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Can you become a software developer with an EEE degee?

  1. Apr 25, 2013 #1
    I'm aware that the answer is probably yes but if so would you need to spend a lot of time catching up or is the programming you learn in an EEE degree enough to place with a good stead for a job as a beginner software developer?

    Would it limit you from certain roles?
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  3. Apr 25, 2013 #2
    How much programming did you learn? What sorts of things did you use it for? Could you plan out how to develop a software project? What languages are you familiar with? What libraries or toolsets have you used? What projects have you done?
  4. Apr 25, 2013 #3


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    You can be a software developer without any degree. I know at least two such cases personally, and both guys involved are reasonably successful (in terms of money earned, compared to their peers). To be precise they both do have some undergraduate level studies done, but they never graduated - and neither of them studied computer sciences.

    So the answer is yes, it is possible. But it depends on many factors.
  5. Apr 25, 2013 #4


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    Hey Delpo and welcome to the forums.

    How much experience do you have? What projects have you worked on? What team projects did you work on?
  6. Apr 30, 2013 #5
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