View Full Version : Jobs as a Computer Engineer!?.

10-04-2007, 08:18 PM
Well I am soon going to college in July and I want to go either into Computer Science or Computer Engineering. I know that in Computer Science you can get jobs as systems analyst, programmer, etc...I was wondering what jobs you do as a Computer Engineer?

10-05-2007, 02:11 AM
Digital Systems Design
Computer Networks
Network Security

Plus I got this from my university website:

Career opportunities exist in the areas of basic research, product design, software engineering, project engineering, engineering management, engineering consultancy, technical sales and many others. Graduates of this program will be qualified to assume entry level engineering positions which require a thorough knowledge of digital design principles and practices, the use of hardware description languages, and the interface between software and hardware. They will also be prepared to work on computer network design and the interconnection of multiple computers in a distributed processing environment as well as understand the software which integrates their operation.

Example jobs:
Some positions require either Computer Science, or Electric Eng. degree.
Computer Eng is right in between those two programs, so I'm sure a Computer Engineer would have an advantage.

the game hog
10-14-2007, 06:43 AM
I'm glad you posted this. I am also going to college for the same thing.

Personally, I am 80% sure I want to go for computer science. In the majority, most places want a bachelors degree in comp. science. Computer engineering I thinking is more broader and focused on hardware development and related stuff. Computer science is in general, everything with computers with programming languages, computer maintenance, and much more. Also, if your a web developer or you like programming, your probably going to like comp. science more like me :rolleyes:

10-15-2007, 12:23 AM
Computer Engineering usually includes classes on electronics and actual computer hardware design. You still do programming and such as well too.

10-15-2007, 11:38 AM
A very popular technical school close by offers a "computer science and engineering associates degree", it's pointer towards mostly programming but robotics as well and electrical design of hardware. I'm going to go for that and then later go for a BS of computer science and the maybe hopefully go for a masters or even my Phd. (only if I can make it).
There's a lot of jobs around here that are willing to hire me and pay for my college classes.

10-15-2007, 10:49 PM
Well I want either CS or CE but for some reason I am finding it hard to learn and keep memorize the codes for like C++ and its worrying me.Basically I know hello world only by heart and barely know what the codes to make it exactly mean.

10-15-2007, 11:56 PM
Well you'll take several classes on C++ (or whatever language the school teaches), they'll start from the basics and go on. Once you have the learned the fundamentals of programming, things like variables, functions, structs, classes, etc. you can apply them to any language usually.

10-16-2007, 01:29 PM
Ok so for me to be a software engineer I would need to get a Bachelors in Computer Science?