The Diploma in Engineering or Diploma in Technical Studies is a technical degree below the undergraduate rank which aims to provide students with some basic knowledge of engineering, scientific, computing, mathematical techniques, a sound knowledge of English to communicate in the job field and ability to apply the basic problem solving techniques. Its duration is 3–4 years. Many countries in the world recognize it as equivalent to Inter-Science or Pre-Engineering for further studies purpose. After successful completion of Diploma in Engineering course, students can either continue further Engineering studies in undergraduate level or get employment as supervisors, foremen, sales engineers, workshop technicians, draughtsman, service station managers, auto engineers, agricultural overseers, farm managers, junior instructors, workshop superintendents etc. In most of the countries one can apply for studying diploma in engineering degree after completion of 10th grade or the secondary school certificate.