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.

Computer Engineering uses principles from Computer Science and Electrical Engineering to create hardware (physical components) and firmware which are used in a wide range of areas, including consumer electronics, medical devices, communication systems, aircraft, and self-driving cars.

Computer Engineering students learn how to develop, prototype, and test microchips, circuits, processors, and other components used in computer systems (e.g. supercomputers, smartphones, laptops, servers, IoT gadgets). They also develop firmware, an essential type of software that allows operating systems and applications to take full advantage of the hardware.

This program offers course work in:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Software and hardware development
  • Programming and problem solving
  • Machine learning
  • Internet of Things
  • Control Systems, Sensors, and Actuators

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credits Hours: 130 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Marietta

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Computer Engineering Degree Pathway

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Academic Excellence – The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to maintaining high academic standards. as a Computer Engineering student, you must meet the program’s Engineering Standing Requirements, which include 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 of 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's and master's degrees in a shorter period of time with less coursework.

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree?

  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Software Development
  • Network and Systems Engineering
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Specialists
  • Computer Network Architect
  • IT Project Management
  • User Interface Designer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator

Computer Engineering Salary and Career Information

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 a bachelor’s in computer engineering from Kennesaw State.


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Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kennesaw State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MD # 9071
840 Polytechnic Lane
Marietta Campus
Engineering Technology Center, Building Q
Room #Q-255
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 470-578-7439

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