OVERVIEW : Computer hardware engineers are the ones who are responsible for the hardware i.e. the physical aspects of computers and they oversee the design, development, testing and production of various computer hardware such as memory chips, circuit boards, computer systems and related equipment such as printers, network ports, central processing unit (CPU), etc.
|Computer Hardware Engineering|
JOB DESCRIPTION : Computer hardware engineers are responsible for the rapid strides which we are witnessing in computer technology along with software engineers. While the software engineers develop the necessary software and interface for any computer system to work, computer hardware engineers are the ones who are responsible for the development, design, test and implementation of various physical aspects of computers such as circuit boards, memory chips, mother boards, etc. Computer hardware engineer should be creative as well as analytical, a problem solver with an eye for detail. They should have a good talent of working in teams since they usually work in groups. They also should be good in logic and have good communication skills.
JOB OUTLOOK : Employment of computer hardware engineers is expected to increase 9 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. A limited number of engineers will be needed to meet the demand for new computer hardware because more of the innovation in computers now takes place with software than with hardware. Although foreign competition in computer equipment will negatively affect the growth of this occupation, this will be partially offset by the development of computer chips that are embedded in other electronics such as household appliances, medical devices, or automobiles.
DEGREES OFFERED : Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees Master's Degrees