Computer Engineering (CE) encompasses the research, development, design and operation of computers and computerized systems and their hardware and software components. This area of study leads to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. The primary objective of the Computer Engineering program is to educate engineering professionals who possess sound design and analytical background coupled with a strong laboratory experience supporting Computer Engineering concepts.
Obtaining a major in Computer Engineering prepares students for a variety of career opportunities.
Computer engineers working on embedded systems design and build all the "cool stuff" that one encounters daily: iPhones and iPods, car navigation systems, hybrid automobiles, high-definition televisions, domestic robotics systems and kitchen appliances, but also the systems that make the economy work, like real-time communication networks, plant automation systems, railroad safety systems, air traffic control, and industrial instrumentation tools. There are two focus in this area of study - Embedded Systems/ Internet of Things and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC). Graduates of the program will have a wide variety of opportunities in industry and other fields of the economy.
Embedded systems and ASIC design engineers are in strong demand by many companies in the US and world-wide (especially in the aerospace, communications, defense and automotive industries).
The Computer Engineering program is part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology.
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The Computer Engineering program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering prepares students with a solid foundation in design and analytics coupled with strong laboratory experience.
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