• Capstone Design Projects

    Students complete senior thesis requirements for graduation by designing, building, and testing a senior project.

  • Class of 2013

    18 computer engineering students graduated with the class of 2013.

  • Hands-On Curriculum

    CE majors learn teamwork, problem-solving, and communications skills in hands-on labs while earning their degree.

  • Driving Cars Remotely

    A team of CE students created an interface allowing them to control a vehicle remotely using a custom-built Android app.

  • Outreach Using Robots

    Annually in March, Computer Engineering students volunteer at the FIRST Robotics Competition, a high school outreach program.

  • Revolutionary Ideas

    Dr. John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc., speaks about his pioneering work in graphics, publishing, and e-document technologies.

  • Asynchronous Design

    Prof. Ken Stevens is working on asynchronous design, a technique that changes the way timing works on a computer chip.

The Computer Engineering Program at the University of Utah

News

Computer engineering program gains in annual U.S. News college rankings

Computer engineering program gains in annual U.S. News college rankings

October 3rd, 2013

The U's computer engineering program was ranked number 38 in "America's Best Grad Schools 2014," published by U.S. News and... read more

Computer engineering director featured in 2013 research report

Computer engineering director featured in 2013 research report

September 3rd, 2013

Prof. Ken Stevens, director of the computer engineering program and professor of electrical and computer engineering, was featured in the... read more

18 computer engineering students graduate

18 computer engineering students graduate

June 2nd, 2013

On Friday, May 3, 2013, 18 students graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Engineering. Congratulations to all.... read more

Computer engineering students demonstrate senior projects

Computer engineering students demonstrate senior projects

May 15th, 2013

"The Car Jackers" - a senior project with Jeremy Bonnell and Tony Wu Students majoring in computer engineering demonstrate their senior... read more

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Program Introduction

Introduction to the CE Major
How to become a CE Major
Meet the faculty
Speak with an adviser

What do computer engineers do?

  • Design silicon chips
  • Combine chips to design systems
  • Invent new systems and design entire networks
  • Develop system-level software to help devices run faster and more efficiently
  • Help chips, systems, and networks recover from failure
  • Invent new chips, systems, and networks to solve problems
Computer engineering majors focus on:

  • Understanding, diagnosing, and fixing design issues
  • Using advanced CAD tools
  • Working on interdisciplinary teams
  • The science of computer design

Computer engineering is an interdisciplinary field combining hardware with software, chip architecture with communications, quality control with design.
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