Computer engineering and computer science are different disciplines but have some similarities – combining hardware and software in different ways. Computer engineering focuses on how the electrical components and the software interact together (like smart phones or robotics), while computer science deals with designing software, looking at algorithms and how that fits in with hardware (like programming or simulation design).
Career Exploration Websites
Use this section to research career paths, typical job titles, and how to start building skills to get prepared for this industry.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook – Computer Hardware Engineers
- O*NET – Computer Hardware Engineers
- What Can I Do With This Major – Computer Science
Specific Job & Internship Search Websites
Use this section to search specific job and internship boards for this industry.
Student Organizations- How to get InVOLved
Use this section to learn about student organizations you can join at UT to learn more about your desired industry, network with professionals and peers with similar interests, and build transferable skills.
- Volunteer and Distributed Computing Club (VOL Computing)
- Systers – UTK Chapter
- Engineering Mentoring Program
- Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Use this section to find out about professional associations and institutes within your field. Many have student membership options and joining a professional organization can be a great way to learn about the industry and network. In addition, many have their own job listings page.
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
- Association for Women in Computing
- Computing Research Association
- Computer Society – IEEE
Graduate School & Licensure Resources
Use this section to learn about furthering your education within this field.