Electrical & Computer Engineering

From geographical information systems that can continuously provide the location of a vehicle to giant electric power generators, electrical and electronics engineers are responsible for a wide range of technologies. Electrical and electronics engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment. Some of this equipment includes power generating, controlling, and transmission devices used by electric utilities; and electric motors, machinery controls, lighting, and wiring in buildings, automobiles, aircraft, radar and navigation systems, and broadcast and communications systems.
Computer engineers are involved with digital technologies like compute hardware and the development of more efficient circuitry on silicon computer chips. They research, design, develop, and test computer hardware and supervise its manufacture and installation. Hardware refers to computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, modems, and printers. Computer software engineers often work as part of a team that designs new hardware, software and systems.
You can consider concentrations in Aerospace and Control Systems, Analog Microelectronics, Biomedical Engineering, Communications and Signal Analyst, Computer Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, RF Circuits and Microwaves.

Sample Occupations:

  • Computer Engineers
  • Electronics Design Engineers
  • Systems Development Engineers
  • Transmission and Protection Engineers
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Outside Plant Engineers
  • Power Distribution Engineers

Skills Required:

  • Technical drawing
  • Ability to identify problems
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to organize and think logically
  • Patience
  • Field surveys
  • Ability to analyze
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Creative
  • Ability to work under pressure

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