What is Software Engineering
The design and development of software falls within the domain of Software Engineering. Software is, fundamentally, an organised script that sends a series of instructions to hardware to perform a particular task.
Software Engineering ensures the end product is user-friendly, cost-effective and accurate. While computer science is a similar field, it focuses less on the practical application of software. Software Engineers also design algorithms and compilers used to execute programs.
After a few years of experience, Software Engineers can often be responsible for overseeing entire projects in a management role, supervising a team of programmers. Common daily tasks include setting design targets and troubleshooting existing code problems. All IT companies employ Software Engineers to design customised software for various projects requested by clients. Software Engineers may also work as freelance game and application developers.