Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

How many people does it take to build a computer? At Michigan Tech, lots—and that’s a good thing! Our crazy-smart computer engineers use their talents to conceive, design, and integrate complete computer systems from scratch. Computer engineering is a growing field, and our program’s innovative classes and hands-on research will give you a competitive edge—whether you’re applying to graduate school or working in industry.

Choose your Focus

As a computer engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks
  • Embedded systems
  • Enterprise
  • Microchip Design
  • Network Security
  • Robotics
  • System Performance

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • You can get involved in undergraduate research involving areas such as signal processing, hybrid electric vehicle design, photonics, micro-electronic materials, power systems/alternative energy, or computer engineering.
  • Put your classroom skills into practice by working part-time in the local area with international corporations like GE Aviation and Dematic Corporation. These companies hire Michigan Tech students to fill critical positions in their IT areas.
  • You can get extra help or find a fun job at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Learning Center.
  • Our computer engineering department provides some of the best opportunities in the nation for laboratory-based learning, real-world design, and engineering entrepreneurship.
  • The computer and electrical engineering department, along with the School of Technology, recently received a major gift from the Nucor Steel Corporation to create the Nucor Industrial Control and Automation Laboratory.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in computer engineering.
  • Classroom theory is reinforced by hands-on experiments and design projects that will prepare you for industry or advanced research.
  • Michigan Tech's computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Many computer engineers also get involved with our innovative Enterprise program—student-run business teams working to find real solutions for industry. The computer and electrical engineering department even sponsors their own teams: Wireless Communication, Blue Marble Security, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

Learn more about computer engineering at Michigan Tech!