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Software Engineer a protected title in Texas – is this the start of something new?

development.pngIn Texas, the role of a engineer is actually licensed – by law. The testing is now extending to software engineering as well. This means the legal use of terms like “engineer” and “engineered” are protected.

 

The new NCEES Software Engineering PE exam is ready and will be offered for the first time in April 2013.  Everyone practicing software engineering in Texas is encouraged to register for the exam

There has always been some concern about the cavalier way the term engineer is used – especially in the area of software. In many parts of the world, the borders for these terms are more clear cut than in others. Having clear definitions should have a wide impact, especially in this world of XaaS and high job turnover.

Comments
| ‎08-12-2012 10:00 PM
bwake(anon) | ‎01-14-2014 12:51 AM

It's "borders", not "boarders". One is a marked boundary, the other is someone who rents a bed and a place at your table. 

 

Perhaps autocorrect struck again.

‎01-16-2014 06:56 PM - edited ‎01-16-2014 06:58 PM

Thanks bwake for your comment. Hopefully you still got the point of the message and were able to overlook my typo. I made the correction to the post.

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