Markets & Job Opportunities
Computer engineers are involved in the design of computer-based systems to address highly specialized and specific application needs. Computer engineers work in most industries, including the computer, aerospace, telecommunications, power production, manufacturing, defense, and electronics industries. They design high-tech devices ranging from tiny microelectronic integrated-circuit chips, to powerful systems that utilize those chips and efficient telecommunication systems that interconnect those systems. Applications include consumer electronics (CD and DVD players, televisions, stereos, microwaves, gaming devices) and advanced microprocessors, peripheral equipment, systems for portable, desktop and client/server computing, and communications devices (cellular phones, pagers, personal digital assistants). It also includes distributed computing environments (local and wide area networks, wireless networks, internets, intranets), and embedded computer systems (such as aircraft, spacecraft, and automobile control systems in which computers are embedded to perform various functions). A wide array of complex technological systems, such as power generation and distribution systems and modern processing and manufacturing plants, rely on computer systems developed and designed by computer engineers.Technological advances and innovation continue to drive Computer Engineering.
There is now a convergence of several established technologies (such as television, computer, and networking technologies) resulting in widespread and ready access to information on an enormous scale. This has created many opportunities and challenges for computer engineers. This convergence of technologies and the associated innovation lie at the heart of economic development and the future of many organizations. The situation bodes well for a successful career in computer engineering. Career opportunities for Computer Engineers cover a whole spectrum of industrial systems and service systems. Industrial systems include, but are not limited to: Automotive, Aerospace, Apparel, Basic metals, Beverages, Building materials, Chemicals, Computers, Appliances, Electronics, Equipment, Fabricated metals, Food processing, Glass, Ceramics, heavy machinery, Paper, petroleum refining, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics, Power utilities, Publishing, Textiles, Tire and rubber, Wood and furniture. Service Systems include, but are not limited to: Banking, Education, Communications, Financial services, Government, Health and medical, Hotel, Information, Insurance, Repair and maintenance, Restaurant, Retail trade, Transportation, Wholesale trade, Transportation, and Warehousing.
The multinational companies for Software development include Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle. As for Embedded Systems, Valeo and Intel are the most popular ones. Vodafone, Etisalat, Orange, and Nokia Siemens are the Mobile and Telecommunications companies available nowadays. As for the local job opportunities, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Information Technology Institute (ITI), Paradigm Solutions, Eventum Solutions, ITWorx,and POET AG are the most prominent ones.