Why Major in Computer Science andSoftware Engineering at Auburn?     Xiao Qin     Associate Professor     Computer Science...
Questions You Should Ask(If You Haven’t Already)  What is CSSE (computing) all about?  Will there be jobs?   How much will...
Jobs and Careers                       4    22 February 2013
Source: http://www.slideshare.net/yusufozan/the-best-jobs-in-america-presentation/
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How much will I get paid?                            9
Salaries Ranges                  10
Top-paying Industries                        11
SampleEmployers            12
Satisfaction               13
Will I Enjoy What I Do?You know…          1.      Software Engineer          2.      College Professor                    ...
A Long-Term IT Labor Shortage Exists  Fraction of professionals with degrees in that discipline:   Life Sciences          ...
What Do CSSE People Actually Do?                                       16                    22 February 2013
Jobs in Computing:Data Centers                     17
Jobs in Computing      Data CentersJobs in Computing:Scientific and ParallelComputing                     18
Jobs in Computing:Networking     19
Jobs in Computing:Robotics                20
Jobs in Computing:iPad/iPhone Applications                           21        22 February 2013
Jobs in Computing:Streaming Services & Cloud Computing                                        22                     22 Fe...
Jobs in Computing:Web Applications                    23 22 February 2013
Jobs in Computing:Computer Games    22 February 2013                       24
Jobs in Computing:Computer Security                                        25                     22 February 2013
Jobs in Computing:Computer Security                                        26                     22 February 2013
Jobs in Computing:Computer Security                                        27                     22 February 2013
Okay. I’m sold.I want to do computing.But….                                          28                  28   22 February ...
What Is A Typical Career Path?    College                       Industry                                              an e...
What Does It Take?                                  Think logically Think logically; able to see structure in massive  co...
Engineering is a Welcoming Career Most work is team work   You get to work with people every day   The people you work ...
Engineering Opens Many DoorsEngineers learn highly portable skills  Solve problems, build systems, understand principles...
Research Experience forUndergraduate Students                                             33                   33     22 F...
Why a research university?What can we uniquely do?  Get students into the lab  Make students our partners in discovery ...
Where Do You Start?                                    AU has been ranked among the top 50 (#36) Public National          ...
Computer Science &Software Engineering at Auburn Established in 1984 First public university to offer a software  engine...
Auburn CSSE Degree Programs Three undergraduate degree programs (all ABET  accredited):  Bachelor of Science in Computer...
AU Incoming Freshmen ACTScores (Average Composite)   AY          AU         COE       CSCI       SWEN        WIRS  2012   ...
CSSE Undergrad Enrollment                                             CSSE Undergraduate Enrollment 1986-2012   600       ...
Graduate placement•   Our graduates are highly successful in securing placement by the time of    graduation.•   Sample of...
Faculty Profile17 tenured and tenure-track faculty (with one additional position to be filled in 2012), plus 1 instructor...
Oh, and we play football in our spare time.
Where Do You Start?                     AUBURN!People to Contact:   Dr. Kai Chang, Department Chair      3101 Shelby Cent...
Thank you!                                44       44    22 February 2013
Why Major in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University?
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Computer scientists and software engineers design, analyze, and develop software for the computer systems and networks that power today's world. Whether you're playing a video game, downloading MP3s, talking on a cell phone or even driving your car, you're depending on software. Software applications range from personal computing to entertainment systems to life-critical applications such as medical, flight and space systems. Today's society requires software that is engineered to demanding performance, reliability and safety standards. Engineering such software requires a high degree of specialization. The individuals with the critical expertise to do this are computer scientists and software engineers. It's these professionals who make the magic happen.
The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) offers three undergraduate degrees to prepare students for success in the world of computing:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Software Engineering
Bachelor of Wireless Engineering

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  • http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedFiles/NACEWeb/Research/Salary_Survey/Reports/SS_January_exsummary_4web.pdf
  • The chart below shows the top five industries that paid the highest starting salaries to 2011 bachelor’s degreegraduates, regardless of major. The number of new graduate entrants reported by each particular industry is alsolisted here.http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedFiles/NACEWeb/Research/Salary_Survey/Reports/SS_January_exsummary_4web.pdf
  • For the most part, yes.CNN Money magazine did a study, and software engineer came in number one.Computer and IT analyst came in at number seven.One thing I will point out is that things change so fast that it is always necessary to keep changing. In most parts of computing, it is actually hard to get bored with the job because the job keeps changing with the technology.
