Electrical engineers and computer engineers work at the frontier
of high technology and are involved in research, the creation of
new ideas, the design and development of new products and
technologies, manufacturing and marketing activities.
Change the world, become an electrical or computer engineer
ECEs help save lives by designing medical
technologies like monitoring devices, surgical robots and lasers;
help preserve the environment by developing
hybrid electric vehicles and solar or wind power; improve
the safety of critical high technology systems by
designing anti-skid braking systems and nuclear power plant
controls; and reduce human toil in manufacturing
with computer automation technologies. Pursue an exciting career
and make a difference by helping people worldwide.
Invent, create, design key technologies
Challenge what is possible. Invent new
technologies and innovations in a range of fields, from
nanotechnology to biotechnology. Electrical engineers find
innovative ways to use electricity, electric materials, and
electrical and magnetic phenomena (like radio waves and signals)
to make people’s lives better. Computer engineers design computer
systems, both hardware and software, to create new technology and
meet new societal needs.
Work with smart people on cool technologies
Electrical and computer engineers create innovative, practical
solutions and work with other smart, inspiring people to invent,
design and build technologies and products that matter. ECEs
design high-profile technologies and products, including medical
devices, tablet computers, smart phones, video games, wireless
networks, 3D television and highfidelity audio.
The field of electrical engineering encompasses
a broad spectrum of technical areas, including computers and
digital systems, microelectronics, photonics, materials,
controls, communication systems and signal processing, energy
conversion and power distribution, antenna design and
electromagnetic scattering, and robotics in manufacturing.
Electrical engineers create, research, design, develop,
manufacture, and market new devices.
The field of computer engineering covers a wide
range of topics including multimedia systems, robots,
microprocessors, memory systems, networks, the Internet, chip
design, supercomputers and all other aspects of computer
organization, design, and programming.