Engineering & Computing

  • August 6, 2020

    Computer Science Engineer vs. Information Technology

    Computer Science Engineering vs. Information Technology It’s not surprising that people often confuse computer science and information technology (IT) because the two are often intertwined. Three different disciplines generally fall under the category of computer science: computer engineering, information technology, and computer science. What Does a Computer Scientist Do? As the name implies, a computer ...

  • July 27, 2020

    Everything You Need to Know About Online Engineering Programs

    Technology is at the forefront of change and has an impact on nearly every aspect of our daily lives. From computer engineering to construction engineering, inventive minds are needed to create buildings, computer programs, or solve complex problems that affect people and communities. Given the tech-oriented world that we live in and the drive to ...

  • July 23, 2020

    Make a Career Switch to an Engineer

    Do you have a knack for math and science? Enjoy solving complex problems? Have a drive to create new things or improve existing ones? If this sounds like you and you’ve been contemplating a career change, engineering may be the right path for you. Engineering, as a vocation, focuses on using math, science, technology, and ...

  • October 14, 2019

    Getting Your Construction Manager Degree Online

    You only need to look at the changing skyline of many major cities to know that the construction industry is booming. But not everything is going according to plan on the nation’s construction sites. While U.S. construction firms should be focusing all of their attention on tackling the housing shortage and reimagining and reshaping the ...

  • September 16, 2019

    How to Get an Online Degree: Computer Engineering

    When imagining the role of an engineer, you might think of someone working on a busy construction site or in a noisy industrial setting. Perhaps you think of a professional overseeing the design and build of something big like a nuclear power station, a suspension bridge, a high-speed train, or an enormous ship. However, not ...

  • August 29, 2019

    On the Job With an MS in Data Analytics

    Aaron Young, who received his Master of Science in Data Analytics from National University (NU), says enrolling in the program was one of the best things he has done for himself.  The busy grad is currently a data analyst in the credit analytics department of Axos Bank and also runs his own analytics company, called ...

  • June 24, 2019

    Ask an Expert: How Can Cybersecurity Be Improved?

    When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on cybersecurity. We asked Professor Bill Reid, the Academic Program ...

  • April 29, 2019

    Which Computer Science Career Is Right for Me?

    Nearly every employee in every company in every industry relies on computer technology in some way. In everyday life, we also depend on digital resources for important (and mundane) tasks, from checking our bank balance while on a morning walk to ordering lunch at a kiosk. With all of this advancing technology comes a greater ...

  • April 25, 2019

    Ask an Expert: How Computer science Has Impacted Games

    When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we speak to computer science professor, Subra Subramanya, about how computer science has ...

  • April 15, 2019

    What's Digital Forensics? How Cybersleuths Work

    Think of the word “forensics” and you’ll probably conjure up images of grisly scenes from TV drama series like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. However, there is another world of forensic investigation, where bodies and bloodstain patterns are replaced by more mundane (but equally illustrative to the forensic mind), laptop computers, mobile devices, games consoles, Alexa-style ...

  • April 4, 2019

    Hot Careers: Getting A Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree

    Protecting data. Organizing information. Keeping employees connected. Today’s workplace relies on technology more than ever before. This also means we rely heavily on the professionals who keep our systems safe and operational. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that, as a whole, the need for computer and information technology (IT) ...

  • March 25, 2019

    Are Computer Science Jobs in Demand?

    If you were to look up the term “computer science” in the dictionary, you’d find a variety of definitions. But, collectively, the definitions coalesce around the concept that computer science is “a branch of science that deals with the theory of computation or the design of computers.” That sounds like a mouthful, but computer science ...

  • March 7, 2019

    Getting a Master's in Computer Science: Online Degree Options

    If you’ve ever considered getting a master’s in computer science online degree, one question you might have asked yourself is, “Is it really worth it?” After all, attending school would require time and financial commitments, both of which can seem rather daunting. So, let’s look at why many of your peers are finding a master’s ...

  • March 4, 2019

    Cybersecurity Classes You Can Take For Career Advancement

    Cybercrime is on the rise. According to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Report, in 2018 these growing online threats included: An average of 4,800 websites compromised each month by formjacking attacks — crimes in which JavaScript code is used to steal personal information from website checkout pages. A 12 percent increase in ransomware attacks against enterprises, ...

  • February 16, 2019

    Ask an Expert: Why Is Computer Forensics Important?

    When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask an Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we asked Brian Scavotto, a computer forensics expert, consultant, and instructor at National University’s ...

  • February 14, 2019

    Ask an Expert: Where Do Ethical Hackers Work?

    When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on ethical hacking. We spoke with Alan Watkins, Core Adjunct ...

  • February 13, 2019

    What is Cybersecurity?

    It was an incident that made national, and even international headlines. A North American casino discovered that its database had been hacked and upwards of 10 GB of data was stolen. That the cybersecurity breach occurred wasn’t the crux of the story. What really had the world buzzing was the way the hackers did it. ...

  • February 9, 2019

    What Ethical Hackers Do: Thinking Like the Bad Guys

    When Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese military strategist, wrote his fifth-century masterpiece, The Art of War, he clearly wasn’t thinking about a battle waged across the internet. However, in the global fight against cybercriminals in the 21st century, his words are as relevant today as they were to the battles being fought back then. When ...

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