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Why major in Computer Engineering?

From heart-rate monitors and refrigerators to laptops and mobile phones, computerized gadgets are everywhere. More and more of these gadgets are communicating and coordinating through networks to massive cloud computing centers that are distributed around the world. Not only do computer engineers design computers and digital equipment, but they also design software that runs on the computers and develop algorithms that are implemented by the software.

Today’s computer engineers brought us the internet in our connected world. How will you change the future as a computer engineer?

Future Opportunities

UD electrical and computer engineering graduates pursue exciting, rewarding, and successful careers. On average, 70–80% of graduates with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree choose employment in private industry, government laboratories and agencies, and non-profit research centers. Approximately 15–20% of computer engineering graduates choose to continue their education toward a master’s or Ph.D. degree, and some graduates will opt to attend medical, law, or business school. Students who earn advanced degrees in engineering usually pursue a career in advanced research in industry or academia.

Career Paths

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Computer Architecture & Systems Engineer
  • Circuit & Systems Design Engineer
  • Internet of Things, Network & Communications Engineer
  • Autonomous Drone, Vehicles & Robotics Engineer
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Project Engineer

Graduate School For

  • Cybersecurity Defense & Offense
  • Computer & Sensor Networks
  • High Performance & Cloud Computing
  • Data Sciences & Machine Learning
  • Advanced Systems Architecture
  • Medical Devices and Imaging Systems
  • Smart Grid & Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MBA, Law & Medical School

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
EGGG 101 – Introduction to Engineering (FYE)
CHEM 103 – General Chemistry
MATH 241 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus A
CISC 106 – General Computer Science for Engineers
Breadth Requirement Elective 1

Spring Semester
CISC 210 – Introduction to Systems Programming
PHYS 207 – Fundamentals of Physics I
MATH 242 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus B
CPEG 202 – Introduction to Digital Systems
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
ELEG 205 – Analog Circuits I
CPEG 222 – Microprocessor Systems
MATH 243 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus C
PHYS 208 – Fundamentals of Physics II

Spring Semester
ELEG 305 – Signals and Systems
ELEG 309 – Electronic Circuit Analysis I
MATH 351 – Engineering Mathematics I
CPEG 298 – ECE Design Challenges
CISC 220 – Data Structures

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CPEG 323 – Intro to Computer Systems Engineering
MATH 342 – Differential Equations with Linear Algebra II
Written Communication Elective (Satisfies Upper Level COE Breadth Requirement)
Breadth Requirement Elective 2
Breadth Requirement Elective 3

Spring Semester
ELEG 310 – Random Signals and Noise
CPEG 324 – Computer Systems Design I
CISC 361 – Operating Systems
CPEG 398 – ECE Design & Entrepreneurship
ELEG Foundation Elective

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CPEG 498 – Senior Design I (DLE & Capstone)
CPEG 419 – Computer Networks I
ELEG/CPEG 4xx Technical Elective 1
Technical Elective 1
Breadth Requirement Elective 4

Spring Semester
CPEG 499 – Senior Design II
ELEG 491 – Ethics and Impacts of Engineering
ELEG/CPEG 4xx Technical Elective 2
Technical Elective 2
Breadth Requirement Elective 5

Current Students

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CPEG majors must take 1 foundation elective, a number of approved technical electives, and 2 semesters of senior design.

Educational Opportunities

Electrical and computer engineering students at UD benefit from a broad array of experiential learning opportunities, including robust senior design and undergraduate research programs, as well as our Vertically Integrated Projects program, which unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context.

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