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COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Computer scientists and software engineers design and develop software for the smartphones, tablets, personal computers, large computer systems, and networks that power today’s world. They enable most of the social, economic, and governmental systems we rely on every day from personal apps to life-critical software that powers medical, flight, and space systems.

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SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Software Engineer
Minimum Education: B.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $58K - $119K
Average Entry Level Salary: $86K

Data Scientist / Engineer / Analyst
Minimum Education: B.S
Entry Level Salary Range: $81K - $149K
Average Entry Level Salary: $110K

System Administrator
Minimum Education: B.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $43K – $90K
Average Entry Level Salary: $65K

Network Engineer
Minimum Education: B.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $45K - $123K
Average Entry Level Salary: $69K

Salary ranges and averages refer to entry level roles in the United States provided by Glassdoor.com and PayScale.com.

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For example: Business Development, Customer/Technical Support, Data & Analytics, Engineering: Web / Software, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology

RECRUITING COMPANIES

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Department of Defense
  • Equifax
  • ExxonMobil
  • Google
  • Harris
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Intergraph
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McKesson
  • Metova
  • Microsoft
  • MITRE
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Verizon

This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Computer Scientists and Software Engineers.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE)

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND TEAMS

  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Computer Society
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • War Eagle Motorsports

ALUMNI

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Develop key Career Readiness skills
  • Join professional student organizations such as ACM or others of interest to you
  • Get to know alumni and professionals in your area of career interest
  • Attend the Engineering and Technology Career Fair and/or the Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Gain experience through internships, co-op, study abroad, volunteer opportunities, and/or part-time jobs
  • Gain research experience by working on faculty projects or as a student employee