Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering examines the theory, design, and applications of computers and information processing techniques. It emphasizes integrated-circuit and information technologies, with a focus on “embedded systems”—computers embedded in consumer products like televisions, car stereos, and cell phones.

Research in computer engineering at MSU focuses in computer architecture, computer networks, and VLSI/Microelectronics. Major research centers include: the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, a NSF Science and Technology Center, the Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Laser Applications, and collaborations with MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER).

Students choose focus tracks in hardware or software engineering.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in computer engineering 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

Alumni work as:

  • Computer hardware engineers
  • Software engineers
  • Systems engineers

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