Computer engineering in french schools (as in Cnam Liban) is a discipline that integrates several fields computer science required to develop computer systems. Computer engineers usually have knowledge in electronic engineering , software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.
Usual tasks involving computer engineers include writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, designing analog sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems. Computer engineers are also suited for robotics research, which relies heavily on using digital systems to control and monitor electrical systems like motors, communications, and sensors.
To best describe the computer enginner let us gives some possible positions of a computer engineer:
- Information system engineer
- Management Process engineering
- Network engineering
- Industrial engineering
- Mobile and mobility engineering
- Software engineering
- Network and system engineer