Undergraduate Computer Engineering Program

Access hands-on learning in state-of-the-art computing labs

In combination with the your classroom concepts, you'll experience hands-on practice in state-of-the-art computing labs — microfabrication lab, optical information processing lab, photonics lab, signal processing lab, systems and control lab, communications networks lab, advanced digital design lab, opto-electronics devices lab, HAM-radio lab, ultraviolet laser lithography lab, and computational electromagnetic lab.

Integrate hardware and software in systems design

Our curriculum draws from software courses taken in computer science and hardware courses taken from electrical and computer engineering, culminating in the integration of hardware and software in systems design.  An extensive laboratory experience is integrated with the classroom work to ensure that the student develops a working knowledge of the fundamentals.  Upper level courses integrate the knowledge base with current technology and computational tools resulting in a professional graduate prepared to make contributions to the engineering profession by either entering the work force or pursuing a graduate education.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Our computer engineering program focuses on digital electronics and digital system design and the design development analysis and application of hardware and software for computing systems.

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

We are proud to introduce our Bachelor's Plus Master's program that attracts and retains top-notch students making it possible to complete the master's degree in as little time as one additional academic year.

Cooperative Education and Service-Learning

Through internships, co-ops, study abroad and service opportunities, you can expand your learning to reality and gain invaluable experience in your field.  About one-half of our students participate in our Cooperative Education working with companies such as AO Smith, Honda, Toyota, Fujitec, Battelle, YSI, LexisNexis and Naval Research Laboratories. And, many of our students benefit from our service-learning program — ETHOS.


15:1 student/teacher ratio — experience one-on-one assistance with transitioning, advising and growth as an engineering professional.

Work with faculty in their areas of interest — augmented with joint faculty from the electro-optics program, our electrical and computer engineering faculty are world-renowned teachers and researchers who have edited textbooks, published extensively in national and international journals and conferences, and are fellows in their respective professional organizations. Participate in extensive research opportunities with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) — undergraduate hands-on research experience.

Financial Aid

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is uniquely placed to add to our student's financial aid. Through scholarships funded from a $2 million MUMMA endowment fund and other foundations, we support both undergraduate and graduate students and supplement University and School of Engineering awards.

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Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

ABET LogoOur computer engineering undergraduate program is
accredited by the 
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to develop in students the skills and knowledge to learn, lead and serve in their profession and their community.

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Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Our Computer Engineering alumni will

  1. Find rewarding careers as engineering professionals.  As computer engineers they will design and develop new products, technologies and processes that incorporate one or more of the following elements: analog and digital circuits, signals and systems, computer design, software development, and hardware/software integration.
  2. Continue their professional education either formally, in graduate school, professional school, or through industrial training programs or informally, through activities such as continuing education, attendance in short courses, professional workshops and conferences.
  3. Exercise and further develop their skills in professional communication through activities such as project briefings, conference presentations, technical reports and manuals, and journal publications.
  4. Participate in activities for the betterment of society and carry on the traditions of the University of Dayton by maintaining high ethical standards in their professional activities and by serving their country and community through service, leadership and mentoring.

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Computer Engineering Program Outcomes

a.    Our graduates will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
b.    Our graduates will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c.    Our graduates will have the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d.    Our graduates will have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e.    Our graduates will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f.     Our graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g.    Our graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively.
h.    Our graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i.     Our graduates will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j.     Our graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues.
k.    Our graduates will have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation by the Numbers



AY 2012-2013




AY 2013-2014

Chemical 238 57 336
Civil 207 53 220
Electrical and Computer 273 50 276
Engineering Technology 199 65 216
Mechanical 703 100 759
Undeclared 24 118
TOTAL 1740 325 1925

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