What’s this career all about?
Software Engineers are the brains behind the computer screen. They apply the principles of computer science to develop software for operating systems, code the computer to perform a specific function, or design, construct, test, and maintain a computer applications software to meet the receiver’s expectations.
What kind of courses do Software Engineers study in school?
- Computer Security
- Systems Design
What are some cool projects that Software Engineers get to work on?
- Create the artificial intelligence that controls video figures like those in The Sims.
- Develop software for the GPS
- Write software that controls the habits of robots
- Coreboot, the campaign for a free BIOS
What are qualities of a Software Engineer?
- Analytical Aptitude
- Good mathematical ability
- Sympathetic to end-users
How do Software Engineers contribute to making the world a better place?
Without computer software engineers, we wouldn’t have any software for computers! We wouldn’t have Microsoft, Apple, Google, YouTube, any of it! These engineers create everything that we have on our computers, phones, tablets; without them, we wouldn’t have any of these. These engineers make the world a better place by creating software for computers to make our lives easier. Imagine how much harder it would be to, say, write a research paper, without the use of the internet and Microsoft Word!