What is computer engineering?

Since engineering is the application of the principles of basic science to the solving of problems within constraints (that is, building things!), computer engineering is engineering applied to computers and computer-based systems. In other words, computer engineers build computers such as PCs, workstations, and supercomputers. They also build computer-based systems such as those found in cars, planes, appliances, electronics, phones, communication networks, and many, many other products. Computer engineers typically design not only the hardware, but also much of the software in computer-based systems.


 

What set of skills do I need to be a computer engineer?

All scientists and engineers need a firm foundation in basic science and math. They also need to be able to work in teams and to communicate their ideas both verbally and in writing. Computer engineers specifically are comfortable with both hardware and software. Depending on where your interests lie, either one can be emphasized.


 

What job opportunities are there for computer engineers?

Computer engineers work for computer companies such as Intel, HP, and Texas Instruments, and also in industries that build or use computer-based systems, such as telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, etc. Many computer engineers also get jobs as programmers. While they have less programming experience than computer science graduates, their understanding of hardware gives them an advantage in dealing with overall systems.


 

How long it does generally takes to complete engineering?

It takes 4 years for the completion of the course.


 

What is the cost of tuition?

The tuition fees information is available at the Accounts office.


 

What is the scope of Computer Engineering?

It is a multidisciplinary branch of Engineering and the graduates are eligible for the different fields like


 

What are the research opportunities for this program?

The Computer Engineering is one of the emerging fields of science and it has plenty of scope for research through Masters in Technology, Masters in Science and PhD programs in India as well as abroad.


 

Is there a scope for internship?

Yes. Many of the IT companies and Government Organizations offer internship for students.


 

What are career salary prospects for computer engineers?

Longer term, if you were to become a typical successful engineer, you could expect your salary to increase steadily at in the ten plus years after you begin working. After that, your salary will very much depend on how much your expertise is in demand and whether you go into the business related aspects of your company, say management or marketing, or not. Of course, keeping up with your field is absolutely essential to advancing, or even remaining employable.


 

What is difference between Information Technology (IT) & Computer Engineering (CS)?

The basic difference is that computer science is a core branch & IT a specialized branch, where IT professionals are software professionals who are expertise for automation. IT includes Networking, Database and web and programming languages where as in CS the main concentration is on Programming languages and Architecture and design.


 

If I am accepted into CSE, can I defer admission? Can I attend part-time?

Due to the high demand for the CSE program, admission is offered only for the quarter for which you apply. You may not defer your admission or save a space in the department while not taking CSE courses. The department offers a full-time, daytime program. If you are admitted to the program, plan on pursuing your degree on a full-time basis. Some exceptions may be considered for extenuating circumstances.


 

 If I have applied earlier, can I reapply?

Yes, you can reapply. You need to fill out a completely new online application for this purpose.


 

Are there research opportunities for undergraduates?

Yes! We pride ourselves on the opportunities available for undergraduates to engage in significant research experiences. Students can become connected with these opportunities by reaching out to faculty members whose research area they find to be intriguing. Upper-class students are also valuable resources in educating new students about research opportunities and about the focus of various laboratories in our College. It is not uncommon for our undergraduates to author papers and present their work at professional conferences.


 

What’s the difference between computer engineering and computer science?

Computer engineers build hardware while computer scientists generally do not. However, computer scientists certainly know enough about hardware to analyze computer system operations and to interact with hardware engineers.

Computer scientists know more about underlying theory of computation, programming languages, and operating systems. While computer engineers often work as programmers, most system level programs such as programming languages and operating systems are designed by computer scientists. However, computer engineers usually write the programs for computer-based systems.


 

What are career salary prospects for computer engineers?

Longer term, if you were to become a typical successful engineer, you could expect your salary to increase steadily at in the ten plus years after you begin working. After that, your salary will very much depend on how much your expertise is in demand and whether you go into the business related aspects of your company, say management or marketing, or not. Of course, keeping up with your field is absolutely essential to advancing, or even remaining employable.