Computer Engineering is a branch of Electrical Engineering concerned with designing and development of computers and computer based system. Computer Engineering build and design different types of computers such as PCs, minicomputers, Mainframes and Super Computers. They also design hardware of the computer such as Processors, memories, monitors, motherboards etc…
What do computer engineers do?
Design and build computers and computer systems
Research and find ways to improve the performance of processors, memory devices and other computing circuits
Build computer systems installed in automatic devices such as cars, communication networks, air planes, and many other products.
Also work on the software of computer based systems.
Scope of Computer Engineering in Pakistan
As the computer manufacturing industry is almost non-existing in Pakistan, scope of computer engineers in Pakistan is not very good for their specific field. However, computer engineers find good opportunities in software industry, telecom industry and other manufacturing industries for the development of automated systems. Due to non-existence of computer hardware manufacturing industry, many computer engineers mover to software industry.
How to become Computer Engineer?
There are two routes to become a certified computer engineer
Complete a BSc Engg degree in Computer Engineering/ Systems Engineering/ Hardware Engineering
Complete a BSc Electrical Engineering degree with specialization in Computer engineering, electronics, or system engineering
Computer Engineering Related Degrees
As computer industry is vast, and many fields are inter-related with computer engineering, following degrees also leads to a good job in computer engineering industry