Computer Hardware Engineer

Angelo Cruz Period 7/8

What Computer Hardware Engineers Do

Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer equipment such as chips, circuit boards, or routers. By solving complex problems in computer hardware, these engineers create rapid advances in computer technology.


-Computer Engineers make around $95,000 a year in Illinois.


-A bachelor's degree in electrical or electronics degree is required to become a computer hardware engineer. The relevant courses in the engineering program include semiconductor physics, Verilog and circuit design.

-Many computer hardware engineers have master's and doctorate degrees in engineering

Where can I receive my training?

-Northern Illinois University- Located in DeKalb

-NIU has a Engineering & Engineering Technology department with 46 labs and four different departments to help you in your specific field. My specific field is Computer Hardware,

Dream Job/Career

-I one day want to work for a big computer making company like Origin, Asus, or Alienware.

Skills and Knowledge required

-Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

-Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

-Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

-Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

-Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.