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What is Computer Engineering?

Wenbin Luo, Ph.D., teaches a Computer Engineering class.

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.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Degree Plan

    A traditional bachelor’s degree is available:

    Students can also earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Engineering:

    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.

  • Computer Engineering Courses

    Students in this program specialize in computer programming and architecture, network communications, wireless security, data mining, deep learning and artificial intelligence.

    • Programming for Engineers
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Electronics Labs
    • Circuit Analysis
    • Parallel Programming

    See all course titles, descriptions and sequences:

  • Careers in Computer Engineering

    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.

    Some of the careers you could pursue with this degree include:

    • Cybersecurity Engineer
    • Computer Hardware Engineer
    • Software Developer
    • Computer & Information Analyst
    • Database/Systems Administrators & Network Architect
    • Network Administrator
    • Computer Network Engineer
    • Embedded Systems Engineer
    • Computer Hardware Engineer
    • Firmware Developer
    • Software Engineer
    • Software Developer
    • Computer Information Systems Analyst
    • Computer Information Systems Architect
    • Computer Information Systems Administrator

    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.

“I was fortunate enough to learn all sorts of skills like woodworking, metalworking and operating a micromill for electronics prototyping.”
– Matteo Borri (B.S. ’07) – read his story.

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