The BLS predicts employment of computer hardware engineers to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is slower than the average for all occupations. "A limited number of engineers will be needed to meet the demand for new computer hardware because more of the technology innovation takes place with software than with hardware," the BLS states. Employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. "The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software," according to the BLS. Having good grades from a highly rated institution should give a job seeker an advantage over the competition.
Our students, faculty, and alumni have played a central role in developing the technology we all use today, including computers and smartphones. We strive to continue this tradition of excellence in our research, education and outreach efforts. Click here to learn more about the department.
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PhD: 184 Job Placement Nearly 90 percent of ECpE bachelor’s degree graduates have accepted job offers by the time they graduate (2012)
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