Computer Science and Engineering

Come explore our department. You can feel the sense of community, diversity, and intellectual vigor.

Focus Areas

Math and science translate to a computer science or computer engineering degree.

Learn the skills that will help open many doors in your career search in the Dayton area and beyond. Use creativeness, inquisitiveness, analysis, and attention to detail to solve problems using technology. Understand computer hardware and software.

Computer Science Career Paths

A degree in computer science will give you a solid foundation in programming. Work with software and software systems in theory, design, development, and application.

  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Mobile application development
  • Data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Database development
  • Vision and graphics
  • Web development

Computer Engineering Career Paths

A degree in computer engineering allows you to work with every aspect of the system. Design and build computer systems from circuits to software.

  • Embedded systems
  • Networking 
  • Robotics
  • Mobile computing
  • Cyber security
  • Digital system design
  • System engineering

Research

Our research is at the cutting edge of computer science and engineering. Funded research projects provide opportunities for you as both an undergraduate and graduate student. We collaborate with vibrant local, state, and national organizations, including:

  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base and its research facilities
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • Leidos
  • Ball Aerospace
  • The Department of Health and Human Services
  • The National Science Foundation

Degrees and Programs

All of our undergraduate majors share a core of courses. These will provide you with the foundation needed as you move through your degree program. Within the department, you can switch majors during your first two years. This switch will not add any time to your expected graduation date or any extra costs.

Success Stories

Wright State engineering students Trevor Nartker, Ivan Frasure and Jace Robinson will work at the Air Force Research Laboratory after completing their master’s degrees, supported by scholarships from the Defense Department.
Wright State researchers designed an augmented-reality system designed that puts a “doctor in the house” to help recovering surgery patients manage pain without painkillers.

Department News

By the numbers

Wright State graduate students Fan Yang and Michele Miller win first place in prestigious Datathon competition
Two Wright State graduate students were honored for developing a model that could be used to help patients with sickle cell disease better manage their pain.

Air Uber

Wright State professor Yong Pei leads university effort to help develop pilotless drone for human passengers
Wright State computer science and engineering researchers are helping to develop a pilotless drone that could ferry medical supplies or emergency responders to disaster zones.

Virtual reality

Wright State wins $538,562 state award to buy virtual reality equipment for workforce development
Virtual reality equipment that will help teach everything from anatomy to science and engineering will be available to Wright State students thanks to a workforce development award from the state.

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