Computers, Tech & Engineering

If you want to design and engineer the computer components of the future, crafting technology to help companies and individuals be more productive and efficient, a degree in Computer Engineering Technology may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Computer Engineering Technology students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees may allow you to enter the workforce sooner but sometimes with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education. In this field, an associate degree is enough for entry into the industry but a bachelor's degree or higher is preferred.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and computer technology coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are often required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Computer Engineering Technology Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology include:

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Computer Systems Analyst was $90,920 in 2019 (1) while a Database Administrator earned $93,750 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.