B.S. in Computer Engineering
Be a Computer Engineer
Housed within the College of EngineeringAs 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.