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TSlexnon
post Sep 15 2006, 04:00 PM, updated 14y ago

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What does computer engineering study?
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post Sep 15 2006, 04:36 PM

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It is a course between electrical/electronic engineering and computer science. You will study core electrical engineering subject such as circuit, electronics, elecromagnetics etc. The major part is subject such as communication and networking, computer architecture, digital electronics, embedded systems. Additionally you will learn about software engineering.

Mostly it is similar like electronics engineering but you will specialise in anything to do with computer.

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In addition, computer engineering and electrical engineering also overlap in areas such as digital systems. Also you might be exposed to some concepts/knowledge of telecommunication systems which might involve advanced math calculations like fourier series/transforms. Hope that didnt scare you biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Sep 15 2006, 06:30 PM

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in simple term
computer science + electronic engineering = computer engineering
*i'd say its more to electronics as u wont be exposed too much on VLSI.. mostly circuits n design + programming from low level to app. level wink.gif
however, no stuff like CCNA, CCNP etc

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post Sep 15 2006, 10:07 PM

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Mine is more to low-level computer system ... CPU, assembly language, electronics and communication systems
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post Sep 15 2006, 11:05 PM

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here is the website for computer engineering course in utar, whuch contains the syllabus for the whole course. I hope it can give a better idea what are you going to study by taking it.
http://www.utar.edu.my/v2/portal/pdf/courses/CT.pdf
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Different colleges emphasis on different subjects/electives.
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post Sep 16 2006, 05:24 PM

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i'm in my final year of computer systems engineering. in this course, u'll be doing the following fields:

First phase of the course (first few years) is mostly to prepare u for subjects in the second phase (final few years). So u'll be doing alot of basic electrical and electronic circuits design, engineering mathematics, physics etc..

2nd phase of course focuses on specific areas of electronic and computer engineering. they are:

digital electronics
- VLSI(very large scale integration), manufacturing process, designing digital logic circuits (encoder, decoder, some microcontrollers, counter etc), calculating time delays and optimising digital circuits.

Signal processing
-designing Radio Frequency (RF) circuits, analysing signals (convolution of signals etc), designing communication systems, filter design, transistor families (BJT, FET etc). Intensive mathematical calculations involve in this area, u'll be using lots and lots of fourier, laplace transform, trigonometric functions. which is why i find this is the hardest area in electronic engineering.

Control system
-study how system behaves, analysing system response. again lots of fourier and laplace transform here.

Computer science subjects
-networking, data structures and algorithms, software engineering. u'll be learning Java and C++ too.

computer architecture
-study how the microprocessor works, memory, assembly language programming, embedded systems, real time systems (how the microprocessor allocates resources to tasks in real time).

So there you go... one thing to note is that computer engineering focuses less on power electronics, which is part of EE engineering.


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notworthy.gif Thanks a lot for the information, so which local private university offer good computer engineering course?
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I want to know, how is the job market in this sector?

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QUOTE(slacx @ Sep 17 2006, 01:10 PM)
I want to know, how is the job market in this sector?
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i can said very wide job opportunity.

from IC design, VLSI, application design to software engineer.. a lot u can do
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I'm a Computer Engineering graduate myself.

I will say Computer Engineering covers a wide area of study. You are the one who supposed to decide which area you like and then you pick the classes that you want.

There is no specific field you must go ... you have to decide it for your own.

Some people tend to go deeper in to computer science classes end up becoming a software engineer, some people can choose the path of network engineer, I'm in telecommunication field myself, semiconductor, vlsi .. anything is possible.

UNdergraduate study is very diverse.
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QUOTE(slacx @ Sep 17 2006, 01:10 PM)
I want to know, how is the job market in this sector?
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I'm graduate of electronic and computer engineering. The job that you can do is variety. You can work in semiconductor, optical, computer system, telecommunication, software engineering, etc. I'm working as system engineer in telecommunication field now.

Anyway, the syllabus of my course include, microelectronic, VLSI, control system, data and computer networking, Image processing, neural network, microcontroller, embedded system design, and so forth.
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post Sep 19 2006, 08:08 PM

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which local private university offer good computer engineering course? rclxub.gif
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post Sep 19 2006, 09:19 PM

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MMU perhaps?
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UTAR also offers thsi course
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post Sep 19 2006, 11:25 PM

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QUOTE(slacx @ Sep 19 2006, 09:19 PM)
MMU perhaps?
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MMU Computer Engineering or BEng(Hons.) Electronics majoring in Computer course structure is skewed more towards electronics engineering size. Roughly 70% of electronics and communication related subjects while the remaining are computer system related subjects.
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QUOTE(lexnon @ Sep 19 2006, 08:08 PM)
which local private university offer good computer engineering course? rclxub.gif
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Maybe you should get the syllabus of the course and determine which uni syllabus suit you the most...
Some of the uni emphasize a lot on electronic, which I think is good...depends on your own opinion.
If you want something more to programming, better go for software engineering.
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Yes, I agree that you should look at the syllabus before enrolling.

In Malaysia, the name of the major is so diverse and confusing ... they have computer system engineering, computer what-what engineering ... basically it's just the name.

As a student, you are not supposed to care the name, you should care on the contents.
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It's always advisable to go through the course structure and list of subjects (including electives) to determine if you do have interest on the course.

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