In addition to traditional large computer applications, devices containing some form of embedded computing system are becoming pervasive in our society. Computer engineers design and develop hardware and software for all of these systems, ranging from software applications to communication networks to components in computing systems to small embedded sensors.
Branches of computer engineering include:
- operating systems
- embedded systems design
- digital circuits
- software design
- computer architecture
Important applications include:
- wired and wireless networks
- digital control
- apps and data management
Our comprehensive curriculum prepares students to identify, formulate and implement solutions to real-world technology problems. Students learn how to use modern computer engineering tools in well-equipped laboratories, with activities that reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom.
The curriculum emphasizes design and teamwork and culminates in a capstone senior design project that integrates the material learned in earlier courses. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.
- hold doctoral degrees in a wide range of areas in electrical and computer engineering
- are actively engaged in both teaching and research
- direct industry and government-funded research and development projects
- bring their extensive practical experience into the classroom
- advise undergraduate and graduate students in their research and design projects
Our students experience computer engineering firsthand through educational and research laboratories, including facilities for:
- analog electronics
- digital electronics
- digital hardware and embedded systems
- computer architecture
- software engineering
- programming languages
- electromagnetics compatibility and signal integrity
- alternative energy
- sensors and instrumentation
- integrated circuit design and high-temperature electronics
- automation and wireless sensor networks
Gain important practical professional experience through the optional cooperative education program in the engineering field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.
Starting in the first year, students can join a wide variety of competition teams, working on projects ranging from a robot that mines for materials on a lunar surface to hybrid electric vehicles. Students learn to manage large projects, deal with budgets, and interact with students from other disciplines and at other universities. With their advisers, students travel to competitions across the country.
Interact with other engineering students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
- Tau Beta Pi (engineering honors society)
- Society of Women Engineers
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Association for Computing Machinery
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