Electrical Engineering (EE) is one of the broadest and largest engineering disciplines. Many electrical engineers work in the areas of design, analysis and application of electrical/electronic components, circuits, and systems. Many electrical engineers work in areas focused on the analysis, design, and application of information processing systems such as communication systems, medical imaging and military sensors. The areas in which electrical engineers work span the spectrum from the atomic level to systems level design. Within this spectrum, an electrical engineer may focus on the atomic level operation of micro-electronic devices or on the design of integrated circuits, electronic circuits, or systems that process signals and information.
Computer Engineering (CoE) encompassed primarily the design of computers, emerging as a bridge between electrical engineering and computer science. Driven by technological advancements that have made computing technology inexpensive and small enough to incorporate into a wide-range of products and systems, computer engineering has become one of the core engineering disciplines. The scope of products and systems containing computer technology is ever-expanding, ranging from small embedded computers in consumer electronics, appliances and automobiles to complex computer-based systems controlling power generation, manufacturing, and telecommunications systems. The role of the computer engineer includes the design, analysis and implementation of computing technology as well as its integration into devices and systems that use computers as components or tools. As a result, computer engineers work in many industries, including aerospace, automobile, computer, defense, electronics, information technology, networking, and telecommunications.
Last Updated: 11/21/12