Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Computer engineers play an integral role in the design and maintenance of large systems that require sophisticated control, including aircraft, automobiles, medical instrumentation, telecommunication systems, and factory automation. They are a driving force behind most of today's new technologies, including wireless communications, and with the expansion of computers into all facets of everyday life, they continue to be in great demand. Computer engineers design technology for a wide variety of consumer, industrial, commercial, and military applications. Transportation, consumer electronics, aerospace, robotics - these are a few of the industries that hire large numbers of computer engineers.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University combines the best of electrical engineering and computer science. You will learn the fundamentals of circuits, systems, and software associated with the design of programmable systems used for general purpose computing, communications, control, or signal processing. While the program offers a strong foundation in computer science and electrical engineering, you will study mathematics and physics, which broaden your knowledge and understanding of the computer engineering field. Advanced courses provide you with depth in selected areas and exposure to the practice of engineering design, and you can take specialized elective courses in several areas. Computer
engineering students are also positioned to pursue graduate programs in either computer science or electrical engineering.
Computer engineers need expertise in both the hardware and software aspects of computer technology, as well as the ability to blend the two to create optimum system designs. With this in mind, Lawrence Tech's Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program offers you several courses that deal specifically with the challenge of integrated product design. In addition to the electrical engineering and computer science core, the program includes one math/science elective, two electrical engineering electives, and one computer engineering elective. The capstone senior project spans two semesters and involves the design, construction, and testing of a computer-engineering innovation. Past student projects include building computer controls for a jet engine, a computer-controlled on-board tire inflator, a fire-fighting robot, and a keyless door-entry system.
"The small classes at Lawrence Tech allow you to actually get to know your professors. The depth and breadth of their experience was really surprising and beneficial."