The use of computer technology is exploding, driven by applications in wireless communications, multimedia, portable devices, and internet computing. At the core of these technological advances are computer engineers who research, design, and develop hardware and software. With a degree in computer engineering you might develop a full-featured multimedia phone, design the next-generation microprocessor, program computer-guided cameras to inspect nanomanufacturing facilities, or start your own software company.
The computer engineering major acquires a strong foundation in engineering principles and the physical sciences in addition to a powerful mix of theory and practice in hardware and software design. The core of the computer engineering curriculum comprises courses in computer organization and architecture, computer networks, computer-aided design, programming languages, optimization theory, and software design.
The BS in Computer Engineering degree requires a sequence of core courses, technical electives, general electives, and electives in the arts and humanities and social sciences.
The College of Engineering offers a number of BS/MS degree programs that allow students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. These degrees may be earned either simultaneously in five years, or sequentially, with the bachelor’s degree attainment followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.
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