A computer engineering degree prepares you to master computer science and electrical engineering in order to analyze problems and design solutions related to computer hardware, software, networks and equipment.
Computer engineering starts by blending these two fields. When you earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at UWM, you’ll understand how computers function in society at the smallest level and at a system-wide level.
With a broad and strong technical understanding of computers through mathematics and engineering, you’ll be prepared to start your career in a growing field that is constantly improving the capability of computers in nearly all industries, with consideration of the cost, safety, environmental, social and human factors.
Our computer engineering program is administered by the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.
He chose UWM because it gave him the most opportunities and was the right fit. UWM’s location meant this Computer Engineering student could take advantage of paid internships at Aurora Health Care, Northwestern Mutual and even an international engineering co-op opportunity with Foxconn.
What to expect
Increased speed to graduation
Our new and redesigned curriculum makes it easier and faster for you to complete your degree. You’ll also find greater flexibility in the electives available to customize your experience.
What makes our program stand out
A computer engineering degree will provide you with a strong and broad technical background in computer science and electrical engineering.
It is recommended that computer engineering degree students specialize in one of the following areas:
- Computer architecture & hardware
- Computer networks & operating systems
- Embedded systems and firmware
- Imaging & image processing
- Sensors & Internet of Things
You will be eligible for these honors in the major during your studies and upon completing your degree.
Students at UWM have many opportunities to earn honors recognition.
UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science program provides many opportunities to pair classroom learning with hands-on experiences outside the classroom. The college’s location in Wisconsin’s largest city, with a broad network of industry partnerships, gives you easy access to well-paid internships and co-ops, as well as other important opportunities to enhance your resume.
Did you know?
- 93 percent of UWM engineering and computer science students complete paid, work-related experiences including internships, co-ops and research opportunities
- 91 percent land a job or commit to graduate school before graduation.
SOURCE: UWM First Destination Survey, December 2019
We’re Here to Help
We have a dedicated Career Services Department at the College of Engineering & Applied Science who works exclusively with our students to prepare them for a career after graduation.
Where You’ll Work
Computer engineers work for large corporations, small startups, academia and the government. Industries that rely on computer engineers include: automotive, aerospace, healthcare, financial services, computer manufacturing, security systems and transportation.
What You Might Do
- Plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems
- Design and build a computer network to transfer data
- Oversee the day-to-day operation of a computer network
- Embed computers into other machines
- Incorporate computers into building materials or fabrics
- Design faster, smaller, more capable hardware
- Create the applications or systems that run on a computer or another device