Helpful tips to prepare for graduate study in Computer Engineering:


Almost every area needs computer engineers and computer scientists, think about opportunities in the following fields:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer System Design firms
  • Local and Federal Government
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance Companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Transportation Companies (air plane, train, rental cars, etc)
  • Research Institutions
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Education Institutions
  • Internet Service Providers

Consider earning a minor in math or pursuing it as a second major.

  • Related experience is essential to employers, make sure you have an internship or two before graduating.
  • Look at professional society websites for job opportunities
  • Face time is important- go to career fairs, some employers may look over qualified candidates because of sheer volume.
  • Make contacts and use them when applying.

  • Keep it clean and simple, don’t worry about trying to make it “trendy”.
  • If you’ve built a computer, robot, etc, include it under experience.
  • Include a skills section to list knowledge of Linux, Unix, etc.
  • Under skills include language skills where you can list things such as Computer C/C++, Java, etc.

How do you anticipate using the skills/knowledge you’ve acquired in your internship in this position?

How has your college experience prepared you for this field? (file:///C:/Users/grad-career/Downloads/CSI_Preparing_for_an_Interview.pdf)

Expect technical questions, such as:

  • What is software engineering?
  • When you know programming, what is the need to learn software engineering concepts?
  • What is software scope?
  • How can we derive the size of software product?

Career Resources for Computer Engineering Majors:

Computer Engineering Degree Types:

Computer Engineering MS

Electrical and Computer Engineering MSECE

Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD

Electrical and Computer Engineering ME

Software Engineering and Systems MS

Career Paths:

  • Master’s Degree: 
    • Computer Hardware Engineer
    • Systems Software Developer
    • Software Engineer
    • Quality Assurance Engineer
    • Application Software Developer
  • PhD:
    •  Professor
    • Researcher
    • Design Engineer

Computer Hardware Engineer

Median Salary:$108,430

Outlook: +3% (slower than average)

Software Developer

Median Salary:$97,990

Outlook: +17% (faster than average)

Electro-Mechanical Technicians (Medical Robots, Designing mechanical equipment)

Median Salary:$53,070

Outlook: +1% (little/no change)

Computer and Information Research Scientist

Median Salary:$108,360

Outlook:+11% (faster than average)

Computer Programmer

Median Salary:$77,530


Forensic Science Technician

Median Salary:$55,360

Outlook:+27% (faster than average)


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Computer Aided Engineering

Computer Hardware Engineer

Computer Science and Engineering Magazine

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