Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Degree
Build the hardware that fuels one of the fastest-growing industries in the world with the Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Mount Union. Our comprehensive program will ensure you are equipped with the essential skills to be a changemaker in this competitive field.
Our faculty are experts in the fields of information security and systems, and they will lead you through the Four Pillars of Exceptional Engineering Education:
- Extensive, real-world experiences
- Required international fieldwork
- Integration of engineering with essential business skills
- Development of effective leaders and communicators
About the Program
The computer engineering major at Mount Union provides you with highly focused course offerings like Operating Systems Concepts. You will also collaborate with faculty and peers on our business and computer science programs, ensuring you are ready to be a well-rounded leader after graduation.
With a 94% placement rate in paid engineering internships and an international experience that elevates impoverished areas, incredible opportunities are available for you through our School of Engineering.
Computer Engineering Quick Facts
- 72 credit hours within the Computer Engineernig degree program
- 32 credit hours in the well-rounded Integrative Core
- Travel and make an impact through our required international experiences
Learn more about the Degree in Computer Engineering
Influence the future of technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Mount Union. Through internship experiences and collaborative designs, you will be ready to create change in this cutting-edge field.
Program Mission and Objectives
The mission of the computer engineering program is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, hands-on engineering education in a quality and conducive learning environment; providing students with the skills and competencies necessary for employment or career advancement as Computer engineers. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. We will prepare our students to be the technical, business, and global leaders of tomorrow.
Program Educational Objectives
- Our graduates will develop into responsible citizens by engaging in a range of careers in Computer Engineering or related fields, by pursuing an advance degree to emerge as researchers, experts, and educators, or through alternate career paths.
- Our graduates will engage in meaningful work to practice Computer Engineering in a broad range of industries surpassing the expectation of their employers.
- Our graduates will continue to develop professionally or academically by learning new concepts, identify new directions, and other creative pursuits in science and technology.
- Our graduates will demonstrate leadership and communication skills developed in their chosen career by serving the Computer Engineering profession and their local community, nation and international partnership or society.
At the time of graduation, computer engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Taught by our outstanding engineering faculty with expertise in the many fields that make up computer engineering, you will start your college career with general education courses in chemistry, physics, calculus, and an overall view of the engineering profession as well as analysis and design. Throughout your years at Mount Union, you will engage in our dynamic curriculum that is strongly focused on real-world application. You will gain hands-on experience through a required international experience in the field as well as through the engineering capstone design course.
Computer engineering is a field with demand and has the potential to grow as more industries outside of computer and electronic product manufacturing begin to research and develop their own electronic devices. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is estimated to be 77,600 jobs by 2026. The average median salary in 2017 was $115,120, roughly 25% higher than the median engineering salary.