Careers in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are stimulating, inspiring, and challenging. Students in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science prepare for successful careers in their field with a holistic approach that includes a traditional classroom curriculum along with our Cooperative Education (Co-op) program—the first of its kind in 1906, and the largest of its kind today.
There are many professional career paths the fields of electrical engineering and computer science.
- Computer Engineers specialize in the design and analysis of computer hardware and software. Working with operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks, robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer-aided design tools, they develop advancements in radio, television, radar, transistors, computers, and robotics.
- Computer Scientists design and build computational information processing systems. They develop software, algorithms, data management, and analysis systems. From pacemakers to race cars, these systems are used in all aspects of society.
- Electrical Engineers develop electrical equipment, shaping the design and manufacturing processes for all kinds of devices, from microelectronics to supercomputers. Their work—in control systems, signal processing, space systems, lasers and photonics, and more—is at the forefront of advances in biomedicine, renewable energy, intelligent systems, and nanotechnologies.