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Computer Engineering


Computer engineering is a discipline that combines elements of both electrical engineering and computer science. Computer engineers are electrical engineers that have additional training in the areas of software design and hardware-software integration. In turn, they focus less on power electronics and physics. Computer engineers are involved in many aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design, and are often involved with monitoring the many subsystems in motor vehicles.

Usual tasks involving computer engineers include writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, designing analog sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems. Computer engineers are also suited for robotics research, which relies heavily on using digital systems to control and monitor electrical systems like motors, communications, and sensors.

Careers

Computer Software Engineers and Computer Programmers
Wage: $85,430
10 Year Growth Rate: 28.2%
Self Employed: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Employed Part Time: 2.6%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree