What will I learn?

What is Computer Engineering?

Computer engineering combines electronic design, computer architecture, programming of computing systems, computer networks, and applied mathematics. Computer engineers design and construct very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits on chips, design embedded systems and integrate computing devices into networks. Students learn how to use computers to control complex electrical systems and how to interface electronic components with computers. Examples of concepts and applications that computer engineers deal with are:

  • Embedded systems, such as MP3 and other digital audio players
  • Computer vision with applications in digital photography, medical imaging, etc.
  • Local area networks (LANs)
  • Design microprocessors, such as Pentium
  • Computer Engineering at GW

GW's computer engineering program combines the best of both worlds: electronic system hardware design with computer software design. Students in the program are prepared in the theory and application of hardware and software design, computer networks, embedded systems, and very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design and applications. Students can take electives in advanced topics, such as optical networks, broadband wireless networks, and technologies for the next generation of information systems.

Students work on projects in modern, well-equipped VLSI and computer engineering laboratories. The capstone design sequence involves students in the design and fabrication of a large-scale digital system based on their area of interest.

Bachelor of Science with a Second Major in Computer Engineering

An undergraduate student enrolled at GW whose primary degree is a bachelor of science may declare a second major in computer engineering. The student must meet all degree requirements for the bachelor of science in computer engineering, including SEAS general, major, technical electives, humanities/social science, and SEAS/technical GPA requirements. Students receiving other bachelor's degrees (e.g., BBA, BFA, BA) must meet the requirements for a double degree.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$56,845.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Science and Engineering Hall, Suite 2885,

800 22nd Street, NW,

WASHINGTON,

District Of Columbia,

20052, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should apply to the George Washington University (GW) as a first-year applicant if you are currently in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or completed high school.

For international students

Students should apply to the George Washington University (GW) as a first-year applicant if you are currently in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or completed high school.

English Language Requirements: A minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL; OR A minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS; OR A minimum score of 61 on the PTE Academic

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About this uni

With a history dating back to 1821, the university is internationally-recognized and ranked among the world’s top 200 universities.

  • Home to over 28,000 students from over 130 countries
  • 90% of graduates employed or further study within 6 months
  • Offers students 12,000 internship opportunities
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