Computer Engineering


The integration of electronic engineering and computer science

Career description

  • Design new computer hardware, creating blueprints of computer equipment to be             built;
  • Test the completed models of the computer hardware they design;
  • Analyse the test results and modify the design as needed;
  • Update existing computer equipment so that it will work with new software;
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for computer hardware.

Jobs directly related to the qualification

  • Hardware Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Computer Technician
  • Test Engineer



Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Ben Goodger, Larry Page


Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. CormenCharles E. LeisersonRonald L. RivestClifford Stein

Computer Engineering: Hardware Design by M. Morris Mano

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Bursary Opportunities

BBD Bursary, Denel Dynamics Bursary, Eskom Bursary, FNB Fund Bursary, MTN Bursary, Multichoice Bursary, Nanoteq Bursary, Oasis Bursary, Saab Grintek Defence, SANRAL, Sasol, Telkom, Vodacom