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Computer Science and Engineering Department

Computer scientists, software engineers, and computer engineers create the computing hardware and software necessary to serve the needs of society.

The Computer Science and Engineering Department of is one of seven departments in the College of Engineering, the fourth-largest engineering college in Texas. Its mission is to serve the needs of the region, the state, and the nation by providing quality educational and innovative, relevant research programs in computer science and engineering. The department strives to offer first-rate undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education opportunities; conduct research and development technologies in selected areas, and facilitate technology transfer for the betterment of the quality of life. Its internationally recognized faculty members are engaged in breakthrough research across the leading areas of computer science and engineering.

The department was established in 1981, and it is one of the first departments in the nation to have an undergraduate program accredited by both the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. We have 36 full-time faculty and more than 1,500 students.

Our graduates work at the nation’s leading companies and governmental agencies and in other sectors. Our location in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – one of the nation's two most influential technology corridors – and strong relationship with major technology companies such as Lockheed Martin, Nokia, L-3, BNSF, Fidelity, Sabre Holdings, American Airlines, and many others, provides students with outstanding opportunities for internships and jobs.

U.S. News and World Report Graduate Rankings

Computer Engineering: 64

Computer Science: 90

Research Areas

Big Data and Large-Scale Computing

Biocomputing and Health Informatics

Computer Networks

Computer Vision and Multimedia

Database and Information Systems

Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing

Machine Learning and Data Mining

Robotics and AI

Security and Privacy

Software Engineering

Sustainable Computing

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)

Computer Engineers

Low: $66,870

Median: $115,080

High: $172,010

Projected growth through 2026: 5%

Computer Scientists

Low: $64,950

Median: $111,840

High: $169,680

Projected growth through 2026: 19%

Software Engineers

Low: $61,475

Median: $103,400

High: $160,400

Projected growth through 2026: 24%

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