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05-08-2003, 11:42 PM
I'm considering going to Penn State to study computer engineering. I'm starting to really like the hardware aspect of computers. And Penn State seems like a fairly good school, right?
What kind of careers could you have with this degree?
05-12-2003, 04:34 AM
Penn State is a decent school for computer/electrical engineering (certainly nothing to laugh at ...), but top schools in the discipline include MIT, University of Illinois (at Urbana-Champaign), UC Berkeley, and Stanford. If you can get into/pay for one of those, you should really consider it (a friend of mine from Pennsylvania tells me that Carnegie Mellon is also good for computer engineering).
(Of course picking a college is a lot more complicated than simply finding out which schools are the 'best' and then going there ...)
As for what computer engineers do, I would suggest that you:
(1) Take a look at a few ECE websites (e.g. <a href='http://www.ece.uiuc.edu/'>UIUC,</a> and <a href='http://www.eecs.mit.edu/'>MIT</a>) to see what kind of career opportunities they offer (as well as what you might be taking courses in and what you would be expected to know going in ...).
(2) Do a google search on 'what computer engineers do' ... there seems to be a wealth of information out there.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck!
12-13-2003, 11:17 AM
just wondering. what are your act scores? does calculus IV sound good to you? engineering looks fun but IS NOT EASY haha. if you think u can do it then GO FOR IT! always are spots for good engineers in the workplace
01-15-2004, 12:02 PM
Yup, lots and lots of math and physics. The career opportunities are vast though. Network, system, circuit, IC, etc... design, research and development, manufacturing, you can get into a career anywhere in the whole process from paper design to the end-user product. Also, you can specialize later in other fields of electrical engineering.
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