Career As A Computer Hardware Engineer


Industry: Technology                                      Career: Computer Hardware Engineer


A Computer Hardware Engineer is a profession where one is tasked with researching, designing, computer hardware engineerdeveloping and testing computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers.


  1. Identify and isolate defects.
  2. Estimate cost, reliability and safety factors.
  3. Design and oversee the production of computer hardware equipment.
  4. Test and re-test parts to ensure they work properly.
  5. Design and test circuits and other electronic components.
  6. Test work and refine processes.
  7. Integrate components into the final design.
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of the design and change if necessary.
  9. Use computers extensively to produce and analyze designs.
  10. Generate specifications for parts.
  11. Control the efficiency of processes.
  12. Supervise technicians and other engineers during development phase.
  13. Build, test and modify product prototypes.
  14. Analyze information and recommend appropriate hardware to users.
  15. Design support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic,
  16. microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives.
  17. Specify power supply requirements and configuration.
  18. Retrieve data for analysis of system capabilities.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or closely related field.


  1. Computer or laptop
  2. Programming Software
  3. Computer Engineering instructional books and ebooks
  4. Instructional videos on computer engineering


  1. Critical-thinking and analytical skills
  2. Problem-solving skills
  3. Strong oral and written communication skills
  4. Ability to work independently as well as in a group setting
  5. Creative
  6. Commitment and endurance

image courtesy: University of Central Florida