Careers

Computer engineers who work in hardware: research, design, develop, test and oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware, including computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems and related equipment such as keyboards, routers and printers. Computer engineers who work in software: design and develop the software systems that control computers.

The work of computer engineers is similar to that of electronics engineers in that they may design and test circuits and other electronic components; however, computer engineers do that work only as it relates to computers and computer-related equipment. The rapid advances in computer technology are largely a result of the research, development and design efforts of these engineers. Some careers of interest for computer engineering majors include:

  • Chief information officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Computer-aided designer
  • Computer animator
  • Computer applications engineer
  • Computer operator
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer science engineer
  • Computer security specialist
  • Computer service technician
  • Database analyst
  • Database manager
  • Data entry equipment operator
  • Date entry manager
  • Data processing department manager
  • Electronic data processing auditor/trainer
  • Educator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hardware sales/service person
  • Mathematician
  • Operations manager
  • Robotics technician
  • Software engineer
  • Software package developer/marketer
  • Software salesperson
  • Statistician
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems consultant
  • Systems manager