By the year 2018, 51% of STEM jobs will be computer occupations.*

What is Computer Engineering About?

Computer Engineering

Computer engineering focuses on system, software and hardware aspects of computing, and includes programming and software engineering. Students learn about electronics, logic design, computer design and architecture, microprocessors, design automation, operating systems and software engineering.

Computer engineer's career opportunities are limitless and include working in the computer industry or with companies that integrate computers into more complex products.

After graduation then what?
After graduating with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, students can pursue a career in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, software engineering, digital design, embedded systems, defense and health care.

What is Computer Science About?

Computer science is the study of computers, computer software and computational systems including their theory, design, development and application.

Computer Science

Principal areas within computer science include Internet and web programming, mobile system development, data mining and machine learning, social networks, video game development, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, database systems, programming languages, software engineering and theory of computing. Computer science incorporates concepts from mathematics, engineering and psychology.

Students complete coursework in algorithms, machine organization, programming language concepts, theory, computer systems and software engineering. Because of the tremendous impact computer scientists have on society, the curriculum also requires students to pursue studies in the social sciences and the humanities.

After graduation then what?
After graduating with a bachelor of science degree in computer science, students can pursue a career with consulting firms, banks, schools, the government, telecommunications, the military, private engineering or software companies, professional and technical journals, or research and development locally, nationally and internationally.

Students will also be able to start their own IT company. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate studies for further specialization in any of the computer science and engineering disciplines.

* Carnevale, A.P., Smith, N. & Strohl, J. (2010). Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements. Washington, DC: Center on Education and the Workforce.