Computer Engineering (BSCPE)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Program your future.

As a computer engineering major, you'll design and upgrade advanced digital and computer-based systems by balancing and integrating the use of hardware components and software: a computer's central processor unit, memory devices, input/output devices and computer networks, operating systems, compilers, and general-purpose programming for specific applications.

You'll enjoy an extensive laboratory experience integrated with coursework that ensures a working knowledge of engineering fundamentals. Upper-level courses combine academics with current technology and computational tools, which enables you to become the complete professional ready to contribute to the engineering profession after graduation by either entering the workforce or pursuing a graduate education.

  • Our Cooperative Education program allows students to work with companies such as GE Aviation, AO Smith, Honda, Toyota, Fujitec, Battelle, YSI, LexisNexis and Naval Research Laboratories.
  • A degree that makes you competitive in today's job market
  • Hands-on research experiences at our state-of-the-art, on-campus lab facilities and extensive research opportunities at the University of Dayton Research Institute and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base labs
  • Professors respected by scholars worldwide

Plans of Study 

Click here to go to the University Catalog for overview and courses for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree.

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.

Click here to go to the University Catalog for more information for the 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.

Areas of Emphasis 

We offer a variety of minors and concentrations that allow you to explore your area of interest. 

Program Details 

Your courses will incorporate state-of-the-art, computer-aided design systems such as Alterra Design Tools, Agilent EE Sof Tools and MATLAB, as well as the ability to program in Windows, Linux and Mac environments. Extensive hands-on experiences are integrated into the curriculum, ensuring that you develop the skills you need to succeed in your career.

We are proud to have a 15:1 student/teacher ratio — experience one-on-one assistance with transitioning, advising and growth as an engineering professional. Augmented with joint faculty from the electro-optics program, our computer engineering faculty are world-renowned teachers and researchers. 

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We’d love to meet with you. To schedule an academic appointment, email our Engineering Ambassadors at or call at 937-229-5082, and they can schedule you an appointment with our engineering academic programs and/or with our Diversity in Engineering Center (Minority Engineering Program and Women Engineering Program). Or, click here to complete and submit an online visit request form, and our Ambassadors will contact you. The University of Dayton Office of Admission schedules general University campus visits or tours. Please, click here to go to our Office of Admission website for available options.

Scholarship Opportunity

FIRST® ScholarshipFIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs to build science, engineering, technology and life skills. The University of Dayton School of Engineering supports their endeavor with a $2500 renewable scholarship for students who major in electrical, computer, civil, discover (undecided) engineering or engineering technology. FIRST® Scholarship 2019 will be available in January. For information, please click here to email Shawnee Breitenstein.


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Eric Balster, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232