Congratulations on your decision to attend college!
You are about to embark on a wonderful journey of self-discovery and personal development! At this point, your high school graduation is looming in the near future. Your parents are anxious for you to decide on a course of study and you're wondering if Computer Engineering might be the right major for you.
The Myth about Computer Engineering
You may have heard that Computer Engineering is a good major for people with a natural curiosity for how things work or people with a high aptitude for math and analytical thinking. While strong math and analytical skills are important, the truth is Computer Engineering emcompasses more than just being good at computers or being a good problem solver. In fact, the knowledge students gain as a Computer Engineers can be applied to a broad range of applications.
Today, computers are used in everything --- keeping track of on-line purchases, providing weather forecast models, designing new medical devices, controlling satellites in space --- In fact, computer engineering technology is in almost every aspect of your life. It's a Computer Engineer who helps design a computer product that interfaces with the real world and helps us with our daily lives. It comes as no surprise then, that Computer Engineers are represented in virtually every industry and are involved with almost any product you use.
The Benefits of a Computer Engineering Degree
Whether you've always had an interest in computers or whether you know nothing about them and just want to learn more, Computer Engineering could be the major for you.
A degree in Computer Engineering will give you:
- a skill set that can be applied to any career (employers always need someone who knows computers)
- a competitive edge in today's technological society
- a deeper understanding about many of the devices you use in every day life
- opportunities to work for some of the most interesting cutting-edge companies
As a Computer Engineer, you make a difference for people every day by applying your skills and knowledge to design and create products that help people live better lives.