Some of our graduates seek advanced degrees, and many go on to work at some of the largest tech companies in the world.Some of our graduates seek advanced degrees, and many go on to work at some of the largest tech companies in the world.

Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Major (BS)

The bachelor of science in computer engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University educates students in the basic principles and modern practices of the field of computer engineering.

Accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, our curriculum trains students to think independently, to master the systematic approach to problem solving, and to have a keen awareness of the role engineering plays in a modern technological society.

The computer engineering major is an ideal match for students who are interested in computer hardware, integrating hardware and software, or developing software tools. The curriculum has a strong lab-based learning emphasis and culminates in a project-based design capstone course.

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Introduction to Computer Engineering

Northwestern students who are interested in changing their major, or simply sampling the fields of electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science, can take individual introductory courses.

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Career Paths

Graduates of the computer engineering major have broad professional employment opportunities in many areas, including design and management; microchips and computers; application-specific hardware and software systems; and computer-aided design tools for digital, aerospace, defense, and networked systems.

Some of our graduates seek advanced degrees at top graduate programs, and many go on to work at some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Amazon, Boeing, Google, IBM, and Intel.