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Computer Engineering

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Interested in a computer engineering degree? 

People with a computer engineering degree examine the theory, design and application of computers and information-processing techniques. Their work emphasizes integrated-circuit and information technologies, with a focus on embedded computer systems in consumer products such as televisions, car stereos and cell phones. Computer engineering majors choose a focus track in hardware or software engineering. 

Computer engineering research at MSU focuses on computer architecture, computer networks and very large-scale integration/microelectronics. Major research centers include the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action (a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center), the Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD) and the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER). 


Graduates with a computer engineering degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of science, technology and information processing. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Manufacturing firms
  • Automotive companies
  • Consumer electronics
  • Semiconductor companies
  • Aerospace companies
  • Defense industries
  • Government agencies

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