Computer Engineering, B.S.
Combine hardware concepts from electrical engineering with software concepts from computer science to design better ways to route Internet traffic, improve data security and integrity, provide clear cell phone reception, and even predict the weather.
Digital computer and communication systems have transformed society in profound ways. From scientific supercomputers and embedded systems such as smart phones, to the internet of things (IoT) and smart cities, computing has become ubiquitous. The URI computer engineering program provides a strong foundation in the relevant fields of electrical engineering and computer science, while teaching the latest computer engineering topics, such as advanced computer architecture, computer network and cyber security, big data learning and processing, and field programmable gate array (FPGA).
Graduates from the program go on to positions in both government agencies and the private sector, or enter graduate school for further study. Many computer engineering undergraduate students work with faculty on research projects before entering graduate school.
In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, URI hereby discloses that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as an engineer in all U.S. States and Territories. The applicable licensing board in your state may impose additional requirements on candidates prior to granting a license (e.g., passing of an exam; obtaining a certificate; performing clinical/practicum hours; etc.), and we encourage you to investigate those requirements. The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is required nationwide for licensure, can be attempted by any engineering undergraduate who has finished or is close to finishing an Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program.
The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
(Aug. 2022, Dec. 2022, May 2023)