Computer engineering connects electrical engineering and computer science. It integrates issues of hardware and software and focuses on research, design, development and testing of computer systems and applications.
Why Computer Engineering is in Demand:
- Data from CareerBuilder.com shows that college backgrounds in computers and engineering are among the most in demand in today’s marketplace.
- According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for computer hardware engineers was more than $111,730 in May 2015.
- Technical skills in written and verbal communication, information technology, analytical thinking and research are key characteristics valued by all employers.
Is it for me?
- Detail-oriented and thorough?
- Good at solving complex problems?
- An analytical thinker?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Computer Engineering
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Where will computer engineering take me?
The computer engineering field is broad and rapidly evolving. Some of the areas of
employment for majors are:
- Computational medicine
- Oceanic engineering
- Office automation
- Software engineering
- Hardware engineering
- Computer systems design
Top Graduate Schools
Many students choose to continue their studies and earn advanced degrees either full-time or part-time. Computer engineering graduates are well prepared for and successful in these programs throughout the country.
Some of the prestigious graduate schools which have admitted recent graduates:
- Drexel University
- Lehigh University
- Michigan State University Law School
- Penn State University
- SUNY Binghamton
- The University of Scranton
- University of Miami
- Yale University
You’ll find Scranton Computer Engineering graduates working a wide range of companies and organizations including:
- Alcoa Mill Products
- BAE Systems
- Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
- Con Edison, New York
- Continental Tide Defense Systems
- Lockheed Martin
- Multivision, Inc.
- PPL Susquehanna
- Telstar Life Science Solutions
- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
The interdisciplinary approach of the computer engineering program, as well as the commitment to liberal arts education at Scranton, results in graduates prepared for a broad range of professional options. They also have the flexibility to adapt to changes in their own priorities as well as the opportunities in the workforce.
In addition, the strong personal advocacy provided by faculty members enable students to successfully transition from undergraduate to graduate study or employment. The individual attention of professors helps students to tap into their talents and make the connections necessary to move forward in their careers.
How is Scranton different than other universities for Computer Engineering? Although computer engineering has a technical focus, we are also exposed to the humanities, which has enabled us to become more rounded individuals with sense of mission and purpose. We are comfortable interacting with people at all levels and from all walks of life.
Zack Haupt, Class of 2014