- aerospace and defense industry
- agriculture industry
- automotive and transportation
- banking and finance industry
- biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry
- civil and construction industry
- chemical and petroleum industry
- computer hardware and software fields
- electrical and semiconductor industry
- environmental and energy fields
- food and beverage industry
- medical field
- telecommunications industry
Engineering and Computer Science
The field of engineering and computer science provides career opportunities in a wide range of industries and fields. Engineers apply the principles of mathematics and science to develop solutions to problems and create products used in our everyday lives. Opportunities can include manufacturing, product development, design, marketing, sales and project management. Candidates with degrees in engineering and computer sciences can work in the following industries:
You can build the skills needed to pursue a career in engineering and computer sciences through coursework, hands-on experience beyond the classroom including student organizations, team projects, jobs and internships. It is best to find a career that will fit your own unique interests, skills, and values.
Some possible job titles include:
- Application Engineer
- Consulting Engineer
- Construction Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Environmental Engineer
- Facilities Engineer
- Field Engineer
- Hardware Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Product Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Reliability Engineer
- Sales Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Structural Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Quality Engineer
Areas of Interest
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides detailed information about career options in computer science, engineering, business and management. Be sure to check out the “Similar Occupations” tab on each page to explore related fields.
If you have an interest in engineering and computer science careers, you might also be interested in exploring careers in biological sciences, planning and development, education and teaching, government, international and nonprofit.
To find out where fellow Aggies interned and found employment by major, use the ICC data pages.
Student organizations are a great place to connect with others exploring similar career interests. Use the keyword search in the Center for Student Involvement’s OrgSync database to find student organizations that relate to your interests.
Master’s and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral scholars can participate in and take on leadership roles in campus organizations such as the Graduate Student Association, Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board and the Postdoctoral Scholar’s Association.
Joining professional associations related to the industry you are interested in provides access to professionals in the field, and networking opportunities which can lead to potential jobs and internships. Many national associations have state and local chapters you can join. Involvement in associations can also provide you insider updates on industry trends and best practices. One of the best ways to identify relevant associations is to search for them online, but we have provided some resources below to get you started. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers
- Sacramento Area Regional Technology Association
- Society of Automotive Engineers (mobility engineering)
- Society of Manufacturing Engineering
- Society of Women Engineers
Visit the ICC
If you need further guidance narrowing down your career interests, you can schedule an advising appointment.