The University of Akron’s computer engineering program blends classroom work with real-world experience, preparing students for successful careers in industry.

What is Computer Engineering?

In addition to traditional large computer applications, devices containing some form of embedded computing system are becoming pervasive in our society. Computer engineers design and develop hardware and software for all of these systems, ranging from software applications to communication networks to components in computing systems to small embedded sensors.

Branches of computer engineering include operating systems, embedded systems design, digital circuits, algorithms, software design, and computer architecture among others. Important applications include wired and wireless networks, simulation, automation, digital control, sensing, robotics, “apps,” data management, and many others.


The computer engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

Admission Requirements

All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in computer engineering determine which first semester classes are right for you. Learn more about how our engineering admissions process works

Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.

How to apply? See step by step details on how to apply to The University of Akron.


Individuals who graduate with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from The University of Akron make an average starting salary of $65,067. Our students are working at Tiny Circuits, Rockwell Automation, and Sanctuary Software, to name a few.

Curriculum & Courses

For more information:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies


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