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Computer Engineering

From software apps to microchips that power the latest smartphones, a computer engineer works behind the scenes to create the latest tech to make everyone’s lives easier. If you’re something of a computer whiz and have an eye for design, then you may consider studying computer engineering.

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UTSA’s Computer Engineering Program

UTSA’s Computer Engineering degree will give you the broad engineering skills you’ll need to develop and manage digital systems. You’ll blend the disciplines of math, computer science and electrical engineering together as you learn about logic design, digital systems design, computer organization, microprocessor assembly programming and more. After you earn your degree, you’ll find career opportunities in designing and testing hardware like routers, microprocessors, motherboards and more. You’ll do all this in an effort to advance technology and make what was once a science fiction in the past, a new reality for today.

Careers in Computer Engineering

Top job titles for Computer engineering graduates include:

• Software Developer/Engineer
• Computer Systems Engineer
• Information Security Engineer
• Network Engineer
• Software QA Engineer
• IT Project Manager
• Web Developer

Computer engineering and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include San Jose, CA, Detroit, MI and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 Computer engineering-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Industries for Computer Engineering Graduates

Computer engineering is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Computer engineering-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Employment Services
• Aerospace Manufacturing
• Computer Systems Design
• Electronic Component Manufacturing
• Technical Consulting
• Software Publishers

Salaries for Computer Engineering Graduates

The salary range for open computer engineering-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $70,917
median $98,789
top 10% $126,718

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Computer Engineering Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Computer engineering graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Computer engineering may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You enjoy learning
• You like being creative and artistic
• You are a good planner


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