How to become a Computer Hardware Engineer | Career Paths & Education | Open Universities Australia

How to become a computer hardware engineer

Get on the tools to design computer systems and components, and solve existing hardware challenges.

What does a computer hardware engineer do?

Computer hardware engineers analyse computer hardware to determine improvements to equipment such as circuit boards, routers, processors and memory devices.

Duties and tasks

  • Analyse and understand user needs and recommend appropriate hardware.
  • Create prototypes to develop and test solutions to improve computer systems and equipment.
  • Continuously analyse, test and modify designs to successfully update computer hardware.
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for computer hardware.
  • Research new technologies and find innovative ways to improve the efficiency of computer hardware.

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