Computer Science and Engineering - Career Prospects

Career Prospects

Graduates with degrees in computer science or computer engineering might find themselves in a variety of environments - academia, research, industry, government, and private or not-for-profit organizations. On a daily basis, computer professionals are called on to analyze challenges, formulate and test solutions, use advanced communications or multimedia equipment, or work in teams for product development. The opportunities are enormous. However, an education in computer science and engineering does not stop with a college degree. It continues on the job or in the graduate school environment through seminars, conferences, advanced courses, and training.

New ideas are developed every day. Success will require an ongoing commitment to maintaining up-to-date knowledge as well as a dedication to push beyond the comfortable, to explore, innovate, and create.

Here's a partial list of career opportunities for computer science and engineering graduates:

  • Cloud Computing – Cloud computing, often referred to as simply “the cloud,” is the delivery of on-demand computing resources—everything from applications to data centres—over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis.
  • Internet of Things - A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.
  • Computer Design and Engineering - The design and manufacture of new computer circuits, microchips, and other key electronic components
  • Computer Architecture - The design of new computer instruction sets, working to combine optical or electronic components to create faster, more cost-effective computing environments.
  • Information Technology - The development and/or management of information systems that support industry, which can involve hardware, software, algorithms, databases, and man-machine interfaces.
  • Software engineering -The creation of methods for the production of software systems quicker and more efficiently.
  • Computer Theory -The study of fundamental theories of how computers solve problems and eventual application of those findings to other areas of computer science and engineering.
  • Operating Systems and Networks -The development and implementation of the basic software computers use to supervise themselves or communicate with other computers in a network.
  • Software Applications -The application of computer science and engineering technology to solve problems outside the field of computer science - for example, medical or educational applications.