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: 80
Computer Science: 91
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)
Projected growth through 2026: 5%
Projected growth through 2026: 19%
Projected growth through 2026: 24%