remaining 2 years, you are free to choose from over 100+ universities based in Australia, the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France or other similar countries.

The course doesn’t just help you to save up to 40% of your total fee, but it also provides you with a great amount of flexibility. You can easily switch between associated disciplines like mechanical engineeringautomotive engineering, aviation engineeringelectrical electronics engineering, etc. This enables you to accumulate better knowledge while developing smarter, empirical skills.

How Can ICAS Help You Excel in Computer Science Engineering In The US?

When it comes to being a computer science engineer in the United States, registering for the ICAS program can help you in a number of ways. These are:

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Unlike other engineering courses, ICAS does not push students to pick an area of specialization at the very beginning of the program. Instead, it successfully uses the first two years to groom and familiarize the students with different aspects of computer science engineering in both, India and abroad. As a result, the students become equipped to handle a variety of academic differences, thus becoming better prepared to deal with the nuances of an international educational system.


The ICAS program aims to instill marketable skills in students. Its primary focus is to impart a sense of professionalism in three specific areas – conceptual clarity, basic understanding, and international employability. To meet this end, the computer science engineering course introduces students to futuristic technologies and helps them apply theoretical principles in order to become well-versed with their functioning. It also enhances the students’ analytical and problem-solving abilities so that they become globally adept.


The ICAS program is structured in such a way that it meets all the requisite global education standards. In the first two years of the program, delegates from major international universities are invited to visit Manipal, interact with the students and highlight the options before them. These interactions expose and connect students to a newer world. Moreover, the course curriculum is designed along global lines so that the standard of computer science engineering remains quality-oriented, relevant and high.

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As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science engineers constitute about 5.3% or 79,000 of the country’s engineering workforce. With evolving technologies and increasing demand, this percentage is likely to increase much further. In such an environ, Manipal’s ICAS program can prove to be an excellent choice for your career. Irrespective of which country you stay in or which organization you join, your ability to adapt, perform and outshine in the field of computer science engineering would enable you to flourish without fail.




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