Computer engineers design and develop hardware and software ranging from software applications to communication networks to components in computing systems to small embedded sensors.

Program Highlights

  • Co-op programprovides paid, flexible, industry experience and is a great way to earn money while getting experience.
  • Nationally recognized design teams, like the NASA Mining Robotics Team, to apply what you learn in the classroom while you make friends, travel, and build your resume.
  • Many scholarships are available to significantly decrease the cost of going to school, from major specific scholarships to some you’re automatically considered for when you apply.
  • Tutoring and academic support that the College provides at no additional cost to undergraduate students majoring in any field of engineering and engineering technology.


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.

Career Opportunities

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.

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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