Dr. Eric Durant
Phone: (414) 277-7439
Computer engineers are at the forefront of technological innovation. Beyond desktop and laptop computers, devices like iPads, set-top boxes, digital cameras, anti-lock brakes, satellite radio, smartphones, avionics, industrial control systems, and countless other products exist today thanks to the creativity and skill of computer engineers.
MSOE’s B.S. in computer engineering program balances hardware and software, building on the disciplines of electrical engineering and computer science. The freshman curriculum begins with year-long sequences in computer hardware design and computer software design. Engineering content is equally distributed throughout the remaining 3 years.
Employers come back to MSOE year after year because of the level of knowledge, skills, and professionalism our computer engineering graduates bring to the workplace. Their achievements are impressive, and you will find them working in exciting positions with some of the country’s most respected companies and organizations.
Computer engineering sophomores can study abroad for a semester at Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, one of the oldest and most respected technical universities in the world. Courses are taught in English, participation does not delay graduation, and the program costs the same as attending MSOE (excluding airfare).
Computer engineering students may also study abroad for a semester at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Victoria is the top research institute of New Zealand, and Wellington is the country’s capital with no shortage of beautiful ocean views and cultural activities. Participation does not delay graduation, and the only additional cost is airfare.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, CE alumni will:
- Have a record of successful delivery as an engineer in areas such as product development, patent applications, engineering management, technical sales, and test engineering
- Provide both informal and formal leadership (e.g., lead specific team efforts or function as team leader, project manager, etc.)
- Develop expert knowledge in at least one area that is seen as an asset by colleagues and management
Graduates of the computer engineering program will attain:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to 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
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
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