About Computer Engineering (CE)

Amer Dawoud

CE Coordinator
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5106
601.266.4118

The School of Computing will expand its Computer Engineering Technology curriculum to offer a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, starting in Fall 2017!

The program and pre-engineering components will be available on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses. Building on the strengths of existing programs in computer science, information technology, and computer/electronics engineering technology, the new computer engineering program offers a curriculum that focuses on cutting-edge technologies that include embedded systems, wireless networking, hardware/software integration, Internet of Things (IoT), and rapid prototyping. 

Newly established laboratories and facilities support the program in educating students to become computer engineers for the design, implementation, maintenance, and security assurance of computing, control and communication systems. Graduates of the program will pursue job opportunities in the various industry, government, manufacturing and business employers in Mississippi and throughout the region.

Computer Engineering advances humankind by designing the underlying digital hardware, computing networks, and software systems that impact our everyday lives. The Computer Engineering curriculum deals with all aspects of designing, building and programming of computer systems. It combines fundamentals of computer science and electrical engineering in one major, as it introduces students to both hardware (electronic circuits) and software (programming) of computer systems. This degree program prepares graduates for successful, profitable, and lifelong careers in computer systems design, mobile and embedded computing devices, sensor networks, reconfigurable logic, software engineering, cyber security, Internet of Things, and machine intelligence applications.

Computer engineering graduates typically have some of the highest starting salaries in engineering. Typical industries hiring computer engineers, include auto industries, financial services, computer manufacturers, chemical companies, defense contractors, consulting, transportation, manufacturing, and consumer goods.  Currently in high demand in most industrial sectors, a degree in computer engineering can lead to opportunities found in cyber security, chemical processing, wireless communication and healthcare. In south Mississippi, those sectors include shipbuilding, manufacturing and farming industries, government, and military labs.