Computer engineering merges the electronic hardware side of electrical engineering with the programming side of computer science. Often, a student can study electrical engineering to cultivate a background in computer engineering; however, with the increasing needs of both industry and technology that drive our future, computer engineering has now become a discipline by itself.
Computer engineering provides a background in the three broad areas of hardware, software, and hardware-software integration. Students will explore fundamental topics such as microprocessors, computer architecture, digital signal processing, operating systems, data communications, and other related material. In addition, the program includes core engineering subjects common to all engineering disciplines.
UT’s computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.