  • Sensors, embedded systems, wireless, and networkingGPS, RFID, iPhone, Blackberry, smart homes, freeway traffic monitoring, biometric identification, smart credit cards, …Issues of power, device failure, communications distance, mobility, real-time operations
  • Sensors, embedded systems, wireless, and networkingGPS, RFID, iPhone, Blackberry, smart homes, freeway traffic monitoring, biometric identification, smart credit cards, …Issues of power, device failure, communications distance, mobility, real-time operations
  • Sensors, embedded systems, wireless, and networkingGPS, RFID, iPhone, Blackberry, smart homes, freeway traffic monitoring, biometric identification, smart credit cards, …Issues of power, device failure, communications distance, mobility, real-time operations
  • I want to highlight here some of the very best of our recent students.
  • Why Major in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University?

    1. 1. Why Major in Computer Science andSoftware Engineering at Auburn? Xiao Qin Associate Professor Computer Science & Software Engineering Feb. 22, 2013 1
    2. 2. Questions You Should Ask(If You Haven’t Already) What is CSSE (computing) all about? Will there be jobs? How much will I get paid? Will I enjoy what I do? Should I study computing at Auburn? 2 22 February 2013
    3. 3. Jobs and Careers 4 22 February 2013
    4. 4. Source: http://www.slideshare.net/yusufozan/the-best-jobs-in-america-presentation/
    5. 5. 88 22 February 2013
    6. 6. How much will I get paid? 9
    7. 7. Salaries Ranges 10
    8. 8. Top-paying Industries 11
    9. 9. SampleEmployers 12
    10. 10. Satisfaction 13
    11. 11. Will I Enjoy What I Do?You know… 1. Software Engineer 2. College Professor !! 3. Financial Advisor 4. Human Resources Manager 5. Physician’s Assistant 6. Market Research Analyst 7. Computer/IT Analyst 8. Real Estate Appraiser 9. Pharmacist 10. PsychologistFrom: Tara Kalwarski, Daphne Mosher, Janet Paskin and Donna Rosato, 50 Best jobs in America, Money Magazine, May 1, 2006. 14
    12. 12. A Long-Term IT Labor Shortage Exists Fraction of professionals with degrees in that discipline: Life Sciences Chemical and Mathematics Engineering Computing and Physical Sciences Information Science Fraction of disciplinary graduates employed in that profession: Life Sciences Chemical and Mathematics Engineering Computing and Physical Sciences Information ScienceSource: NSF/Division of Science Resources Statistics, SESTAT, 1999, presented by Caroline Wardle at Snowbird 2002 15 22 February 2013
    13. 13. What Do CSSE People Actually Do? 16 22 February 2013
    14. 14. Jobs in Computing:Data Centers 17
    15. 15. Jobs in Computing Data CentersJobs in Computing:Scientific and ParallelComputing 18
    16. 16. Jobs in Computing:Networking 19
    17. 17. Jobs in Computing:Robotics 20
    18. 18. Jobs in Computing:iPad/iPhone Applications 21 22 February 2013
    19. 19. Jobs in Computing:Streaming Services & Cloud Computing 22 22 February 2013
    20. 20. Jobs in Computing:Web Applications 23 22 February 2013
    21. 21. Jobs in Computing:Computer Games 22 February 2013 24
    22. 22. Jobs in Computing:Computer Security 25 22 February 2013
    23. 23. Jobs in Computing:Computer Security 26 22 February 2013
    24. 24. Jobs in Computing:Computer Security 27 22 February 2013
    25. 25. Okay. I’m sold.I want to do computing.But…. 28 28 22 February 2013
    26. 26. What Is A Typical Career Path? College Industry an executive such as CIO A manager for large projects Advance to analyst A system architect designer on increasingly large projectsEarn college degree Working for a company Start your ownin CSSE writing code company Principles 29 Practice Management
    27. 27. What Does It Take? Think logically Think logically; able to see structure in massive complexity. Maintain focused concentration for long periods of time. Willing to work much harder in college than students in many majors. Able to understand the problem that the software is solving. Able to work as part of a team. Able to communicate well, both in writing and orally. Able to see business as well as technical issues.Work Much Harder 30
    28. 28. Engineering is a Welcoming Career Most work is team work You get to work with people every day The people you work with are really nice people You can also work with customers, lawyers, etc. In computer science and engineering Most jobs offer flexible schedules You may never have to wake up early in the morning You may never have to dress up You can work from home and be productive 31
