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
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
- Computer Hardware Engineer
- Computer Software Engineer
- Computer Systems Engineer
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Computer Hardware Engineer was $117,220 in
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.
- 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.