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B.S. in Computer Engineering

Computer engineering deals with the research, development, design, operation and application of electronic digital computers and systems. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western Michigan University offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in computer engineering. 

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  • $75,000 Average starting salary

  • 7 labs Dedicated, hands-on learning

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What will I do in the computer engineering program?

As a student in this program, you will study the architecture and physical construction, or hardware, of digital computers as well as important programming, or software, aspects of digital computers and systems.

Because all engineers must consider non-technical as well as technical factors in the design process, you will also be required to take courses in the humanities, social sciences and communication. Design courses in your senior year cap off your studies and give you a practical, integrated experience in engineering design.

Are there scholarships for computer engineering students?

Computer engineering students may apply for scholarships beginning their first year. If you have questions about available scholarships or the application process, schedule an appointment with the advising office by calling (269) 276-3270 or scheduling online below.


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Careers in computer engineering

Once you earn your bachelor's degree in computer engineering, you will be prepared to take on challenges in a number of industries in positions such as

  • Automation, or computer control of machining, assembly or other manufacturing processes
  • Computer-aided design systems, in which a part of the design process is carried out by computer
  • Speech and pattern recognition
  • Data communication between computers
  • Computer peripherals, such as sensors, terminals, displays, printers, readers and other input-output devices
  • Microcomputers and their applications

Here are a few of the many companies where our graduates work:

  • Blue Granite
  • BorgWarner Emissions
  • Burke Porter Machinery
  • Consumers Energy
  • Johnson Controls
  • Segway Inc.
  • The Boeing Company


  • During my time at Western, I learned to think abstractly about software and algorithms and apply these concepts to any language.

    Chase Myers, B.S.'19

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