Why ECE?

Why Choose ECE?
The training and knowledge gained in electrical and computer engineering are vital in several technical and non-technical related disciplines such as business and social work. ECE plays a key role in forming the basis of every high technology industry. A few of the many examples derived from these technologies in everyday life are: smart phones; tablets; quartz crystal oscillators in watches; liquid crystal displays in calculators; organic light emitting diodes; magnetic memories for large scale computers; radiation-tolerant materials for space applications; new forms of lasers; thermometers and televisions; personal computers and word processors; compact disc players; microwave heating; holography-marked credit and security cards; supermarket laser bar-code scanners; compact cameras and camcorders; X-rays and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging in medicine; novel visualization and communication devices for the visually and aurally impaired; to mention just a few.

The undergraduate degree programs offered by the ECE Department provide students with a thorough preparation for any career in electrical and computer engineering. Recognizing that the ECE plays a wider role in industry – for instance, its role in applications to civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental and biotechnology – the department offers a flexible sequence of courses as well as minors for majors in other disciplines.

What can you do with training in ECE? Imagine the possibilities. (Link)

What Do ECE Graduates Do?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Department of Labor, electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS). They can work in wide diversity of industry from architecture to power, and support services. The hourly salary ranges from about $40 to over $50.

Computer engineers research, design, develop, and test computer equipment such as chips, circuit boards, or routers. By solving complex problems in computer hardware, these engineers create rapid advances in computer technology. “The computer engineers are the binary bosses who dream up new computer hardware, software and systems, making yesterday’s science fiction today’s fact. Without them our computerized window on the world would be a vacant screen.” – Roger Moncarz, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Fall 2000. The median hourly salary is about $48.

What do Electrical Engineers do?
http://www.princetonreview.com/careers.aspx?cid=58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujrEme2UoLM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKdgcxre4cc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqlN1L4BG6I

Life as an Electrical Engineer
http://users.ece.gatech.edu/mleach/misc/ChuckTill.html

What do Computer Engineers Do?
http://www.princetonreview.com/Majors.aspx?cip=140901
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okBNHcT-tZU

Comedy About Engineers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5JSJuN3UWI

 

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