A great way to combine electrical engineering and computer science is by looking into a career in computer engineering. Receiving training in the areas of software design and hardware-software integration toward a computer engineering degree lets you focus on power electronics and physics, possibly more than your electrical engineering counterparts. In high demand today with a great outlook for the future, computer engineers can enjoy long-term career stability and financial independence.
Generally, computer engineer students gain a thorough understanding and adeptness with the following prior to becoming computer engineers:
Computer architecture & networking
Circuits and signals
Digital logic & signal processing
Embedded, operating, and distributed systems
Human-computer interaction; social & professional issues
VLSI design and fabrication
As a field, computer engineering technology attracts individuals with an interest, education or expertise in the following:
ASIC design, FPGA development, firmware development, software development, hardware integration, circuit design, and system-level design and integration.
Mathematics and the sciences.
Technology solutions requiring intense, logical, thought-provoking alternatives and “out of the box” thinking.
If you feel computer engineering is the field for you and you, you should consider which technical institution offers you an in-depth study, as your full breadth of knowledge will be used in the design and application of computers before and after graduation.
ITT Technical Institute not only has in-depth computer engineering technology programs that combine education with real-world applications, the institute also offers the option of completing your computer engineering degree in state-of-the-art classrooms, as well as online. ITT Tech is committed to helping you work through the delicate balance between your education toward becoming a computer engineer with your work and personal life. This makes the transition from the classroom to the real world much easier.
Whether you choose to get your entire training toward becoming a computer engineer in the classroom or through online courses, you may be on your way to a career that’s stable and financially rewarding. Maybe your electrical engineering and computer science knowledge will lead to the next big breakthrough in computer engineering?
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