Computer Engineering

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WHAT DOES A CpE DEGREE HELP
ME DO?
  • Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology.
  • Build, test, and modify product prototypes using working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation.
  • Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction.
  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications.
  • Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system.

*information pulled from ONET

WHAT ARE THE SKILLS I NEED TO LEARN?

Cadence Dracula; SAS, The MathWorks MATLAB, CAD Software, C, C++, Operating system hardware, Verilog (for a more complete list visit onet.com)

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Check out this document for a quick overview of possible career paths. 
WHAT'S THE CURRICULUM LIKE?

Click here to learn more about MSU's Computer Engineering curriculum. 

OCCUPATION & PROFILE DESCRIPTIONS

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KEY MSU OUTCOMES

100% Placed

93.33% Employed

6.67% Grad School

17 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

88.24% Knowledge Rate
(The percentage of grads for whom MSU has verifiable information)

 

   JOB OUTLOOK

For more detailed statistics on this career check out the Bureau of Labor

2015 Median Pay - $111,730 per year ($53.72 per hour)
Typical Entry Level Education - Bachelor's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation - None
On-the-Job Training - None
Number of Jobs (2014) - 77,700
Job Outlook (2014-24) - 3% (Slower than average)
Employment Change (2014-24) - 2,400


*stats from the Bureau of Labor