Electrical engineers are dedicated to fining innovative methods to use electricity, electronic materials, and electrical phenomena. Computer engineers design computer systems, both hardware and software, to create new technology.
The field of electrical engineering encompasses a very broad spectrum of technical areas, including computers and digital systems, electronics and integrated circuits, communications, systems and control, electromagnetics and electro-optics, energy conversion and power distribution, robotics, signal processing, solid state electronics, and photonics.
The field of computer engineering covers a wide range of computer related technologies including computer architecture, operating systems, communications, computer networks, robotics, artificial intelligence, supercomputers, computer-aided design, and neural nets. Both fields are oriented to meet societal needs.