Programmer vs software engineer?

Can someone please explain the difference? I think that the engineer is probably always going to have started as a programmer, but has moved on to management or project duties. Also, how much math do you really need to be one? I suppose it depends on what kind of software you are designing. I never had calculus in college so I think that I would have to at least take that.

Asked By: - 12/12/2011
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In theory, the title engineer conveys a little more design-type work, but in practice the terms are used interchangeably. At one company where I work, the titles go from "junior software engineer" to "principal software engineer," but the people at the bottom end of the scale don't do much more than programming... More
Answered By: McFate - 12/12/2011
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programmer + software designer = software engineer software designer = madium/advanced math knowledge programmer = basic math
Answered By: Steve O - 12/12/2011
Wow, you pretty much answered your own question already... More
Answered By: UrxmlF - 12/12/2011
a software engineer specializes in the *process* of producing and maintaining software, which is related to programming but not actually the programming itself... More
Answered By: thebig_a_27 - 12/12/2011
Trig, Calc I-III, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and varying levels of Physics, are all typically required for any programming-related education. Whether or not you use it depends on the software you develop. If you intend to write game or simulation software, you will need all of it. If you intend to write... More
Answered By: Wertle Woo - 12/12/2011
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