A creative, hands-on discipline with a strong math component, electrical and computer engineering teaches students to work with controls, computer systems, telecommunications, fiber optics, remote sensors, circuits and more. In this field, basic physical and mathematical principles are utilized to develop new devices, technologies and techniques of constantly broadening application, including automotive, energy, defense and health care.

Graduates can expect positive career outcomes as well. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of electrical and computer engineers and computer hardware engineers is expected to grow as much as 7% to 2026, on par with the national average for other occupations. Engineers in this field report a median salary of $100,000 or more.