Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is about the design and construction of computer hardware and software.

This includes microprocessors, personal computers and super computers and recent advances in computer technology.

Studying in this area usually involves learning about electronics, computer architecture, artificial intelligence, robotics and programming, etc.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Did you know?

Moore's law is the observation and prediction that the density of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years.

This relationship has held for about half a century, since Gordon Moore wrote about it in 1965.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Computer scientist
  • Computer software engineer
  • Computer repair technician
  • Electrical engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Computer teacher
  • Technology teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


152% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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