    29. 29. Engineering Opens Many DoorsEngineers learn highly portable skills Solve problems, build systems, understand principles Many different types of jobs Can change your type of work throughout life! Can couple CSSE with business or domain expertiseEspecially in CSSE Amazing number of different opportunities You get to shop around! You should shop around!Engineering is an international profession Working abroad easier than for other professions 32
    30. 30. Research Experience forUndergraduate Students 33 33 22 February 2013
    31. 31. Why a research university?What can we uniquely do? Get students into the lab Make students our partners in discovery Prepare students for life-long learning at the forefront of knowledge and society 34
    32. 32. Where Do You Start? AU has been ranked among the top 50 (#36) Public National Universities in the U.S. again (USNews and World Report, 2012).22nd College of Engineering African-Americans 32nd College of Engineering ranking among publicrankings for the top 100 Undergraduate Degree universities offering doctoral programs inProducers by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2007 engineering, by 2010 U.S. News & World Report 35
    33. 33. Computer Science &Software Engineering at Auburn Established in 1984 First public university to offer a software engineering bachelors degree First and only university to offer a wireless engineering degree Enrollment (Fall 2011) Total: 589 Undergrad: 462 Grad: 127 Annual production Undergrad: 60-70 Masters: ~25 PhD: ~10
    34. 34. Auburn CSSE Degree Programs Three undergraduate degree programs (all ABET accredited): Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CSCI) Bachelor of Software Engineering (SWEN) Bachelor of Wireless Engineering (WIRS) Three graduate degree programs: Master of Science (thesis option) (MS) Master of Software Engineering (MSWE) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Two academic minors: Computer Science minor Information Technology minor
    35. 35. AU Incoming Freshmen ACTScores (Average Composite) AY AU COE CSCI SWEN WIRS 2012 26.9 28.5 2011 27.2 28.8 28.2 29.1 32.2 2010 26.9 28.4 27.6 27.2 26.3 2009 26.2 27.8 27.9 27.8 27.5 2008 25.9 27.1 25.9 27.5 26.9 2007 24.9 26.3 23.8 25.4 28.6 2006 24.3 25.4 23.7 25.6 27.3 2005 24.1 25.5 24.3 25.1 26.12012 National average: 21.1 2012 Alabama average: 20.3
    36. 36. CSSE Undergrad Enrollment CSSE Undergraduate Enrollment 1986-2012 600 595 543 500 400 323 300 200 100 0 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 CSCI CPE/CENG SWEN WIRS
    37. 37. Graduate placement• Our graduates are highly successful in securing placement by the time of graduation.• Sample of AY11-12 graduates – Total graduates: 67 – Exit interview survey respondents: 41 – Graduate School: 9 – Actively interviewing: 5 – Accepted commercial job offer: 21 • Salary (of 10 reporting) - Average: $57K Max: $69K Min: $50K – Military/DoD/Govt: 3 • Salary (of 3 reporting) - Average: $36K Max: $40K Min: $33K• Companies: – Allure Global, Amazon (2), Asurion, Bentley Systems, Capgemini, CTS (2), Genesis Systems Group, Home Depot, Honeywell, ITT Excelis, L3 Communications (2), McKesson (2), Mutual Mobile, Quorum, Regions Financial Group, SAIC, Southeastern Data Cooperative, UDA Technology
    38. 38. Faculty Profile17 tenured and tenure-track faculty (with one additional position to be filled in 2012), plus 1 instructorResearch and specialty areas Software engineering, software testing, software process, embedded and real-time systems, information assurance and computer security, wireless and sensor networks, database systems, geo-information systems, human-computer interaction, modeling and simulation
    39. 39. Oh, and we play football in our spare time.
    40. 40. Where Do You Start? AUBURN!People to Contact: Dr. Kai Chang, Department Chair 3101 Shelby Center Email: changka@auburn.edu Phone: 334-844-6310 Dr. Dean Hendrix, Undergraduate Coordinator Email: hendrtd@auburn.edu Phone: 334-844-6305 Ms. Barbara McCormack, Senior Academic Advisor Email: mccorba@eng.auburn.edu Phone: 334-844-6313 43
    41. 41. Thank you! 44 44 22 February 2013

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