Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

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Why Choose Computer Engineering?

Imagine creating the "next big thing".

Computer engineers’ research, design, create, manufacture, test, and improve computer systems. The focus of this major is on hardware and the integration of hardware and software.

Recommended High School Classes

High School classes that will help with your undergraduate degree include:

  • Mathematics: College algebra/trigonometry, probability/statistics, geometric proofs
  • Science: Biology, chemistry, physics, and other subjects utilizing the scientific method
  • English: Formal argumentation, critical thinking, clear communication of intent
  • Computer Programming

You can also check out College Credit Plus options.



"Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2022

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State's undergraduate engineering programs as No. 150 among hundreds of engineering programs across the nation. The program faculty are dedicated to student success and offer one-on-one support to all students. The university is also located in Dayton, Ohio, a hub of technical expertise in industrial engineering, human factors engineering, aerospace, unmanned aerial systems, engineering innovation, and more for internships and future career advancement.



With a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, you will be ready for a wide range of jobs. You can design new systems and write new programs to create a more efficient way of doing things. The average starting salary for Computer Engineering graduates was $67,610. (NACE, April 2017)

Job Spotlight from the Bureau of Labour Statistics

Computer Hardware Engineers

  • 2021 Median pay: $128,170 per year
  • Entry level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Jobs in 2020: 66,200
  • Projected jobs in 2030: 67,300

Computer Network Architects

  • 2021 Median pay: $120,520
  • Entry level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Jobs in 2020: 165,200
  • Projected jobs in 2030: 174,200

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

  • 2021 median pay: $80,600
  • Entry level education: Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering
  • Jobs in 2020: 350,300
  • Projected jobs in 2030: 369,100

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Assured Information Security
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Clear Creek Applied Technologies
  • Department of Defense
  • Leidos
  • Marxent
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Siemens
  • Teradata
  • Winsupply

Our graduates work as:

  • Computer network operator
  • Cyber security
  • Data scientist
  • Design engineer
  • Hardware design engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems administrator

It's never too earlyor too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real-World Experience

We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of computer engineering and work on computer engineering projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Success Stories

My favorite part of Wright State University has to be the Computer Science and Computer Engineering department. This department is an extremely friendly community! The professors and teachers care about the students and help me feel at home! There is a lot of room for growth through the department and the engineering college.
Nickolas Hayden is majoring in computer engineering and philosophy and hopes to pursue a career in computer programming or create apps or video games.

Academics and Curriculum

Example of student work in CEG 4410, Spring Semester 2019. Student names: Xavian Ogletree, Isaac Hartzell, Kyle Ryan and Ryan Zink

View the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Program Guide 

We will revise our programs to keep them as current as possible. Your advisor will go over your options if there is a change.

Admission and Aid

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application. If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in computer engineering.

There are many ways to offset the cost of your degree. With our program, you will be eligible for paid internships starting your sophomore year. There are also scholarships and other financial aid options. For more information check out the university's financial aid section.

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

ABET Accreditation

Annual Student Enrollment: 107 Fall 2022

Graduation Data: 29 from Summer 2021 - Spring 2022

Educational Objectives:

Within a few years, graduates of our engineering programs can:

  • Advance - attain post-graduation licensure, graduate degrees, and transition through professional roles with increasing complexity, responsibility, and fulfillment
  • Engage - contribute to society through engagement in social, ethical, professional, and leadership activities
  • Lead - assume technical leadership and mentor roles
  • Adapt - maintain a strong foundational knowledge base and stay current with changing technologies, tools, and paradigms in their field

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering will have the ability to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Take the Next Step

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