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Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Computer Engineering



What will I learn?

Computer engineering is the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design and analysis of all hardware, software, and operating systems for a computer system. Computer engineering integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science. Computer engineering is one of the most vibrant and constantly changing fields in engineering. Computational capability that was only possible by machines that weighed tens of tons and required thousands of square feet of room space some time ago, are now afforded by chips smaller than a thumbnail. Billion-transistor chips and Terabyte storage are now a reality, and Petaflop performance is within reach. On the other hand, software consideration has become an essential aspect of the design process. Devices such as cell phones, digital audio players, digital video recorders, alarm systems, x-ray machines, and laser surgical tools all require integration of hardware and software.

This discipline covers the study of hardware, software, and their integration. As such, students learn the principles of electricity, signals and systems, and technologies used in making digital devices. They further study programming languages, data structure, operating systems, and databases. The knowledge acquired in the first three years of undergraduate program will culminate in architecture and design-related courses in which students experience the cost- performance tradeoffs associated with mitigating hardware issues to software. Computer engineers are employed in the manufacturing and R&D companies, federal and state government departments and research laboratories, healthcare, transportation, financial institutions, and service oriented businesses.

Career Possibilities

A Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering specifically prepares graduates for a career in the computer engineering field. Computer engineers apply principles from electrical engineering and computer science to design and analyze all hardware and software required for a computer system. This includes the design of microprocessors and microcontrollers, software and firmware for microprocessors and microcontrollers, integrated circuits, computer networks and operating systems. A Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering can also help graduates find work in other careers such as patent law.

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objective of the Computer Engineering program is to create, apply, and disseminate knowledge so that within a few years after graduation the graduate:

  • can successfully practice and mature intellectually in the field of Computer Engineering or a related field
  • can be admitted to and successfully progress through a post graduate program in Computer Engineering or related program.

Computer Engineering Program goals

To achieve these objectives, the Computer Engineering program’s goals are for the graduate to possess:

  • appropriate technical knowledge and skills,
  • appropriate interpersonal skills,
  • the knowledge and skills to be a responsible citizen.

Which department am I in?

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (120-123 Credits)

Tuition fees
US$26,255.00 per year

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

Application deadline

1 June 2023

Start date

17 January 2023, 28 August 2023, 16 January 2024


Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,



89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completed High school or have 3.0 cumulative GPA.

For international students

Completed High school or have 3.0 cumulative GPA.

English Proficiency

IELTS Academic: Overall band of 6.0 No band below 5.5. TOEFL IBT Test - Overall score of 61. TOEFL Paper-Based Test - 13 Reading, 12 Listening, and 21 Writing. PTE Academic Overall - Overall score of 44.

The application deadline dates are June1 for fall semesters, and December 1 for spring semesters.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Nevada

UNLV provides excellent teaching quality and the diverse modern methods it uses ensure students are at the cutting-edge of their chosen field.

  • Wide selection of study programs including unique options
  • Most diverse school in the U.S (2022 U.S. News & World Report)
  • Thriving campus life amongst the lively Las Vegas atmosphere
  • R1 top tier award from Carnegie for research-related learning

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