If you’re considering a career change, you may be interested in learning
more about a master’s program or
graduate program in computer science and software engineering. Software engineers are very
highly paid, and employment opportunities are plentiful around the country.
Keep reading to learn more about the typical workday of a software engineer.
Basic Duties of a Software Engineer
Software engineers combine the basic principles of computer science, engineering,
and mathematical analysis in the designing, testing, development, and
evaluation of software systems. Primarily, they’re concerned with
developing algorithms and solving programming problems. They should stay
up to date on technological developments in their field so that they can
continue to make valuable contributions to their company.
Different Job Opportunities Available
There are many different areas that you can focus on if you’re earning
a graduate degree or master’s degree in computer science and software
engineering. Computer applications software engineers evaluate the needs
of each user, and construct and maintain software for computer applications.
Computer systems software engineers develop and maintain their company's
computer systems, and plan for the company’s future computer needs.
Systems software engineers typically work for companies that design, develop,
and install complete computer systems for other companies.
Typical Daily Routine
Depending upon the specific type of software engineer you become and the
company you work for, your typical daily routine can vary greatly. In
general, software engineers work in software applications or systems development,
and analyze and coordinate the needs and demands of the applications’
users. They design, build, test, and maintain computer applications software
or systems to meet the needs of their users or clients.
If you’re interested in pursuing a master’s degree from
Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science and Software
Engineering, visit our website to learn more about the program. Our university first
established our master of software engineering program in 1979, and we
have been a leader in software engineering education ever since. For more
information, or to enroll in classes, call us today at (206) 296-5510.