Computer Science Engineers are individuals working as computer hardware engineers, computer software
applications engineers, or computer systems engineers. In general, they design elements that help computers
operate. They may develop computer chips, create software programs that help computer systems run, or design
software applications. The basic definition of a computer engineer is one who researches, plans and develops
computer operating systems. Computer science engineers come in a variety of types as one who is a computer
engineer can work with general computer use or deal with computer usage which goes along with a specific job
position, such as military, industrial or medical etc.
Computer Science is field where data and instructions are processed, stored, communicated by computing devices. A
modern descendant of Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science deals with algorithms for
processing data, the symbolic representation of data and instructions, the design of instruction languages for
processing data, techniques for writing software that process data on a variety of computing platforms, protocols for
communicating data reliably and securely across networks, the organization of data in databases of various types
and scales, the emulation of human intelligence and learning through computer algorithms, statistical modeling of
data in large databases to support inference of trends, and techniques for protecting the content and authenticity of
data. Therefore, computer scientists are scientists and mathematicians who develop ways to process, interpret,
store, communicate, and secure data.
Many of their work hours may be spent sitting at a desk and looking at a computer. Computer software engineers
usually work in cozy offices or laboratories with computers. Engineers employed with consulting firms or software
vendors often travel long distances to meet with clients. Software engineers may have to work evenings and
weekends to meet deadlines and resolve problems.
Entry Level Education
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other
related field most common.
- Some positions require a Master's Degree.