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Careers in Computer Engineering

Digital logic. Computer design. Systems engineering. These are the skills gained with a computer engineering degree from Florida Tech that lead to a challenging and exciting computer engineering career. Florida Tech's dynamic, focused computer engineering degree program develops graduates prepared to specialize in unique career sub-fields such as systems engineering, nuclear technology and energy engineering.

Florida Tech's program culture is of innovation and hands-on learning. Students are not only taught the material critical to computer engineering but are mentored toward demonstrating — through practical application — mastery of that material. As a result, computer engineering students graduate from Florida Tech with the confidence and competence to enter a variety of competitive career fields.

Career Outlook

Florida Tech grads compete favorably for a computer engineering career because from day one, the curriculum is geared towards concentrating solely on those skills necessary to succeed after they graduate.

For those interested in pursuing a computer engineering career, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations, including entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects.

According to the Labor Bureau, employment of computer engineers is projected to grow by nine percent through 2020. Job growth is expected to occur in computer consulting firms as manufacturers increasingly contract out the design of hardware. Many hardware engineers work closely with software developers when designing computer products. The Labor Bureau does point out that Job applicants with a computer engineering degree from an ABET-accredited program will have better chances of finding a job, which is another reason to choose Florida Tech.

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Career Options

  • Computer Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Software Developer

Potential Employers

Companies that have recently offered internships or a computer engineering career to Florida Tech graduates include:

  • Florida Solar Energy Center
  • Harris Corp.
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • The Boeing Company
  • Rockwell Collins

A computer engineering career involves incredibly challenging and exciting work. Working with artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, water impurity detection systems (increasingly critical where potable water is scarce such as in drought-ravaged areas) and robotics are all common.

Entry-Level Salary Expectations
Entry-level salary expectations for computer engineering careers are reported by PayScale.com to be $62,700 with opportunity to grow to $105,000. PayScale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.

Similar careers that you might consider have the following salaries:

  • Electrical Engineer: $63,400 - $106,000
  • Software Engineer: $59,100 - $90,700
  • Information Systems: $50,900 - $86,700

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Graduate School

Graduates of the computer engineering program at Florida Tech are prepared to pursue advanced degrees in computer engineering and related fields and have gone on to study at graduate schools such as:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley
  • Georgia Institute of Technology