Electrical & Computer Engineering

Overview

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

 

Job Titles

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.

Employers

Aeronautical/Aerospace Gaming Industry
Automotive Glass, Ceramics and Metals
Chemical and Petrochemical Mining and Metals
Computer Industries Oceanography
Construction
Consumer Products Public Utilities
Electric Utilities Pulp and Paper
Environmental Textiles
Federal Government Transportation
Food and Beverage Water and Waste Water

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Materials Research
  • Electrical and Computing
  • Hydro/Electric/Plug-in Vehicles
  • Wind, Energy Science, Energy Policy

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry. 

Career & Job Websites

 

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: