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Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, Intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems. They are employed by computer and telecommunication hardware manufacturers, by engineering, manufacturing and telecommunications firms, in information technology consulting firms, by governmental, educational and research institutions and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design engineer, computer engineer, computer hardware engineer, engineer, computer hardware, engineer, telecommunications hardware, fibre-optic network designer, hardware circuit board designer, hardware design engineer, hardware development engineer, hardware engineer, network systems engineer, network test engineer, systems designer – hardware, technical architect – hardware, wireless communications network engineer.
- Analyze user's requirements, and design and develop system architecture and specifications
- Research, design, develop and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware such as microprocessors, integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers
- Develop and conduct design verification simulations and prototype bench tests of components
- Supervise, inspect and provide design support during the manufacturing, installation and implementation of computer and telecommunications hardware
- Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and clients
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians and drafters in the design and development of computer and telecommunications hardware.
- Research, design and develop information and communication system network architecture
- Research, evaluate and integrate network system and data communication hardware and software
- Assess, document and optimize the capacity and performance of information and communication system networks
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of design professionals in the development and integration of information and communication system architecture, hardware and software.
Computer engineers may specialize in a number of areas including analog and digital signal processing, fibre optics, integrated circuits, lasers, microprocessors, microwaves and radio astronomy.
Outlook & Prospects for Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) in Prince Edward Island
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(1 of 3 stars)||2012-02-28|
Employment prospects for Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)are expected to be limited in 2012-2013 because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- According to Statistics Canada, Prince Edward Island had a net loss of 1,074 people to interprovincial migration in 2012 to 2013
- Environment Canada has given approval to AquaBounty Technologies to produce genetically-modified salmon eggs on a commercial scale in Prince Edward Island
- The Community Welfare League of Montague received government funding to convert a downtown building into an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) business centre. The ICT is expected to be completed by next summer.
- The provincial government announced $73M in funding for several infrastructure projects throughout the province
- Vessey's Seeds, a seed and gardening retail/wholesaler in York, has purchased a flower bulb fundraising company from the United States. The purchase will result in some new positions at the company's office in York.
- Vogue optical, a retail optical chain that started in Charlottetown, has been sold to New Look Eyewear from Quebec for $74M. The chain will continue to operate on a stand-alone basis and all employees are expected to remain working for the company.
- A mini-mall is planned for Summerside on Granville Street. The mall is located on a property formerly owned by Holland College and will open in July of next year.
- The provincial government has released a financial update that reports an increase in population, employment, cruise ship passengers, and lobster landings for 2013. Provincial GDP increased 1.5% in 2012 and the province has kept its current bond rating.
- The Governement of Canada, through ACOA, has announced funding for upgrades to the Summerside fire department, Summerside Credit Union Place, and Laurinda Park in Wellington.
- The City of Charlottetown has awarded two contracts worth $100,000 for upgrades to Confederation Landing Park. Red Oak Landscaping will do brick-paving work and OMD Construction will replace two gazebo roofs.
- The government of PEI announced a new food innovation strategy leading to the development of new markets and products, a new engineering design school at UPEI, and an increase to the Entrepreneur Loan program in the Throne Speech
- Convention bookings for the new convention centre in Charlottetown are up by 75% for next year compared to the bookings for this year. In total, so far, 42 conventions are booked for 2014.
- The provincial government has announced $1.2M in funds for a new addictions and mental health strategy that includes new intake positions, a new Chief Mental Health and Addictions Officer, and a new methadone clinic in Charlottetown
- West Prince Hospital has opened its new collaborative care emergency room for overnight hours. The emergency room will be staffed overnight by paramedics and nurses as well as on-call oversight provided by an emergency department physician.
- Innovation PEI will be funding eight projects to help companies reach the commercial production stage. The companies include Pure SCM, Stewart Mussel Farms, GetGifted, Portsmouth Atlantic, Acadian Machine Works, Spry Point, Worklinks and Trout River.
- Cavendish Farms, a potato processing plant in New Annan, has laid off 60 of its employees. The company cites increased production from competing plants and a need to create efficiencies in their own plant as reasons for the lay off.
- Target will open its Charlottetown store on November 13. The company has hired 120 people and plans on recruiting 20 to 30 more for the Christmas shopping season.
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