Course Selection

  • Familiarize yourself with engineering requirements and explore interest areas.
  • Gateway courses: MATH1610/1620, PHYS 1600/1610, ENGR 1110/1100, COMP 1210 Java.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your pre-engineering academic advisor each semester to discuss class schedule, academic plan and have your PIN reset.
  • Check out free ESS tutoring to get off to a strong start.
  • Academic Support provides severalfree resources to improve performance including Study Partners, Supplemental Instruction and academic coaching. Shelby Center, Home of the College of Engineering Student Advising

Gain Experience

  • Attend Co-op orientation.
  • Attend Internship and Part Time Fair- Fall and/or Spring semester.

Get Involved


Course Selection

  • Maintain a good GPA, seek academic support early and often.
  • Discuss course plan with your departmental advisor and have PIN reset.
  • Gateway courses: ELEC 2210, ELEC 2220 and COMP 2710.

Ask for Assistance

  • Continue to take advantage of academic support services across campus.

Gain Experience

  • Visit the Engineering Career Development and Corporate Relations office to help build a resume, find out about internships and on campus recruiting activity.
  • Participate in an internship or Co-op, this adds valuable experience to your resume.
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your resume.

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Get Involved

  • Volunteer for engineering and campus events such as E-Day and BEST robotics.


Course Selection

  • Discuss course plan and appropriate electives with your departmental advisor; have PIN reset.
  • Gateway courses: ELEC 3050 and ELEC 4200.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Consider study abroad opportunities and seek out undergraduate research projects.
  • Attend professional development conferences, the Engineering &
    Technology Career Fair, take industry tour.
  • If pursuing graduate school get involved with undergraduate research projects.

Get Involved

  • Pursue leadership roles in an Engineering and University wide organizations to gain experience and enhance your resume.
  • If invited, consider joining Eta Kappa Nu, the International Honor Society for Electrical Engineers.
  • Seek out opportunities to work with summer camps and/or bridge programs.



Course Selection

  • Begin to synthesize materials and skills to complete senior design project.
  • Meet with your departmental advisor to register for classes and have your PIN reset.
  • Schedule a graduation check with an academic advisor in Engineering Student Services the semester before you graduate.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Attend the Engineering & Technology Career Fair, All Majors Career Fair and/ or the Graduate and Professional School Fair.

Get Involved

  • Become involved with departmental alumni as a resource for job opportunities, internships and post-graduate work.

General Information

The program equips students to enter into fields concerning the design, production, and testing of computer hardware. Candidates will often enter into specialty areas such as computer system design, computer architecture, and  information networks. Candidates will want to seek out opportunities to develop practical skills throughout their education.

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Holland's Code: RIS

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Social
  • Personality

    Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

    • ISTJ

    *Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated


    • Achievement
    • Working Conditions
    • Recognition


    • Critical Thinking
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Active Listening
    • Speaking
    • Complex Problem Solving

    Job and Internship Opportunities

    RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Computer Engineer Majors

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    University Career Center Liaison

    Tasheila Williams-Townsend, EdS

    Interim Associate Director, Career Development

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    Last modified: September 29, 2021