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Earning an Online Degree Helps You Begin Your Computer Engineering Career

Jane Smallman, April 3, 2006

In the field of computer hardware engineering, it's almost essential to have at least an undergraduate degree in order to have a successful career. You can earn the necessary qualifications by earning an online degree in a subject such as computer science, electronic or electrical engineering or mathematics.

What Is Computer Hardware Engineering?

The term "hardware" refers to all the bits of the computer and its system that we can actually see and touch, like the circuit boards, chips, screen, keyboard, modem or printer. Hardware engineering includes the manufacture, installation, maintenance and testing of all these components as well as the job of designing and developing new ones.

If you want a career in this field you'll need to be skilled in computer-specific electronic engineering but other subjects such as mathematics are important, plus good communications skills (both written and oral) and the ability to work as part of a team.

Why Choose an Online Degree?

Distance learning offers you the flexibility to schedule your study times around existing commitments such as your job or family. You choose when and where you study, and often you can go at your own pace, meaning that an online degree can sometimes be completed in less time than a campus-based degree program.

With a wide choice of online degree subjects available at every level, you should be able to find a program that will teach you what you need to know to embark on a successful computer engineering career.

Sources
U.S. Department of Labor
IEEE Computer Society

Computer Training Centers Finder
Certifications Training Degrees

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