Computer Engineer Essay

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Shirley Carter SLS 1105-218 Strategies for Success 06/04/2011 Individual Work-7 Outline The Life of a computer Engineer I. Introduction A. Background information (interesting facts, statistics, and rhetorical questions) 1. A computer engineer can take, and build anything from roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, bridges, dams, and underground systems all over the world. B. Thesis Statement: (Include Topic Controlling Idea, 3 Aspects/Focal Points.) Computer engineering is expected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2011. Some computer engineer’s work in areas not usually thought to require engineering. Efforts to clean up and preserve the earth's environment have drawn many computer engineers to projects that deal with the treatment under water, soil and waste material. Computer engineers also work with the military and other professionals to study the hardware of computer engineer design. II. Job responsibilities range from basic research and systems design to power plant operations and quality control. Mechanical engineers earn good salaries. (Main idea/aspect # 1) A. A starting computer engineer with a bachelor's degree may earn $40,000 a year. The median salary for an engineer is over $65,000. Earnings depend on experience and training. (Supporting idea #1) 1. Special requirements Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering license 4 years as an engineer in training Pass the professional engineer exam Employment (Example/detail) 2 Have strong observational skills been creative in specific Activities Plan, design, and build computers (Example/detail) B. Many computer engineers devote themselves to their craft and thus are compelled to sleep little and
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