Computer Hardware Engineering Major

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and evaluation of computer hardware and related peripheral equipment.

Includes instruction in computer circuit and chip design, circuitry, computer systems design, computer equipment design, computer layout planning, testing procedures, and related computer theory and software topics.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Computer Hardware Engineering (use the College Search feature and enter "computer hardware engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Computer Hardware Engineering?

If you earn a degree in Computer Hardware Engineering, you likely will work for a computer company and/or component manufacturer.  As well, you may find a career with research organizations and government employers.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Computer Hardware Engineering

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Computer Hardware Engineering