Kate asked Terita Norton, The Aerospace Corporation AddedThursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM Do you need good grades for engineering? Do you need good grades to be a computer engineer? Related to Computer, Difficult Classes, Self Doubt Reset Sort By Default Terita Norton , The Aerospace Corporation Answered Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM Good grades will definitely help you but you also have to be willing to study and work hard. A 'C' average student can be just as successful in their job as an 'A' student if they take the extra time required to study and work practice problems. Good luck and don't be afraid to ask for help when you don't understand something. Stephanie Lewis , Atmos Energy Answered Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM An ability to understand the curriculum and apply it to real world problems is far more important than good grades. If one make's all A's due to cheating, than obviously the grades mean nothing. On the other hand, one who works through college and maintains a active family and/social life and has a C average due to time contracints for studying, could still potentially be an excellent computer engineer. It is all about a person's committment and ability.