Field of Study: Computer Engineering
Computer engineering programs prepare people to use math and science to design and operate computer systems.
Computer engineering programs include topics such as:
- Circuit and chip design
- Computer science
- Computer layout planning
- Computer theory
- Verification and validation
- Discrete mathematics
- Probability and statistics
In computer engineering programs, students may be able to specialize in:
- Computer software engineering
- Computer hardware engineering
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree, students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computer engineering. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four or five years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in computer engineering. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.