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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 serves 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. 

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.

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, 2019)

Computer Engineers

Low: $66,700

Median: $114,600

High: $172,630

Projected growth through 2026: 5%

Computer Scientists

Low: $69,230

Median: $118,370

High: $183,820

Projected growth through 2026: 19%

Software Engineers

Low: $66,740

Median: $105,590

High: $166,960

Projected growth through 2026: 24%

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