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 between 3-5% from 2021-2031. Engineers in these fields report a median salary above $100,000 per year.
With all the experiences that I gained here at Wayne State University, I am confident that after my graduation I will be prepared to successfully contribute to product development at a high-tech company or lead students and research teams at a research intensive university.
Seyedeh Masoumeh Navidi
Electrical Engineering PhD student
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