BS in Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Major

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Students graduate with a computer engineering degree ready to innovate in in fields such as technology, renewable energy, robotics, finance, technology and communications, but can apply their expertise in just about any area and industry. Computer engineers use computer science, software and hardware expertise to build and design networks and equipment that improves how society lives and works.

As a student, coursework offers a balance of technical breadth and depth that has you emerge with the vision to identify a need, perform analysis and build a solution. Students graduate ready for continued study or professional practice using computer hardware, circuits, lasers and photonics, semiconductor devices, networks, wireless, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, machine learning, automation and control or power and energy systems.

Drexel Engineering combines immersive, design-oriented coursework taught by world-recognized faculty experts — with co-op, your capstone senior design experience and research opportunities — for a career making an immediate impact.

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Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystallizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about the options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and become more confident about the focus within your chosen discipline. The context you gain provides you with the ability to start your career ready to make a difference.

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Major: Computer Engineering<br>
Class Year: 2024

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Major: Computer Engineering
Class Year: 2024

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Curriculum and Requirements

Electrical engineering students are required to successfully complete 181.5 credits for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The required courses are a combination of engineering and elective courses that empower students to pursue their interests in the field.

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Students can also add minor within the College of Engineering or from any area offered at Drexel. Popular choices include business, computer science or robotics and automation.

Career/Job Outlooks

Careers in computer engineering provides many opportunities, with job titles such as computer hardware engineer, forensic computer analyst, computer systems analyst, firmware engineer and many others. Professionals in this field earn a median salary of $128,170, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other Drexel outcomes include:

  • 93% of computer engineering majors employed with one year
  • $94,889 average salary for Drexel computer engineers one-year after graduation
  • 77% received job offers from a co-op employer

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