Applied Computing Undergraduates with professor
Study the applied aspects of computing.

Undergraduate Degrees

The areas of study within the College of Computing Applied Computing department—computer networks cybersecurity mechatronics electrical engineering technology, and health informatics—are key technologies in the advanced capabilities in modern manufacturing, industry, and healthcare. At the intersection of information technology, computer science, and business, applied computing learners focus on developing analytical thinking and applied skills, blending the theoretical and practical aspects of computing to solve day-to-day business and industry problems.

Bachelor's Degrees

Computer Network and System Administration BS

Prepare for a challenging and exciting career in computer network design, administration, and security. CNSA majors learn to build and troubleshoot computer networks and manage enterprise systems effectively and securely. As a CNSA major, you'll have loads of opportunities for hands-on learning, lab practice, and co-op and internship experiences. And you'll develop robust skills in teamwork, communication, troubleshooting, and critical thinking. Focus your studies in Cybersecurity, IT Management, or Network Engineering.

What is Computer Network and System Administration?

Cybersecurity BS

The world has become a complex synergy of the physical world and the cyber world. Whatever your occupation, wherever you live, everyone is exposed to cyber-attacks. Everyday, hackers and cyber criminals launch new, more sophisticated computer viruses, malware, and scams, threatening the data our society relies on. Your career in cybersecurity will make a meaningful impact on the security of our nation and the world. Concentrate your BS in Cybersecurity studies in Software Security or System and Network Security.

What is Cybersecurity?

Electrical Engineering Technology BS

Mechatronics, robotics, automation and control, instrumentation, data acquisition. Graduates who understand these concepts are in-demand worldwide. BS in Electrical Engineering Technology students learn to design, program, and maintain automated systems, experience that makes Michigan Tech EET graduates highly-sought candidates for employment in industries including pharmaceutical, food, automotive, manufacturing, and many other industries.

What is Electrical Engineering Technology?

Mechatronics BS

Do you like mechanics, robotics, or production equipment? Do you enjoy technical and engineering activities? Mechatronics could be for you. Offered jointly by the College of Computing and the College of Engineering, the BS in Mechatronics at Michigan Tech incorporates elements of engineering, engineering technology, and computing. When you complete your undergraduate Mechatronics studies, your resume will tell the story of a robust, rigorous, hands-on education, augmented with hundreds of hours of applied, collaborative technical experience.

What is Mechatronics?

  • 400+
    employers attend Career Fair on campus seeking computing majors
  • 97.8%
    Undergraduate job placement rate
  • $75K
    Median undergraduate starting salary

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the Department of Applied Computing undergraduate degree programs at Michigan's flagship technological university.


Adding a computing-related minor to your bachelor's degree studies allows you to specialize in a discipline outside of or complementary to your major. You'll expand your knowledge base and boost your potential career options.

College of Computing Minors

  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Acquisition and Control

Undergraduate Advising

A positive and productive advising relationship is a key component of your success at Michigan Tech. You and your academic advisor will develop your academic plan, and your advisor will help you follow and complete your plan to ensure your success at Michigan Tech.

Applied Computing


Try to imagine a world without computers everywhere. For better or worse, the genie is out of the bottle and computing, connectivity, and artificial intelligence have become critically ingrained in nearly every aspect of modern life. This is the world that needs the College of Computing.

Founded in 2019, the College of Computing is one of the first colleges in the nation—and the only college in Michigan—to focus solely on computing. Digital transformation has morphed every discipline into a computing discipline, and industries like manufacturing, criminal justice, marketing, and health care are all being reinvented by digital technologies. The College of Computing is making sure that today's and tomorrow's employers have the computing talent they need to thrive in this brave new world.

Supercharge your future.

Meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in today's and tomorrow's high-tech world.

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Mechatronics Playground, Department of Applied Computing

The Mechatronics Playground in the Department of Applied Computing facilitates hands-on industry-specific training for Mechatronics bachelor's degree students. The state-of0the-art lab was generously funded by Donald Engineering and several additional companies.

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Mechatronics: Dr. Alex Sergeyev and Chinmay Kondekar '21: Demo of an Integrated Machining System Mechatronics: Dr. Alex Sergeyev and Chinmay Kondekar '21: Demo of an Integrated Machining System
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Enterprise, Only at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech Enterprises are student-run business teams providing end-to-end original product development through real-world experiences in engineering design, team building, and project management. Enterprise teams work under the direction of a faculty advisor. Students from across campus participate in Enterprise program teams. 

  • Students in the Husky Game Development Enterprise design and develop games for business, education, and fun. Earn credit, gain experience, and build your resume, all while creating quality software that will attract and satisfy industry sponsors. Who says you can’t work and play?
  • Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) students design, develop, and evaluate human-centered computer interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. 
  • IT Oxygen Enterprise students—from numerous majors—provide Information Technology help to both student organizations and businesses, working on real projects for real companies that foster skills in development, problem-solving, and business.
"My favorite thing about the CNSA program is how almost every class has hands-on lab time with real-world equipment"Zach Heimer, Computer Network and System Administration major, with minors in Cybersecurity and Financial Technologies