The Computer Engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh provides graduates with a comprehensive foundation of theory and practice in topics including computer organization and architecture, embedded systems, computer networks, digital systems, information security, and systems and project engineering. Students build on this foundation through specialization in advanced and contemporary Computer Engineering topics, and opportunities to apply and expand their skill set through design projects, research, and cooperative education.

Within a few years of completing the Computer Engineering program, our graduates will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge of fundamental and advanced Computer Engineering topics and design practices while considering all relevant constituents, design factors, and tradeoffs, including societal, ethical, safety, security, and privacy issues,
  • Leverage resources for continued learning and professional development to further specialize in emerging areas of Computer Engineering,
  • Pursue advanced degrees in Computer Engineering, other Engineering disciplines, and other fields including Science, Business, Law, and Medicine,
  • Contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and
  • Achieve leadership positions in industry, academia, and government.

The Computer Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

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Information on the curriculum in the computer engineering program including requirements, courses and electives can be found on the program curriculum page.