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Computer Engineering and Related Studies is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Computer Engineering

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    High

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    $95k

    Computer Engineering
    Computer engineering is a discipline that integrates electrical engineering and computer science to further advancements in digital technology, computer networking, and computer systems. Becoming a computer engineer requires a university education that can take from four to seven years to complete. During the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, students complete computer engineering prerequisites and general education courses. The last two years are focused on computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics. Many employers prefer engineers with a master’s degree, which means two more years of schooling. Finally, if professional goals include applied research or a career in academia, a PhD in computer engineering may be the answer.
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  • Computer Software Engineering

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    High

    Avg Grad Salary:

    $93k

    Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer Hardware Engineering

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $96k

    Computer Hardware Engineering

    Students of computer hardware engineering learn how to create schematics of computer equipment to be built, make models of new hardware designs and test those models, analyze test results and modify designs as needed, and update computer equipment so that it will work with new software. In short, they learn to build the machines which together with software form usable computing systems.

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