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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.

  • 98%

    placement since 2010

  • $70K

    average salary with bachelor's degree

  • 15:1

    student/teacher ratio and one-on-one advising

A High-Quality Education

Minors and Concentrations Bachelor's Plus Master's Program Research Laboratories

Areas of Emphasis

The computer engineering program at the University of Dayton has a variety of minors and concentrations available that allow you to explore your area of interest: MINORS: Computer Systems and Signals and Systems; CONCENTRATIONS: Electrical Energy Systems, Electro-Optics and Robotics.

Engineering Minors and Concentrations

The Bachelor's Plus Master's Program makes it easy to earn an M.S. degree by linking your University of Dayton undergraduate and graduate programs.

For More Bachelor's Plus Master's Program Information and Application

Our laboratories include the advanced communications network and security laboratory, signal and image processing laboratory, intelligent signal and systems laboratory, embedded data processing laboratory, nonlinear control laboratory, Motoman robotics laboratory, microfabrication laboratory, Mumma radar laboratory, microwave measurements laboratory, vision laboratory, integrated microsystems laboratory, and parallel cognitive systems laboratory.



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The best way to understand our passion, innovation and community is to experience it yourself.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Engineering Office of Student Success

The OSS is staffed by engineering professionals who serve as academic advisers. OSS advisers help you stay on track with your degree program while crafting a custom set of experiences (co-op, study abroad, ETHOS, etc.) to complement your coursework.

The Ethos Center

Students serve others and use practical engineering skills for humanitarian purposes. Our students learn about the world, different cultures and themselves. Students participate internationally or domestically in technical immersions for 11+ weeks or in breakouts for up to two weeks.

Diversity in Engineering Center

The Diversity in Engineering Center connects engineering students, faculty and staff as well as engineering industry and community partners to create opportunities for academic success, professional networking and inclusive communities.

Innovation Center

In the Innovation Center, student teams solve real-world problems for industry clients. More than 1,500 challenges have been solved for over 200 companies.

Engineering Co-op and Internship

Explore Your Engineering Future

Take your engineering experience to the next level and find your passion with co-op and internship opportunities. All engagements are paid positions and provide invaluable engineering work experience integrated into the student's academic plan. In one academic year, over 450 undergraduates accepted engineering placements that resulted in $6.2M paid directly to the undergrads.


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

Kettering Laboratories, Room KL 266
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232


Our undergraduate computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.