Looking for a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering that prepares you to work on embedded-computer systems in products like smart phones, GPS navigation systems, autonomous cars, electric vehicle propulsion systems, medical diagnostic devices or manufacturing systems?

Our program is like no other in the state of Michigan, the nation or the world. With a unique blend of academic and hands-on experiences, this STEM program produces graduates with a better foundation of real-world skills to enter the job market.

The academic portion of the experiential program features small class sizes with a focus on embedded-computer systems, in which a computer chip, module or circuit board is built into a larger product or system. The application of embedded-computer systems span nearly every industry sector including consumer electronics, internet technology, computer hardware, automotive systems and automated manufacturing.

Courses you would be taking include hardware design, software development in both assembly and higher-level languages, computer networking and embedded computer applications through a combination of computer engineering, electrical engineering and computer science courses.

The department has modern lab facilities for digital systems, embedded systems, computer networks, virtual reality systems, artificial intelligence, computer vision, mobile robotics, circuits and electronics.

In the hands-on, Co-op program, you will have a real job – much more than an internship – with an industry partner, like General Motors, Bosch Corp., Harman International or the federal government, where you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and gain high-demand, professional skills.

The program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Enrollment in the program includes about 125 undergraduates with about 25 earning a BSCE each year. Each graduate will have attained a rigorous list of skills and abilities preparing them for careers in many related fields.

Computer engineers research, design, develop and test computer systems and components. Job growth is projected to be 2 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for computer engineers was $117,220 in 2019.

Why Kettering?

  • You want a job designing embedded computer systems or video games or want to develop novel mobile robotic systems.
  • Computer Engineering students will have labs in digitals, microcomputers and computer networks. Advanced course options will find the student in labs like advanced logic systems and haptics.
  • Our faculty perform research in Wireless Sensor Networks, Wearables Electronics, IoT Applications, Healthcare Technology, Autonomous Driving, Driver Awareness System, Mobile Robotics and Machine Learning.

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