Computer Engineering is a branch of engineering that covers several fields of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. The computer engineer's focus is on creating hardware development.
In this area, the focus is not only on the computer systems of the devices, but also on the integration between them. In their training, they have in-depth knowledge in Electronic Engineering, creation and hardware-software integration.
In order to enter Computer Engineering, it is essential to be interested in technology and always be following the scientific advances and trends in the area, which is constantly changing.
In fact, information technology specialists can work in various areas of information technology. They work in the help desk to redress the problems that end users face.
Hours and nomenclatures may vary in each institution that offers Computer Engineering training. However, in general, the first two of the five years of the course, present the common basic formation, with subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computation.
Then, the more specific subjects of the course begin, where the undergraduate really knows the focus of the course. As I said, the names may change according to the universities, but in general, we have some subjects as main ones:
Discrete Structures for Computing
Control Systems I
Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems
Computer Networks and Internet
In addition, as Engineering also addresses the area of management within systems projects, disciplines of economics and administration are also offered. And yet, we have the supervised internship and the Course Conclusion Work (TCC).
Tools that assist in Computer Engineering
In a course like Computer Engineering, where technology is so present, we have several tools that can help both the undergraduate and the professional in their projects.
For you to know a little more about them, I made a list with 4 of these tools. Thus, you can begin to familiarize yourself with the activities of this undergraduate course and also with the profession.
Bizagi: is a software that provides tools to design business processes using the BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) standard. It makes it possible to know the best practices and the frequent errors in the modeling of processes, in addition to modeling, documenting and publishing the processes.
StarUML: this software is capable of modeling various types of diagrams.