B.S. in Computer Engineering

B.S. in Computer Engineering
B.S. in Computer Engineering

Be a Computer Engineer

Housed within the College of Engineering

B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering Icon As a computer engineer, you’ll blend computer science and electrical engineering to design, develop and test computer networks, systems and technology. You’ll learn about hardware and software design, along with computer programming to create computer hardware and software applications.

This field requires an innovative approach to problem-solving to make computing systems faster and better. You’ll find jobs in a wide variety of areas: networks, robotics, transportation, computer operating systems, technology manufacturers, etc.

At Nebraska, you’ll study side-by-side with engineering and computer science majors in one of the top programs in the nation. You’ll gain a wide knowledge base in integrated computer-based systems, along with a focus on the essential non-technical skills employers also want from new graduates, such as teamwork, communication and leadership abilities.

Degree Emphasis Areas
Computer Engineering majors have the option of declaring a focus in one of the following areas:
  • EMBEDDED SYSTEMS & ROBOTICS: Embedded systems help tie the cyber world with our physical world through sensing, computation, communication, and control. Topics include embedded programming, wireless communication, embedded systems, sensor networks and robotics.
  • SIGNAL PROCESSING & COMMUNICATIONS: The fields of signal processing and communications are tightly and undeniably intertwined. Topics include digital signal processing, digital image processing, communication systems, wireless sensor networks, computer vision, and data compression.
  • VLSI DESIGN: With the rapid evolution of semiconductor technology, VLSI design has changed dramatically. Topics include semiconductor materials and devices, digital and analog VLSI design, and hardware description languages.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING: This area explores the development of future high-performance computers. Topics include cluster and parallel programming, advanced processor architectures, and high-performance storage systems.
ABET Accreditation Process

The B.S. degree in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Undergraduate Catalog
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  • Association for Computer Machinery
  • Computing for All
  • Game Developers Club
  • IEEE
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Software Engineering
  • VLSI Design Engineering
  • Game Development
  • Network Engineering
  • Firmware Development
  • Embedded Systems
  • Boeing
  • Cerner
  • Garmin
  • General Electric
  • HUDL
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • National Instruments
  • Intel
  • and many more!

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