manufacture and program computers to solve problems for society and industry. Computers and microprocessors are found in most modern consumer appliances — TVs, DVD players, microwave ovens, stereo systems — and in huge multinational telecommunications networks. Computer engineers build the hardware and software systems that run the Internet and the global marketplace. Computer engineers must be on the cutting edge of trends because hardware and software systems change all the time. Computer software engineering is one of the occupations projected to grow the fastest in the next decade, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. So you’ll be in demand. And you can customize your major by studying software engineering, computer system design or knowledge-based systems. Real-world experience Marquette computer engineering students work with Dr. Ron Brown on GASDAY, a research facility that develops and refines forecasting models of natural gas demand for energy utilities across the country based on weather and other data. GASDAY currently serves 14 of the nation’s largest utilities.
Computer engineers design,