Computer Hardware Engineer

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Ever peeked inside a laptop or cell phone and wondered how it was created? It was likely the work of a computer hardware engineer. Using design methods, problem-solving and logic skills, computer hardware engineers build computer systems and their related components. From processors to memory devices, 3-D printers to self-driving combines, computer hardware engineers shape the future of computer technology.

Also known as: Design Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Network Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Hardware Engineer, Systems Engineer, Systems Integration Engineer
Operations Analysis
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Combine engineering, technology and design expertise to create new computer systems
Diagnose and fix problems with computer systems
Understand and use various programming languages
Design, test and analyze computer circuit boards
Redesign hardware to work with ever-evolving software programs
Manage manufacturing of completed systems
Communicate frequently with clients and both non-technical and engineer team members

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