Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

Dr. Chris Coulston and studentComputer engineering is an exciting field, one that solves engineering challenges using digital and analog electronics in combination with computer software.

If you enjoy math, science, and computing, consider pursuing the B.S. in Computer Engineering. You’ll learn to design and use computers and digital systems such as microprocessors, circuit boards, routers, wireless networks, and embedded devices across a variety of applications. This breadth of experience with computing technologies makes it possible for you to begin your career in nearly every sector of the economy.

Why Penn State Behrend?

The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend offers you opportunities to learn in state-of-the-art facilities, conduct research with award-winning faculty, and be recruited by companies around the world.

At the beginning of your computer engineering studies you will examine the design, operation, and applications of computers from the transistors used to build logic gates through to the architectures that run powerful computing programs. Your hands-on course work will emphasize use of self-selected projects; you’ll apply the concepts you are learning in class in ways that interest you, then present the results of your projects to your classmates.

In your senior year, you’ll work with a small team and faculty mentor to complete a capstone design project. Most projects are sponsored by industry partners, giving you the opportunity to work on a real-world industry project, gain meaningful professional experience, and demonstrate relevant skills to potential employers.

You also can join the student chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which help students to develop academically and professionally by attending seminars and visiting technical sites.

Accreditation Matters

The B.S. in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org. Also, the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend consistently places in the Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s undergraduate engineering program

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The Computer Engineering program is Accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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