Computer Engineering Overview

Computer Engineering involves the design and development of systems based on computers and complex digital logic devices. These systems find use in such diverse tasks as computation, communication, entertainment, information processing, artificial intelligence, and control. Computer engineers will be very much involved with the “Information Highway.”

A computer engineer, equipped with a broad background in electrical engineering and computer science, will be entering an exciting and rapidly growing profession with unlimited opportunities in industry, government, and education. Many of our students have already participated in that world through internships. Some examples of internship placements are: Engineering Intern, AT&T Computer; Engineering Intern, IBM Corporation; Computer Engineering Intern, Computer Science Corporation; Computer Science Engineer Intern, Intel Corporation; and Engineering Technician, Mitre Corporation.

Computer Engineering graduates are equipped for careers as engineers, electrical designers, electrical engineers, design and applications engineers, test engineers, power systems engineers, and product engineers.

Career fields for computer engineers include computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, hardware design, software design, integrated circuit design.