Becoming A Software Engineer
When a student declares a major in software engineering they already know the different types of software engineering degrees that are available. But in most cases students, even those who express an interest in computer science do not declare a major for the first year of study and some even wait for two years in order to get the core courses completed before addressing their major area of study.
In fact there are at least 15 sub-fields of study in computer software engineering and you can obtain degrees ranging from Associates to Masters and even move into Doctoral studies in most of these fields. These fields include the following:
This is only a few of the areas that prospective students have to choose from and there are several more as well.
The solution for most students, when trying to decide which type of software engineering degree to choose from is to start out with an Associate’s degree program at an accredited online University. This technique will allow the student to finish the entire core courses needed for any degree, in subjects like math, science, language and history, while taking basic courses in software development. It will also allow them to get at least a part time job in the computer industry and to start building a substantial resume before they even finish school.
Once the student has a better idea of the career field and has the core requirements out of the way they can focus on more specific areas. Increasing the depth of your educational experience cannot usually be done in an Associates program and whether or not you are attending a local University or an online University, you really need to move into a Bachelors program. The sheer number of course that studies at the Junior and Senior levels will greatly increase your marketability after graduation. Prospective employers in the computer industry generally look very hard at the nature of an applicant’s studies, especially entry level applicants who have little job history and in many cases having only Associates level studies are simply not sufficient to handle the challenge encountered in the real world. Learning about the different types of software engineering degrees at the beginning of your college career is vital to planning for your future in the field.
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