• What is Electrical & Computer Engineering?
  • What do Electrical & Computer Engineers do?
  • Where and in what areas do Electrical & Computer Engineers work?
  • How much do Electrical & Computer Engineers make?
  • What is Electrical & Computer Engineering?

    • Electrical Engineering

      • Definition: The branch of engineering concerned with the design development, and practical application of electrical devices and systems, and with the use of electrical energy.
      • The largest of all engineering disciplines
      • The most diverse in the variety of field specializations
    • Computer Engineering

      • Definition: The branch of engineering combining custom hardwar and software solutions to the design, development, and operation of computer systems.
      • One of the fastest growing engineering disciplines
      • Outgrowth of electrical engineering
      • Closely related to the work of a Computer Scientist, however, a CPE has strong hardware and software skills

    What do Electrical & Computer Engineers do?

    • Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 21st Century

      • Electrification
      • Automobile
      • Airplane
      • Electronics
      • Radio and Television
      • Computers
      • Telephone
      • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
      • Spacecraft
      • Internet
      • Imaging
      • Household Appliances
      • Health Technologies
      • Laser and Fiber Optics
    • Top 50 Inventions of the Last 50 Years

      • 1955-Microwave Oven
      • 1955-Polio Vaccine
      • 1955-TV Remote Control
      • 1955-Velcro
      • 1957-Birth-Control Pill
      • 1957-Three-Point Seatbelt
      • 1958-Jet Airliner
      • 1958-Laser Beam
      • 1958-Super Glue
      • 1959-Float Glass
      • 1959-Fuel Cell Vehicle
      • 1959-Integrated Circuit
      • 1961-Carbon-Fiber Composites
      • 1961-Cordless Tools
      • 1961-Industrial Robot
      • 1962-Communications Satellite
      • 1962-Computer mouse
      • 1962-LED
      • 1962-Video Games
      • 1964-Music Synthesizer
      • 1964-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
      • 1965-Kevlar
      • 1966-High-Yield RIC
      • 1967-Coronary Bypass Surgery
      • 1969-Automated Teller Machine
      • 1969-ARPANET
      • 1969-Smoke Detector
      • 1969-Charge-Coupled Device
      • 1970-Digital Music
      • 1970-Telecommunications Fiber Optics
      • 1971-Waffle-Sole Running Shoes
      • 1972-Electronic Ignition
      • 1973-MRI
      • 1977-Personal Computer
      • 1978-Genetic Engineering
      • 1978-GPS
      • 1978-In-Vitro Fertilization
      • 1979-Sony Walkman
      • 1981-Scanning Tunneling Microscope
      • 1984-DNA Fingerprinting
      • 1985-Polymerase Chain Reaction
      • 1987-PROZAC
      • 1989-World Wide Web
      • 1995-HIV Protease Inhibitors
      • 1997-HYBRID-Electric Car
      • 1998-Genetic Sequencing
      • 1998-MP3 Player
      • 2002-IEEE 802.16
    • IEEE Technical Societies

      • Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
      • Aerospace and Electronic Systems
      • Antennas and Propagation
      • Broadcast Technology
      • Circuits and Systems
      • Communications
      • Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
      • Computers
      • Consumer Electronics
      • Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
      • Education
      • Electromagnetic
      • Electron Devices
      • Engineering Management
      • Engineering in Medicine and Biology
      • Geoscience and Remote Sensing
      • Industrial Electronics
      • Industry Applications
      • Information Theory
      • Instrumentation and Measurement
      • Lasers and Electro-Optics
      • Magnetics
      • Microwave Theory and Techniques
      • Oceanic Engineering
      • Power Electronics
      • Power Engineering
      • Professional Communications
      • Reliability
      • Robotics
      • Social Implications of Technology
      • Solid State Circuits
      • Systems, Man and Cybernetics
      • Ultrasonics, Ferroelectronics, and Frequency Control
      • Vehicular Technology

    Where and in what areas do Electrical & Computer Engineers work?

    • Communications

      • Radar/Stealth Design
      • Internet Connectivity
      • Telecommunications Products
      • Remote Sensing
      • Wireless/Satellite Communications
      • Antenna Design
    • Controls

      • Automotive Controls
      • Vehicular Technology
      • Aerospace Controls
      • Automation and Robots
    • Microelectronics/VLSI

      • Consumer Products
      • Electronics and Instrumentation
      • Digital Logic and Design
      • New Semiconductor Materials
    • Power

      • Power Generation/Transmission
      • High-Energy Lasers
      • Lightning Effects
    • Digital Systems

      • Custom Logic(FPGA or Chip Design)
      • Peropheral(I/O) Design
      • Embedded Systems
    • Graphics and Visualization

      • High-Performance Graphics Hardware
      • Virtual Reality
      • Animation
      • Visualization of Scientific Data
    • High Performance Computing

      • Parallel and Distributed Computer Design
      • Computer Arithmetic
      • Computer Communications
    • Information and Signal Processing

      • Audio and Video Processing
      • Signal Processing
      • Speech Processing
      • Speech Recognition

    How much do Electrical & Computer Engineers make?

    National Salary Averages

    Electrical Engineers$77,000
    Computer/Software Engineers$75,800
    Veterinarians$74,900
    Engineers (all types)$74,800
    Architects$64,800
    Psychologists$59,600
    Statisticians$59,400
    Dental Hygienists$58,500
    Physical Therapists$58,400
    Biological/Life Scientists$56,000
    Landscape Architects$54,900
    Registered Nurses$54,000
    Real Estate Agents$45,000
    Interior Designers$44,500
    Social Workers$38,000