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What does a computer hardware engineer do?

What does a computer hardware engineer do?

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Asked by G. Horace, Last updated: Sep 13, 2020

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Aug 10, 2018

A computer hardware engineer is an individual that works on the hardware of a computer which includes mother board, circuit units, routers, processors, chips and monitors. These engineers design develop and research computer hardwares. Most computer hardware engineers have a degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering with some computer science knowledge or a degree in a course related to this field.

They provide new ideas and also work to improve existing computer systems and components which leads to advancement in computer technology. This field can be further divided into many subdivisions like CPU design engineers, circuit board developers and many more. Some computer hardware engineers acquire master degrees to improve their skills and increase their knowledge in their field.

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Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway
Chris Kenway, Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered Aug 01, 2018

Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems. These computer systems could be in the form of tablets, laptops, desktops, or phones. They generally look at internal hardware components like circuit boards, memory devices, routers, and networking abilities.

They can also take into consideration the actual outer functions of any devices, including cameras, screens, or battery life. No matter what end of the spectrum they fall under, computer hardware engineers are responsible for the foresight of the direction of technology and being able to advance products at a rapid rate.

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