Computer Engineers

(NOC 2147)
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What do Computer Engineers do?

Computer engineers research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems.

How to become: Computer Engineers


  • Computer engineers require a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, electrical or electronics engineering, engineering physics or computer science.
  • A master's or doctoral degree in a related engineering discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Where to study for a career as: Computer Engineers

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Artificial Intelligence - Fast Track (Optional Co-op) Diploma; Advanced
Artificial Intelligence - Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op) Diploma; Co-op
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Systems Engineering Bachelor
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Software Systems Engineering Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Computer Engineers make?

Low:
$53,997
Average:
$96,491
High:
$138,674

Job openings for Computer Engineers

Job Seekers:
12,300
Job Openings:
10,400