Software engineers are in high demand as they creatively apply the best of science, technology, computing, electronics and networking to real-world systems.

Engineers and computer scientists are some of the most sought after people in the modern world, wanted for their technological know-how, problem solving and creativity, their abilities to understand how things really work and make continual improvements.

Where engineering and computer science graduates work

The only constant in digital technology is change. Some of the roles that you will graduate into won't even exist when you start studying. This change has opened up a whole new raft of opportunities for those in IT, especially in software. Depending on your qualifications and experience there are many roles across every sector you could even create a new one. A degree in digital engineering or computer science will prepare you for a great range of interesting and well-paid careers that include electronics, robot design, systems development, hardware development, programming, software engineering, systems management, cyber security, sustainable systems engineering and research.

Skills engineering and computer science graduates develop

As well as high-level technical skills and excellent grades, employers expect students to have developed the following skills:

  • Lateral thinking and problem-solving
  • Effective inter-personal skills
  • Teamwork - thrive in agile team environments
  • Outstanding communication and documentation skills - including spelling and business writing, and the ability to listen to instructions
  • Willingness to pitch in
  • Genuine interest in the role and the company
  • Perseverance - get in and get it done
  • Passion for the IT industry
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Well-rounded individual with diverse interests

For more information about carer possibilities with engineering and computer science, see Engineering and Computer Science Career View and the School of Engineering and Computer Science.