Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
The Kennesaw State University computer engineering degree provides you with the skills needed for a career as a computer engineer. The computer engineering field is a blend of hardware engineering with software development. As a computer engineer, you will gain skills in electrical and electronic engineering, software design, and hardware-software integration. The goal of a computer engineer is to promote the advancement of digital technology, computer networking, and embedded computer systems. At KSU, the computer engineering degree program places special focus on embedded systems design, Internet of Things (IoT), systems integration with sensors and actuators, and product development.
As a computer engineer, you will conduct research, design and develop computers and equipment and also manufacture and install computers and computerized equipment. You will also have skills to oversee the manufacturing process of computers and perform any upgrades that may be needed to ensure the product runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Computer hardware engineering not only focuses on the design and installation of computers for homes and businesses, but is used in various other industries, such as computerized medical devices and equipment and computerized equipment for automobiles.
This program offers course work in:
- Computer Organization and Interfacing
- Engineering electronics
- Programming and problem solving
- Data college and analysis
- Engineering economic analysis
- Control systems
With this computer engineering training, you will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Computer engineer careers vary, but primarily research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. You’ll generally work indoors, in offices, but may have to visit sites to observe a problem or a piece of complex equipment. Below are a few computer engineer jobs you might pursue with an bachelor’s in computer engineering from Kennesaw State.
Computer Hardware Engineer
Median Salary for Computer Hardware Engineers: national $117,220; Georgia $104,820
Job Growth for Computer Hardware Engineers: national 2%; Georgia 7%
Median Salary for Electrical Engineers: national $98,530; Georgia $93,950
Job Growth for Electrical Engineers: national 5%; Georgia 12%
*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online
- Academic Excellence – The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to maintaining high academic standards. As an electrical engineering student, you must meet the program’s Engineering Standing Requirements, which includes having a minimum 2.7 GPA in select math, science and engineering courses before enrolling in upper division courses.
- Hands-On Experience – You will have many opportunities for hands-on training, including coursework projects that enable you to build and utilize skills learned.
- Innovative Research – The computer engineering program is on-campus in Marietta and located within KSU’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET), which places a high regard on research to advance the understanding in all aspects of engineering. The College has state-of-the-art labs and facilities, and dedicated Research Centers like the Center for Advanced Materials Research and Education, to conduct a wide range of innovative research projects year round.
Kennesaw State also offers a Master of Science in Applied Engineering along with an Accelerated Bachelors to Masters schedule that will enable you to complete both your bachelor and master degrees in a shorter period of time with less coursework.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Contact Information
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MD # 9072
840 Polytechnic Lane
Marietta, GA 30060
Engineering Technology Center, Building Q
Learn more about the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET), or select an Electrical Engineering topic below.
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