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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. (National Occupational Classification)
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- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- Computer Engineering Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Sokanu: Computer Hardware Engineer - occupational videos and info (U.S.)
- EngScape Computer Engineer Overview (except Software) - profile and discipline description from Engineers Canada
- Engineer Profiles - from Engineering Your Future
- What do Computer Engineers Do? - TryEngineering.org
- Life of an Engineer: Profiles in Engineering - TryEngineering.org
- Career Path Booklet (Computer Engineering - p.24) - Tech Manitoba's guide for occupations in technology and IT
- Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide (Computer Engineering - p.9) - from CERIC
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Engineering
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- EngScape (Engineers Canada microsite) - labour market trends for engineering
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Engineering Manager (#2) - Canadian Business magazine
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- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- The Engineering Institute of Canada
- Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations - provincial listing from Engineers Canada
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Tech Manitoba (formerly ICTAM) - business directory
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