Computers & Technology Majors, Careers & Job Salaries College Consensus

With advances in technology, demand for computer engineering specialists is high. Embry-Riddle’s computer-related degree programs are designed to ensure that graduates possess the knowledge and the skills that will make them standouts in the job market and in their careers. In your final year you will undertake a substantial games project in addition to advanced units in 3D graphics, game physics and games development. Optional units include advanced games design, software agents and optimization or character animation techniques.

Note: Applicants should have basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency, Internet browsing and searching, and proficiency with an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program. The Mobile Learning Center Coach (C102) offers training in these skills if needed. While programming experience is not a requirement to enter the program, aptitude for programming is necessary and would include strong language, problem solving and logic skills. This is often demonstrated by skill and enjoyment in solving word problems in math.

The first practical stored-program computer to provide a regular computing service, EDSAC is built at Cambridge University using vacuum tubes and mercury delay lines for memory. The EDSAC project was led by Cambridge professor and director of the Cambridge Computation Laboratory, Maurice Wilkes. Wilkes’ ideas grew out of the Moore School lectures he had attended three years earlier. One major advance in programming was Wilkes’ use of a library of short programs, called subroutines,” stored on punched paper tapes and used for performing common repetitive calculations within a lager program.

The Master of Science in Applied Technology (MSAT) is an innovative program intended to address the technological needs of the workforce. It is designed to help candidates bridge the technological gap in organizations by providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed by technology managers. For students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as business or communications, a graduate certificate that helps improve specific computer skills and show potential can be a boost on the job market.

Started in 1943, the ENIAC computing system was built by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania. Because of its electronic, as opposed to electromechanical, technology, it is over 1,000 times faster than any previous computer. ENIAC used panel-to-panel wiring and switches for programming, occupied more than 1,000 square feet, used about 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighed 30 tons. It was believed that ENIAC had done more calculation over the ten years it was in operation than all of humanity had until that time.