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Careers: Next-Gen Electronics and Computers

Computer Design | Internet of Things | Wearables and VR | Energy-efficient Devices | New Computing Materials

To see the future of computing, engineers have to think big and small. Components grow more powerful every year, and also shrink to fit into hundreds of new applications. The Internet of Things, connecting smart devices in the home and beyond, will rely on thousands of tiny embedded computers. The most powerful computers of tomorrow will run on technologies we’ve only begun to see as computing continues to demand new ways of thinking. These devices will be more energy efficient than anything the market currently has to offer.

ECE-trained students will build wearable, and even implantable new devices to change the way we live our lives. They’ll be behind the microprocessors in embedded systems, and the next Xbox, They’ll make the smallest, fastest computer memory, the most secure and reliable wireless networks, and the most daring applications.

Related Undergraduate Courses:

  • Digital Integrated Circuits
  • Intro to Semiconductor Devices
  • VLSI Design I
  • Embedded Systems
  • Computer Architecture
The Michigan Micro Mote is the world’s smallest computer, and it’s already being put to use as a wireless sensor inside the human body to monitor medical conditions.
ECE researchers are creating ultra low-power wireless integrated circuits & systems that can keep the Internet of Things running without burning through millions of batteries.
ECE researchers are working on computers that mimic the brain, reaching beyond their local neighborhood to establish connections that grow stronger the more they are used.