Computers, Tech & Engineering - Computer Engineering and Science
If you're fascinated by computers and want to gain the technical skills and foundational knowledge to help create the computer hardware and software of the future, a degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science may be the perfect fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Computer Engineering and Computer Science students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree, allowing graduates to enter the workforce sooner but typically with a lower starting salary than those holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education. In the Computer Engineering and Computer Science field, a bachelor's degree is usually required, and a master's degree is often sought by potential employers.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and computer science 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 and Computer Science Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science include:
- Computer Hardware Engineer
- Computer Software Engineer
- Computer Systems Engineer
- 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 Hardware Engineer was $117,220 in 2019. (1)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
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.