Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment. Some of this equipment includes power generating, controlling, and transmission devices used by electric utilities and electric motors, machinery controls, lighting and wiring in buildings, automobiles, aircraft, radar and navigation systems, and broadcast and communications systems. 

Computer engineers are involved with digital technologies such as computer hardware and the development of more efficient circuitry on silicon computer chips. They research, design, develop, and test computer hardware and supervise its manufacturing and installation. Computer software engineers often work as part of a team that designs new hardware, software and systems.  As a computer engineering student at Northeastern you will study computer architecture, software engineering, computer-aided design (VLSI), microprocessor-based design, and applied algorithms.

Job Titles

Applications EngineerMobile Gaming iOS Developer
Circuits EngineerOutside Plant Engineer
Computer EngineerPlasma Engineer
Control Systems EngineerProduct Sustaining Engineer
Electrical EngineerProduct /Test Development Engineer
Electronics Design EngineerProgrammer Analyst
Financial Application EngineerRobotics Engineer
Interfaces Support EngineerSoftware Engineer
Intermediate Web DeveloperTransportation and Protection Engineer
Microelectronics Engineer

While there are entry level opportunities in this field, many employers prefer candidates who also have co-op and internship experience in the field. In some situations, there may be additional certifications needed beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note that they may not currently have positions posted.
3MATT
Adobe Systems Inc.Paydiant Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.Polar Design
aPriori TechnologiesStaples Inc.

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
AerospaceFood and Beverage
AutomotiveGovernment
ChemicalMedical
Computer IndustriesMining
ConstructionTextiles
Consumer ProductsTransportation
EnvironmentalUtilities

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Electrical and Computing
  • Hydro/Electric/Plug-in Vehicles
  • Materials Research
  • Wind, Energy Science, Energy Policy

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.com,Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

For additional student organizations click here.
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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.