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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Electrical Engineers work in capacities to apply and control the use of electricity in a wide variety of applications including circuit analysis, communications, control systems, digital computer design, electronics, electromagnetics, and power systems.

Computer Engineers focus on construction and control of computers and their interface with the outside world. They often work in fields concerning the design, production, and testing of computer hardware.

Auburn Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Electrical Engineering

  • Applications Engineer
  • Associate Cyber Security Engineer
  • Avionics Systems Test Engineer
  • Communications and Navigations Engineer
  • Component Engineer
  • Control Panel Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Distribution Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Hardware Design Engineer
  • Electrical Programming and Controls Engineer
  • Electrical Systems Engineer
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Power Line Distributions Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Protection and Control Engineer
  • Reverse Engineer
  • RF/Microwave Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Submarine Officer
  • Substation Design Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Underground Network Test Engineer

Computer Engineering

  • Avionics Software Engineer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Developmental Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Embedded Systems Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Hardware Engineering Pathways
  • Network Underground Engineer
  • Reverse Engineer
  • RF and Radar Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

 

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AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

Computer Engineering
$77,167

Salary Range
Minimum | $70,000
Maximum | $116,500

Electrical Engineering
$69,767

Salary Range
Minimum | $40,000
Maximum | $87,440

These average starting salaries and salary ranges represent 2020-2021 Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates based on student responses to the Auburn University First Destinations Survey.

RECRUITING COMPANIES

TOP HIRING EMPLOYERS
Hiring 2 or more graduates in 2020-2021 

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This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Electrical and Computer Engineers.

TOP CITIES FOR GRADUATES

With 2 or more 2020-2021 graduates locating to cities

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Fort Worth, TX

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