Computer Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program will provide students the knowledge and skills required to develop and apply computer systems to practical, real-world problems.

About the Program

In addition to required core courses, students can choose from a large selection of electives to focus on such diverse topics as multi-threaded programming on bare-metal, custom real-time operating systems, and embedded Linux systems; implementation of IP stacks for computer networking; network and wireless protocol development for Internet of Things devices; design of real-time operating systems; implementation of RISC processors in FPGA devices; design of digital logic, system on chip, and microprocessor systems; control of systems with electromechanical actuators and sensors; and design of digital and wireless communication systems.

They will also apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom in real-world settings through internships or co-ops and course projects, including the capstone project.

The 124-hour curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. Transfer students may receive credit for courses listed in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Field of Study Curriculum.

Degree and Certificates

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering
  • B.S. to M.S. in Computer Engineering
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
  • Certificate in Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

Low: $68,460
Median: $117,220
High: $185,240
Projected growth through 2028: 6%

Degree Options

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, on-campus
  • Fast Track B.S. to M.S. program in Computer Engineering, on-campus – Three shared courses between the B.S. and M.S. programs allows students to complete a master’s degree with just 21 additional hours
  • B.S. to Ph.D. track in Computer Engineering, on-campus – requires 30 credit hours with 21 hours of diagnostic requirements and nine hours of advanced research-oriented coursework, in addition to the Ph.D. requirements.

Why Choose Us?

  • Benefit from a well-designed curriculum that balances coursework and practical skills
  • Collaborate with students from different engineering disciplines on a capstone project
  • Engage in cutting-edge research projects that are funded by university, industry and government agencies
  • Learn from well-established faculty who work closely with industry
  • Join a network of alumni who hold positions in leading companies such as Facebook, Google, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and others


The program in computer engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (, under the General Criteria and the Computer Engineering Program Criteria.

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Degree Requirements

Computer Engineering Major

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Dual Credit

Get a head start on your UTA computer engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

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