Computer Engineering

B.S. in Computer Engineering

Why study Computer Engineering?

The B.S. in Computer Engineering degree program at the University of Cincinnati integrates pertinent science and mathematics courses with electrical engineering and computer courses in order to develop an engineer capable of designing and analyzing all aspects of modern computer systems. Students learn to think outside the box to deelop creative solutions to problems including the design and analysis of computer hardware and software.

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of test scores, class rank and GPA, and co-curricular activities. 

First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and either pre-calculus or calculus (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry and Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Computer Engineers may work in manufacturing, higher education, or research facilities. Possible career paths include:

  • Technology and computer design
  • Hardware/software engineering
  • Computer testing
  • Computer manufacturing

Electrical and computer engineering undergraduates have the option of selecting one of several minors offered by the department, such as Biomedical Electronics & Computing, Computer Science, Communications & Signal Processing, Electric Energy & Smartgrid, Embedded Systems, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Robotics & Automation, and Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits.

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other.

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition Students page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit UC’s International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-5417
ceas.ug@uc.edu

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Program Code: 20BC-CMPE-BSCOM