Engineering Careers Articles


The Role of Electrical and Computer Engineers in Cybersecurity

Despite the growing number of cybersecurity threats businesses and government agencies face, many organizations still don’t have the tools or trained personnel to keep up. In 2019, hackers exposed personal information of customers at major companies like Capital One and T-Mobile, ransomware targeted more than 50 U.S. cities, and supply chain attacks compromised the products […]


Careers as an Electronics Engineer vs. Electrical Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers are often at the forefront of modern technology together. In a 2018 US Black Engineer and Information Technology article, Dr. Michael Spencer notes that we have reached the practical limits of how small we can make semiconductors. The problem isn’t that we can’t make them smaller — it’s that the physics […]


Top Skills for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

While the work of electronics and electrical engineers often overlaps, there are key differences in the scope of these two fields. As a result, there are also differences in the skills each field prioritizes, particularly when considering earning potential. This article provides a summary of the top five skills for electrical and electronics engineers, exploring […]


Electrical and Computer Engineering Career Outlook

We’ve seen incredible advances in the most sophisticated software in the world over the past few years, with major breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence beating humans at poker and some of the first publicly available virtual reality studios. As impressive as these applications are, the hardware and systems that make them possible are equally so. […]


Master’s in Computer Science vs Computer Engineering: What’s the Difference?

Computer science and computer engineering both play a pivotal role in building the technology that transforms the world. Furthermore, computer systems are rapidly becoming an integral component of not only our daily lives, but of the many systems and equipment that keep entire industries running. For example, services like Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping are only […]


Careers in Mining, Geological, Geophysical, and Metallurgical Engineering

In today’s world of high-speed international transactions and data-driven innovation, it can be easy to overlook the wealth beneath our feet. Nonetheless, mineral extraction remains a cornerstone of the national and global economies. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, mines nationwide produced about $82.2 billion in materials in 2018. The mining industry provides the raw […]


Master’s in Industrial Engineering vs. MBA

Some of the most significant business innovations happen on the production line. In manufacturing facilities, Internet of Things devices collect data that reveal valuable insights related to operations, materials and other key factors to enable more efficient processes. Increasingly smart, versatile, and affordable robots have become integral to applications from assembling cars to meatpacking. Similarly, […]


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