WHAT IS COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND WHAT TO COMPUTER ENGINEERS DO?

There is a new global infrastructure currently in place that allows instant access to information anywhere in the world. An essential
component of this new infrastructure is the host machine - the computer. Computer Engineers respond to the industry's demand for professionals
who are knowledgeable in both hardware and software components - traditionally the domains of the Electrical Engineer and the Computer
Scientist. Their integrated expertise allows for the efficient design of computers and systems that include computers. They design communication
networks that serve as the backbone for the Internet, the World Wide Web, emerging digital television and multimedia networks, and global
telephone networks. They also design the software which allows computer-based systems to deliver increasingly sophisticated services and applications.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN WHILE BECOMING A COMPUTER ENGINEER

The Computer Engineering Progam provides the bulding blocks of both Electrical and Computer Engineering : mathematics, physics, computer
programming and engineering design. After mastering analog circuit theory and digital logic, students receive a strong foundation in hardware,
software and systems aspects of Computer Engineering, including topics such as computer networks, computer organizations, signals and
communications, digital electronics, operating systems, programming languages and theory of computation. The their last year, students may choose
to specialize in Communication Networks, Hardware Systems or Software Engineering, and are also free to choose from a wide selection of electives
to complement their decision. Some examples of these courses would be

- Programming Languages
- Digital Signal Processing
- Digital Communication
- VLSI Systems
- Computer Networks
- Computer Hardware
- Dynamic Systems And Control
- Interactive Computer Graphics
- Computer Architecture
- Robotics
- Multimedia Systems
- Internetworking

WHICH UNIVERSITIES OFFER THIS PRORGAM?

NAME OF UNIVERSIY LOCATION DEGREE PROGRAM COOPERATIVE EDUCATION OPTION
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1) University of McMaster Hamilton, Ontario Bachelor of Engineering No

2) University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario Bachelor of Engineering Yes

3) University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario Bachelor of Engineering No

4) University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario Bachelor of Engineering Yes

5) Royal Military College Kingston, Ontario Bachelor of Engineering No

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

WHAT KIND OF MARKS TO I NEED TO GET INTO COMPUTER ENGINEERING?

Toronto says that your final average of your best 6 OAC subjects must be in the low 80's to the low 90's to be accepted into the program.
Apparently, people with high 90's can't get in! He he he. You will require the following mandatory OAC credits to be accepted:

- English
- Calculus
- Algebra / Geometry
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Any Social Science

WHERE IS IT? THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CAN BE FOUND AT THIS ADDRESS:

University Of Toronto
St. George Campus
25 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON
M5S 1A1

WHO DO I CONTACT? THE REGISTRAR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO IS:

Miss Susan Grant
[email protected]
Phone - (416) 978 1999
Fax - (416) 978 1145

HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME PER YEAR?

$4,614.01 - Tuition/Campus Fees/Student Access Fees
Approximately $1,000.00 - Books And Software
$5,800.00 - 14 Meals / Week + Residency Fees (St. Michael's College on St. George Campus)
OR
$6,250.00 - 19 Meals / Week + Residency Fees (St. Michael's College on St. George Campus)

TOTALING $11,414.01 to $11,864.01 dependng on your appetite! Better start saving those pennies!

AFTER PAYING ABOUT $11,500 / YEAR FOR 4 YEARS WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

If you can get a job right after 4 years of University with your Bachelor of Engineering you can expect a salary starting in the low
$40,000 range. Not bad for someone in their mid 20's! Mind you, you have incurred around $45,000 in scholarly expenses to get that salary. But,
do not despair. Computer Engineers generally are promoted quickly if they posses the necessary skills. Often times, the salary of a
Computer Engineer over a 30 year period averages out in the $50,000 to $70,000 range. And if you travel down south, you could easily rack up
a salary up to $150,000 with full benifits, holidays - the whole deal - all on a Bachelor's Degree! So, if you think you've got what it takes to
be a Computer Engineer, go for it!

CONSLUSION

Although a University Bachelor's Degree of Engineering a little more pricey than my high school diploma - it's worth it in the end. If you have
any ability or apptitude with computers, good marks, and the financial grounding for university - Computer Engineering is the way to go for sure.
This field changes every day and affects almost everyone's daily lives. What better field to be a part of? Not to mention great wages! Before this
project, as ironic as it sounds, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life in front of a computer screen - now I know what I want