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.