Engineering & Computing

Computer Science Engineer vs. Information Technology

Computer Science Engineer vs. Information Technology: Which Career is Right for You? 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.  …

Everything You Need to Know About Online Engineering Programs

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 …

Make a Career Switch to an Engineer

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, …

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 …

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 …

On the Job With an MS in Data Analytics

Aaron Young, who received his MS 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 Young Data …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …