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Software Engineering Overview – Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast – Resources Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center . Software Engineering Overview:

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software engineering
Software Engineering

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast – Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Overview:

The explosive impact of computers and information technology on our everyday lives has generated a need to design and develop new computer software systems and to incorporate new technologies into a rapidly growing range of applications.

Computer software engineers apply the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that enable computers to perform their many applications.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Overview (continued):

Software engineers can be involved in the design and development of many types of software, including software for operating systems and network distribution, and compilers, which convert programs for execution on a computer.

Software engineers must possess strong programming skills, but are more concerned with developing algorithms and analyzing and solving programming problems than with actually writing code.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Preparation:

A bachelor\'s degree in engineering is required for almost all entry-level engineering jobs. Academic programs in software engineering emphasize software and may be offered as a degree option or in conjunction with computer science degrees. Increasing emphasis on computer security suggests that software engineers with advanced degrees that include mathematics and systems design will be sought after by software developers, government agencies, and consulting firms specializing in information security.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Preparation (continued):

In a typical 4-year college curriculum, the first 2 years are spent studying mathematics, basic sciences, introductory engineering, humanities, and social sciences. In the last 2 years, a software engineering program might include courses in digital circuit design, microprocessor systems, data structures and algorithms, organization of programming languages, analysis and design of software systems, software modeling, and software quality assurance and testing.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Preparation (continued):

Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer software field that continuous study is necessary to keep one\'s skills up to date post graduation.

Those interested in a career in software engineering should consider reviewing engineering programs that are accredited. A full list is on the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center website.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life– Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Day in the Life:

Computer software engineers normally work in well-lighted and comfortable offices or laboratories in which computer equipment is located. Most software engineers work at least 40 hours a week; however, due to the project-oriented nature of the work, they also may have to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines or solve unexpected problems. Like other workers who sit for hours at a computer, typing on a keyboard, software engineers are susceptible to eyestrain, back discomfort, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Day in the Life (continued):

Computer engineers work on hardware, software and the interface between the two. They work in teams with other engineers and others from other areas to design, build, and maintain systems that incorporate or use computers. Working as a computer engineer requires expertise in both computer hardware and software, and requires the engineer to be able to recommend tradeoffs between hardware and software to create a system or product design that is cost effective and useful.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Day in the Life (continued):

Software engineers usually work in offices or laboratories in comfortable surroundings. They usually work about 40 hours a week. Computer software engineers who are employed by software vendors and consulting firms may spend much of their time away from their offices, frequently traveling overnight to meet with customers. As networks expand, software engineers may be able to use modems, laptops, e-mail, and the Internet to provide services remotely.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Earnings:

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, starting salary offers for graduates with a bachelor\'s degree in computer engineering averaged $52,464 in 2005; offers for those with a master\'s degree averaged $60,354. Starting salary offers for graduates with a bachelor\'s degree in computer science averaged $50,820.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Employment:

Computer software engineers held about 800,000 jobs in 2004. Approximately 460,000 were computer applications software engineers, and around 340,000 were computer systems software engineers.

Although they are employed in most industries, the largest concentration of computer software engineers -- almost 30 percent -- are in computer systems design and related services. Many computer software engineers also work for establishments in other industries.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast – Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Career Path Forecast:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer software engineers are projected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations from 2004 to 2014. Rapid employment growth in the computer systems design and related services industry, which employs the greatest number of computer software engineers, should result in very good opportunities for those college graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree and practical experience working with computers.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Career Path Forecast (continued):

Employment of computer software engineers is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations, as businesses and other organizations adopt and integrate new technologies and seek to maximize the efficiency of their computer systems. Competition among businesses will continue to create an incentive for increasingly sophisticated technological innovations, and organizations will need more computer software engineers to implement these changes.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Software Engineering

Resources:

More information about Software Engineering is available at the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center, including employer lists, Software Engineering programs, suggestions for precollege students, a free monthly careers newsletter, and a PDF that summarizes the field.

Associations:

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Women in Computing

IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society\'s History of Computing

Software Engineering Association

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast – Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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