Information technology and the engineering disciplines that support it comprise a broad and varied field. You may be interested in designing and developing computer hardware, which might include computers and peripherals, wireless communications and networking systems, semiconductors, microelectronics fabrication, signal processing, fiber optics, digital sensors, Internet technologies and many other products. Perhaps software development may be more to your liking, which could include programming, multimedia development, data mining, computer graphics, compiler design, algorithm design, database management or business systems analysis. You might combine these two perspectives to create integrated systems, such as computer games or cell phones with hardwired programming. Engineers in information technology work in every sector of the economy, from manufacturing and fabrication to communications, entertainment and finance.
Lehigh students in this field typically explore these topics:
Although information technology is infused throughout all aspects of Lehigh's engineering programs, there are many labs and facilities established across the campus designed for research in specific areas of this field. It is a wide-ranging set of activities and research, including topics such as display technologies, signal processing and communications, Internetworking, wireless infrastructure and networking security, computer and software architecture, graphics and virtual environments, Web modeling and evaluation, mobile robotics, systems experimentation and analysis, and pattern recognition.
Some of the successful projects undertaken by Lehigh faculty and student research teams are as follows:
The ability to rapidly and effectively process and communicate information is central to success in the modern world. Engineers in Information/Communication Technologies work in every sector of the economy, from manufacturing and telecommunications, to services, entertainment and finance.
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