Major Skills Developed By Computer Systems Engineering Majors

  • A strong understanding of computer systems organization and communication as well as electronics, real time systems and software engineering
  • Critical thinking; analytical/logical thinking; attention to detail
  • Conduct and clearly explain scientific research; organize, analyze and interpret scientific data; analyze quantitative information
  • Problem solving skills; defining problems, approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; decision making skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills – ability to summarize, condense and organize ideas and information; ability to articulate, explain, and teach technical information to others; ability to question and probe to solve computer problems; proficient in memorization
  • Knowledge of research methodology and various techniques of data analysis
  • Strong grasp of mathematical principles
  • Computer skills

Common Areas of Employment

  • Computer Consulting Firms
  • Government Departments and Agencies (all levels)
  • Educational Institutions
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer and Programming Services
  • Hi-tech Industry (computer systems and information networks)
  • Applications Development
  • Administration
  • Computer Manufacturers

Common Career Opportunities and Sample Job Titles

  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Integrated Circuit Design Engineer
  • Network Systems Engineer
  • Software Design Engineer
  • Systems Design Engineer
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Tape Librarian
  • Junior Computer Operator
  • Magnetic Tape Operator
  • Master Console Operator
  • Network Controller
  • Network Operator
  • Peripheral Operator
  • System Operator
  • Applications Analyst – Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Electronic Data Processing Analyst
  • Application Programmer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Programmer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Applications Developer
  • Computing Consultant
  • Database Administrator
  • Electronic Commerce Specialist
  • Network Architect
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Analyst
  • Systems Architect or Analyst
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • … and many more!

*Some of the careers listed may require further education or specialized training.