- Offered as:
- Graduate program
Computer engineers develop computer hardware and software, digital systems of all descriptions, microprocessor systems, and integrated circuits. They also design components and controls for embedded systems such as those found in modern aircraft, security systems, vending machines, cars, appliances, and a growing number of devices common in contemporary living.
The major in computer engineering includes three areas of special emphasis:
- Embedded systems
- Operating systems and firmware
- Hardware design
- Strengths of the program
- Benefit from industry-university partnerships and participate in summer internships.
- Participate in research programs on integrated circuit design, digital systems design (including signal processing and communications), networking, and medical computer imaging.
- Enjoy vast resources in lab facilities, computers, and personnel.
- Tackle intricate design problems using well-equipped laboratories with the most modern digital design software available.
- You can join a math, science, and engineering community residence hall at WSU Pullman—share classes with your neighbors, study together, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab.
- Gain skills through a program that combines computer science, software engineering, and electrical engineering.
- Transfer information
To certify your major in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, you will need to complete specific prerequisite courses. Use our list of transfer equivalencies to make sure you take the right transfer courses at your current college.
Also check out the University's transfer student guide for more information on transferring to WSU.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For engineering students
In addition to general university scholarships, students are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
- Careers in computer engineering
Graduates of WSU's computer engineering program have designed new Intel processors, avionics for space vehicles, and breakthrough medical products. Some serve as executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders of many high-tech industries, particularly those in micro-processing and computing, such as Intel and Hewlett-Packard.
Employers seek graduates with computer application skills in the traditional engineering fields, computer and data processing skills, and hardware and software development.