Missouri University of Science and Technology
Computer engineers work at the intersection of the abstract software world, where high-level languages and more complexity will often provide a solution to a problem. Designs are often compromises between many opposing factors. Computer engineers might work on the design of a new automobile brake system or the design of a distributed control system for a factory floor.
The distinction between a computer engineer and the more traditional computer science major or digital-design electrical engineer may be in their desire to understand and participate in the entire process of using abstract algorithms and data structures to control changes in real physical devices. You might choose to specialize in:
Where do computer engineers work?
S&T graduates are attractive to companies who build and use hardware/software computer systems. This is a dynamic field with great opportunities and exciting challenges.
Companies like Intel, Microsoft, Adtran, Sun, Garmin, Cerner, Halliburton, Dell, US government agencies, the US military, Apple, Motorola, RIM, General Motors, and many others hire computer engineers.
Missouri S&T's Computer Engineering program has been ABET accredited since 2003.
Computer engineering is a constantly-changing field. By the time you finish your degree, a new major employer in the field may have been started and found great success.
CompE's are life-long learners. New technologies will require you to learn new things.
Computer engineering is a flexible degree.
CompE is one of the most in-demand professions because of its importance in today's digital economy.
Average starting salary for S&T CompE grads: $62,361.