Computer Engineering

Tania Ruiz

Job Description

Computer engineers research, design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware, including computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, routers, and printers.
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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design new computer hardware, creating blueprints of computer equipment to be built.

  • Test completed models of the computer hardware they design

Education Requirements

  • Need a bachelor's degree in computer engineering. A degree in electrical engineering or computer science is generally acceptable.

  • Need a sold background in math and science

Job Outlook

  • Grow 7 percent from 2012-2022

  • Slower than the average of all occupations

  • Declining employment in the manufacturing industries that employ many of these workers will negatively affect the growth of this occupation

Salary & Work Environment

Salary = $100.920

Work Environment :

  • Computer systems design and related services (20%)

  • Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing (17%)

Work in research laboratories, most work in high-tech manufacturing firms.

About 1 in 3 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2012.

Related Courses & Experience

Some related courses at Leyden are :
  • Networking which it will help students to do hands on lab experience, basic understanding of how a network functions.

  • Coding and computer repair, this will help you begin with coding and the fundamental concepts of computational thinking with additional focus on computer hardware and repair.

Some experience would be that a high school student could volunteer in a store that works with computers and technology. For example: Apple, Microsoft, etc.
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