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Working As A Hardware Engineering Internship

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $89,809

    Average Salary

What Does A Hardware Engineering Internship Do

Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. These engineers discover new directions in computer hardware, which generate rapid advances in computer technology.

Duties

Computer hardware engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new computer hardware, creating schematics of computer equipment to be built
  • Test the completed models of the computer hardware they design
  • Analyze the test results and modify the design as needed
  • Update existing computer equipment so that it will work with new software
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for computer hardware
  • Maintain knowledge of computer engineering trends and new technology

Many hardware engineers design noncomputer devices that incorporate processors and other computer components and connect to the Internet. For example, many car parts have computer systems embedded in them. Computer hardware engineers also are designing a growing number of medical devices with a computer system and the ability to connect to the Internet.

Computer hardware engineers ensure that computer hardware components work together with the latest software. Therefore, hardware engineers often work with software developers. For example, the hardware and software for a mobile phone frequently are developed jointly. Hardware engineers also may perform some computer programming in a hardware description language (HDL), which describes the digital circuits in hardware. Using this language, computer hardware engineers can simulate how the hardware design would work, test for errors, and then fix the design.

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How To Become A Hardware Engineering Internship

Most computer hardware engineers need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited computer engineering program.

Education

Most entry-level computer hardware engineers have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, although a degree in electrical engineering or computer science also is generally acceptable. A computer engineering major is similar to a major in electrical engineering but with a heavy emphasis on computer science.

Many engineering programs are accredited by ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Employers may prefer students from an accredited program. To prepare for a major in computer or electrical engineering, students should have a solid background in math and science.

Because hardware engineers commonly work with computer software systems, a familiarity with computer programming usually is expected. This background may be obtained through computer science courses.

Some large firms or specialized jobs may require a master’s degree in computer engineering. Some experienced engineers obtain a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). All engineers must continue their learning over the course of their careers in order to keep up with rapid advances in technology.

Other Experience

Some students participate in internships while in school so that they can gain practical experience.

Advancement

Some computer hardware engineers can advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer hardware engineers use computer programming tools to analyze the digital circuits in hardware to determine the best design.

Creativity. Computer hardware engineers design new types of information technology devices.

Critical-thinking skills. These engineers use logic and reasoning to clarify goals, examine assumptions, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems.

Problem-solving skills. Computer hardware engineers identify complex problems in computer hardware, develop and evaluate possible solutions, and figure out the best way to implement them.

Speaking skills. Engineers often work on teams and must be able to communicate with other types of engineers as well as with nontechnical team members.

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Hardware Engineering Internship Career Paths

Hardware Engineering Internship
Researcher Engineer Information Technology Manager
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Architect Interior Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Hardware Engineer Systems Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Principal Engineer
Director, Hardware Engineering
12 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Researcher Analyst Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Project Electrical Engineer Hardware Engineer
Lead Hardware Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Engineer Design Engineer Product Engineer
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Engineer Design Engineer
Senior Design Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Hardware Engineer Senior Member Technical Staff Asic Design Engineer
Senior Digital Design Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
Electrical Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Engineer Project Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Senior Hardware Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
Hardware Engineer Systems Engineer Senior Engineer
Staff Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Hardware Design Engineer Electrical Engineer Systems Engineer
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Software Engineer Technical Project Manager
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Electrical Engineer Systems Engineer Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Hardware Design Engineer Design Engineer Engineering Manager
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Hardware Engineering Internship Demographics

Gender

Male

69.3%

Female

17.4%

Unknown

13.2%
Ethnicity

White

37.8%

Asian

36.6%

Hispanic or Latino

11.6%

Unknown

7.2%

Black or African American

6.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

29.3%

French

12.2%

Chinese

9.8%

German

9.8%

Mandarin

9.8%

Gujarati

4.9%

Hindi

4.9%

Portuguese

2.4%

Dutch

2.4%

Vietnamese

2.4%

Cantonese

2.4%

Japanese

2.4%

Carrier

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Russian

2.4%
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Hardware Engineering Internship Education

Schools

San Jose State University

16.9%

University of California - San Diego

8.4%

University of Southern California

7.8%

Santa Clara University

5.4%

University of Texas at Dallas

5.4%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.8%

State University of New York Buffalo

4.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.2%

University of California - Irvine

4.2%

Portland State University

4.2%

Washington State University

3.6%

Texas A&M University

3.6%

Florida International University

3.6%

Purdue University

3.6%

Carnegie Mellon University

3.6%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

3.6%

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

3.0%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

3.0%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.0%

University of California - Santa Barbara

3.0%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

48.1%

Computer Engineering

22.0%

Computer Science

5.6%

Mechanical Engineering

5.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

Engineering

2.4%

Business

1.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.4%

Computer Networking

1.4%

Information Technology

1.2%

Information Systems

1.2%

Systems Engineering

1.0%

Biomedical Engineering

1.0%

Aerospace Engineering

1.0%

Finance

0.8%

Physics

0.8%

Engineering And Industrial Management

0.8%

Computer Engineering Technology

0.8%

Information Sciences

0.6%

Industrial Engineering

0.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.7%

Masters

43.1%

Other

5.4%

Doctorate

2.8%

Associate

1.3%

Certificate

0.7%
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Top Skills for A Hardware Engineering Internship

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  1. PCB
  2. Lab
  3. Fpga
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  • Design and welding of PCB and preliminary examination of system production were also part of responsibility.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, managers and product management teams to develop innovative solutions meeting market needs.
  • Supported testing/integration of two different FPGA-based satellite modems.
  • Created and executed test plans on Test central, PEK studio and QPST tool for automated test cases.
  • Transferred video resolution between Standard Definition and High Definition using Verilog (Insert algorithm).

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