Computer engineering (CE) is a job or discipline area that involves some element of computing. Computer engineering (CE) students study the design of digital hardware and software systems including communications systems, computers and devices that contain computers. For them, programming is focused on digital devices and their interfaces with users and other devices.
Devices such as cell phones, digital audio players, digital video recorders, alarm systems, x-ray machines, and laser
surgical tools all require integration of hardware and embedded software, and are all the result of computer engineering.
An interesting aspect about this is that, not a lot of thought goes into the use of cell phones, digital alarm clocks, digital fridges etc. as they have become an integral part of our daily lives. However, to have a career in computer engineering, where the design of digital hardware and software systems of these everyday items are an aspect, interests me. It also shows how important these jobs are in keeping technology alive around us.