What career options do I have with a degree in Software Engineering?
A degree in software engineering gives you technical IT skills that you can use in a wide range of IT and web-based jobs, from web designer to application developer.
As an applications developer, you’ll take software requirements and turn them into code that works. You’ll also oversee managing and building business systems. You’ll generally work in specific development industries, such as mobile phone apps, accounting software, office suites, or graphics software. You’ll know at least one computer language inside and out. Some examples of programming languages you would be learning are C#, C++, Python, Java, etc.
With a large games company, you may focus on a particular area of programmings, such as network, engine, graphics, toolchain, and artificial intelligence. With a smaller independent ‘indie’ game producer, there’s often much less of a distinction between the roles of developer and designer, and your job may incorporate both programming and design.
As a web developer, your major responsibility will be to construct dependable and high-performing web-based applications and services. The most typical approach is to concentrate entirely on the underlying software and databases (sometimes known as the “back end”). Some web developers focus on the user interface and visual design (“front end”), while others do both (“full-stack development”) at the same time.
A Cyber Security Analyst
As a cyber security analyst, you will secure IT infrastructure (including networks, hardware, and software) against a variety of illicit activities. You’ll keep an eye on networks and systems, discover security risks (‘events’), analyze and assess alarms, and report on threats, intrusion attempts, and false alarms, either resolving them or escalating them based on their severity.
Multimedia programmers are expert software engineers who know how to choose the correct programming language, such as HTML, Flash, or PHP, and ensure that the product works on multiple platforms, such as Android or iOS.
Because of technical advancements and the strategic direction of the organization you work for, you’ll operate in a continuously changing environment as a software engineer. You’ll build, manage, audit, and improve systems to meet specific needs, often with the help of a systems analyst or architect. You’d be exploring: office suites, graphics software, databases and database management programs, web browsers, word processors, software development tools, image editors, and communication platforms are examples of software you’d be exploring.