What is ECE?


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ECE Facts and Figures At-A-Glance

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.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Major Sheet: Includes program educational objectives for both the Electrical Engineering program of study and Computer Engineering program of study.
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