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Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment. Some of this equipment includes power generating, controlling, and transmission devices used by electric utilities and electric motors, machinery controls, lighting and wiring in buildings, automobiles, aircraft, radar and navigation systems, and broadcast and communications systems. Computer engineers are involved with digital technologies such as computer hardware and the development of more efficient circuitry on silicon computer chips. They research, design, develop, and test computer hardware and supervise its manufacturing and installation. Computer software engineers often work as part of a team that designs new hardware, software and systems. As a computer engineering student at Northeastern you will study computer architecture, software engineering, computer-aided design (VLSI), microprocessor-based design, and applied algorithms.
Concentrations: Aerospace and Control Systems, Analog Microelectronics, Biomedical Engineering, Communications and Signal Analyst, Computer Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, RF Circuits and Microwaves
|Applications Engineer||Microelectronics Engineer|
|Circuits Engineer||Mobile Gaming iOS Developer|
|Computer Engineer||Outside Plant Engineer|
|Control Systems Engineer||Plasma Engineer Product Sustaining Engineer|
|Electrical Engineer||Product /Test Development Engineer|
|Electronics Design Engineer||Programmer Analyst|
|Financial Application Engineer||Robotics Engineer|
|Interfaces Support Engineer||Software Engineer|
|Intermediate Web Developer||Transportation & Protection Engineer|
While there are entry level opportunities in this field, many employers prefer candidates who also have co-op and internship experience in the field. In some situations, there may be additional certifications needed beyond a bachelor’s degree.
|Automotive||Glass, Ceramics and Metals|
|Chemical and Petrochemical||Mining and Metals|
|Consumer Products||Public Utilities|
|Electric Utilities||Pulp and Paper|
|Food and Beverage||Water and Waste Water|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
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Campus Organizations & Activities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.
Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: