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A Career Guide for the Computer Engineering Major


Computer Engineering positions are found in most engineering companies. Opportunities include the design of computers with such companies as IBM, Motorola, or Intel; the integration of computers into larger systems, from automobiles to communication systems; and software engineering, the design of large software and integrated software/hardware systems.

The following Interests and Aptitudes/Qualities are associated with or needed for success in the study of this major.

Interests
  • Working with ideas
  • Problem solving
  • Designing software/hardware programs
  • Computer games
Aptitudes
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Ability to break complex problems down into their component parts
  • Logical thinking
  • Multi-task oriented
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Good concentration skills
  • Good verbal/written communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Detail oriented

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS


The FAU program for a Bachelor's degree requires a total of 128 credits. At the lower division, in addition to the general education requirements, it requires calculus, and differential equations, physics with calculus and chemistry. The upper division program includes additional mathematics, computer engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering courses.


OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


The following are examples of positions often held by Computer Engineering graduates:

Design Engineer
Software Engineer
Development Engineer
Hardware Engineer
Systems Engineer
Computer Scientist
Systems Analyst
Programmer

FOR MORE INFORMATION


For information about choosing a career, graduate/ professional school, internships or job descriptions, and for career library resources, contact:

Career Development Center
Boca Raton Campus - Student Services Building, Room 220 (SU 220)
561-297-3533

Davie Campus - Modular G
954-236-1214

Jupiter Campus - SR 110
561-799-8010

For information about choosing a major and concentration and degree requirements, contact:

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Boca Raton Campus, Science & Engineering Building Room 308, (SE 308)
561-297-2680

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Boca Raton Campus, Science & Engineering Building Room 300, (SE 300)
561-297-3855


The Career Guide series was developed by the Florida Atlantic University Career Development Center, Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Undergraduate Programs, and in cooperation with the College of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.

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