Computer Engineers are trained to solve problems in hardware, software, systems and networks that devices − from a laptop to an airplane − work properly.
Computer engineers gain their unique expertise from both electrical engineering and computer science disciplines.
Electrical engineering integrates the theory and design of electronics hardware with the knowledge of electronic circuits and devices, digital logic, digital systems, microprocessors, embedded systems, hardware organization and computer system architecture.
Computer science includes software engineering, data structures and algorithms, operating systems, database design, programming languages, computer networks and parallel computing.
In order to accomplish this, students must plan starting in their freshman year to allow for summer courses so that they can take six hours of graduate work each semester in their senior undergraduate year.
Students in this program specialize in computer programming and architecture, network communications, wireless security, data mining, deep learning and artificial intelligence.
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The career outlook is great for Computer Engineering graduates, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting almost 10 percent job growth by 2020.
Computer engineers work for the government and in industries such as telecommunications, computers, semiconductors, biomedical and aerospace, to name a few.
Graduates of the Computer Engineering program at St. Mary’s have been employed by companies of all sizes, including Texas Instruments, IBM, Rackspace, USAA, National Instruments, Southwest Research Institute, Boeing and the University of Texas Health Science Center.
In addition, many of our graduates go on to pursue graduate studies at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, Rice University, Georgia Tech, Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University and Texas A&M University.