Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communication systems, or power generation equipment.

Electrical engineers have many duties, here are some of those duties:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products.
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes.
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to make sure that projects are finished satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.

Computer engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components.

Some of the duties that computer engineers do are:

  • Design new computer hardware
  • Test the new computer hardware they design
  • Update the existing computer equipment so that it will work with new software as it is developed.

Both careers require a bachelor’s degree in the field chosen. North Dakota has two great universities that offer both electrical engineering and computer engineering programs. It is important to make sure that the programs be accredited by the organization called ABET https://www.abet.org/. The University of North Dakota and The University of North Dakota offer these programs and they are both accredited by ABET.

University of North Dakota

Electrical Engineering: https://und.edu/programs/electrical-engineering-bsee/index.html

Computer Sciences: https://engineering.und.edu/academics/electrical-and-computer-science/index.html

North Dakota State University:

Electrical and Computer Engineering: https://www.ndsu.edu/ece/

Here are some free online computer games that can be played that relate to electrical engineering, these games may require a flash player:

Electric Box: http://www.engineering.com/gamespuzzles/electricbox.aspx

Fidgit Power: https://pbskids.org/designsquad/games/fidgit_power/

Also, here are some at home activities that can be done:

Spinning match-table trick: https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/spinning-match-table-trick/

Fruit power battery: https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/fruit-power-battery/

There are also some websites that you can look at for more information:

Institution of Electronical and Electronics Engineering: https://www.ieee.org/

The Institution of Engineering and Technology: https://www.theiet.org/



ND State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 723 Memorial Highway Bismarck, ND 58504 Phone: 701-258-0786 Email: contact@ndpelsboard.org