Why Are AR & VR Courses Significant For UG Students?

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Career Trends: December 26, 2022

Curated by the Knowledge Team of  ICS Career GPS

From virtual gaming to defence training AR and VR find powerful applications everywhere.

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The world is buzzing around AR, VR and Metaverse. With a humongous global market size of $5 trillion by 2030, AR and VR are going to bring enormous opportunities. Many top-notch companies are already adopting the technology and reaping huge benefits. There is already a great demand for AR, VR and metaverse jobs, which will grow further at an accelerated rate. AICTE also recognises AR and VR as one of the top cutting-edge technologies and encourages universities to conduct AR/VR courses for upskilling undergraduate students.

Virtual reality can assist in practical learning by simulating real-world environments.

Universities abroad are already making the fullest use of this technology. For instance, in March 2021, Fisk University, HTC VIVE, T-Mobile and VictoryXR partnered to launch the first-ever interactive 5G-enabled VR human cadaver lab for learning delivery to pre-med and biology-related majors. Some jobs and professions require many hours of training to achieve proficiency. Nevertheless, real-world practice is often expensive or dangerous. This can be achieved with the help of headsets and software, using haptic (touch-based) devices resembling real-world objects that can provide real-time feedback.

From virtual gaming to defence training AR and VR find powerful applications everywhere. Businesses and e-commerce websites are completely turning towards AR and VR for the best virtual try-on and customer-appealing experiences.

We can witness the world of technology turning towards AR and VR. Tech Giants like Apple, Meta, Microsoft, and Google are releasing XR headsets. Industries are moving towards a hardware shift, marking the onset of the ‘XR era’. AR and VR enable a 3D experience of almost every application we enjoy on a 2D screen. The adoption of this amazing tech with more compelling use cases shall emerge with time.

AR and VR technology is equally crucial for both high school and undergrad students.

Augmented and Virtual reality can help students in the process of immersive learning. Many educational institutes are switching to the smart learning mode through AR and VR. The real boost comes when a student is promoted from a mere consumer to a creator. When students create their own 3D educational content, their learning gets intensified.

AR and VR is the trend that is going to occupy the entire tech world very soon. Learning AR and VR development is very crucial for students from technical backgrounds. With ever-changing technology, students need to keep themselves up to date. With the right knowledge, students can shine in their careers.

Here is a brief of top AR, VR and Metaverse careers:

1. Software Development
  • All companies that invest in, test or venture into AR/VR will require AR/VR software developers.
  • The need for developers will be exponential in such a rapidly rising business.
2. AR/VR Maintenance and Support
  • Industries are turning to augmented reality to eliminate machine repair mistakes and increase precise maintenance.
  • This is where an AR maintenance and support specialist can help.
3. Design/Graphics Engineer
  • AR/VR design or graphics engineers work with artists and designers to produce and improve on experience prototypes, bridging the gap between graphics and vision-based research.
  • They also manage their company’s 3D asset standards and produce new visualizations and effects.
4. Software Engineer
  • Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality Software Engineers are essential members of a company’s R&D team.
  • They create new software and features that allow diverse XR technologies to operate together.
  • They also work on the software and hardware components of VR/AR/MR technologies.
5. XR Gameplay and Tools Engineer
  • The XR Gameplay and Tools Engineer is responsible for developing debugging, scripting, and profiling tools.
  • They provide solutions that help developers reduce the time it takes to iterate software.
  • They also assist in improving developer tools and increasing workflow efficiency.

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