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Computer Engineering

What can I do with my degree in Computer Engineering?

About the program

Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a BEng in Computer Engineering. A Computer Engineering Co-op Program is also available. At the graduate level, Concordia offers a Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Computer Engineering), a Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Computer Engineering) and a Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Computer Engineering).

For the latest information on this program, visit the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Skills developed

As a student in Computer and Electrical Engineering, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below.

This field requires individuals who are adept at working as a member of a team of professionals. They must enjoy the intellectual challenge of keeping pace with trends in a fast-growing field.

Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Familiarity with Business and Management Principles
  • Knowledge of Computers and Electronics
  • Math and Science Skills
  • Interest in Research
  • Strong Technical skills

  • Communication Skills (Written and Oral)
  • Public Dealing Skills
  • Explain complex concepts, theories and ideas to others effectively
  • Read and write and reports and essays
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Attention to Details
  • Entrepreneurial Approach
  • Project Management Skills
  • Patience 
  • Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting
  • Time Management Skills
  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Creative and Inventive Thinking
  • Curiosity
  • Logical Mind
  • Persistence
  • Observe and interpret data
  • Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to generate and informed judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Among the wide variety of industries/organizations which employ computer engineers are computer manufacturing, electrical product manufacturing, consulting, hardware research and development, consumer electronics, process control and information and culture. Those in the field also work for education, government, business organizations and information technology units in the private and public sectors. To research specific employers who hire those in the field, there are many resources available in such locations as the Career Resource Centre, the Webster Library, Vanier Library and the Internet.

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Banks
  • Broadcasting and Telecommunications
  • Communications Firms
  • Computer Hardware Manufacturers
  • Computer Laboratories
  • Computer Systems Design Services
  • Electronic Product Manufacturing
  • Engineering Firms
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting Firms
  • Insurance Carriers
  • Machinery Equipment
  • Management Consulting Services
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Administration
  • Scientific Consulting Services
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Software Publishers
  • Supplies Wholesalers Distributors
  • Technical Consulting Firms
  • Technical Consulting Services
  • Telecommunication
  • Hardware Manufacturers
  • Universities
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering lead to?

The following job titles are representative of the types of entry-level positions for which Concordia University students are qualified upon graduation. Computer engineers often do work related to Computer Design and Engineering, Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Theory, Operating Systems and Networks, Information Technology and Software Applications.

In most countries including Canada, only a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) is licensed to practice engineering in the province or territory where it was granted. The license also gives you the right to use the Engineer title after your name. In Quebec and since April 1, 2019, anyone who wishes to obtain the engineer title (Eng.) must first become a candidate to the engineering profession (CEP). This professional admission program replaces the junior engineer program and prepares future engineers to practice with rigour and competence. For more information, please check the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. For requirements in other provinces, please check the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

Please note that many positions listed below may require related training and certification, graduate diploma, a second bachelor’s degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant internship and work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).


  • Application Architect
  • Application Specific Integrator 
  • Circuit Design Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Fiber-optic Network Designer
  • Hardware Circuit Board Designer
  • Hardware Design Engineer
  • Hardware Development Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Hardware Systems Designer
  • Hardware Technical Architect
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Scientist
  • Network Systems Engineer
  • Network Test Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Design Engineer
  • Software Design
  • Verification Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Systems
  • Integration Engineer
  • Software Technical Architect
  • Software Testing Engineer
  • Systems Architect
  • Telecommunications
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Telecommunications Software Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

  • Business Analyst
  • Developer Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Java Bet. Developer
  • Junior Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Junior QA Engineer
  • Junior Software Engineer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Sales Solutions Consultant
  • Systems Engineer
  • Web Developer

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Making wise career decisions requires exploring your field. A multitude of Internet sites and other resources will help you do this to the best of your ability. Professional association sites, in particular, are very useful for their career descriptions and job hunting tips. Moreover, these authoritative sites frequently provide links to Internet sites which announce job openings and list potential employers.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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