Computer Engineering

Bachelor's Degree Program

Earn your computer engineering degree from a hands-on program that includes more than 10 required labs. UAF’s emphasis on real-world learning ensures you’ll gain practical experience both in and beyond the classroom.

Work directly with award-winning faculty on specialized research projects. Enjoy 24/7 access to labs and conduct experiments using industry level equipment and software. Gain career experience through student design teams and internships with engineering companies and professional organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

You’ll graduate as a high-demand candidate whose résumé will catch the eyes of engineering employers: UAF computer engineering graduates generally field multiple job offers from a variety of engineering employers, including large multinational corporations, Alaska-based companies and government agencies.

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Why Study Computer Engineering at UAF?

Computer engineering majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks gain extensive practical experience and access industry standard labs, equipment and software programming. With our strong reputation among employers and unique focus on the challenges to the Arctic, our computer engineering program produces graduates who are in high demand in Alaska and nationwide. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in computer engineering at UAF.

Get professional experience in your field

  • Design, build and fly drones. Form a mock company and complete the entire systems engineering design process (SEDP). Work on a design project contributed by NASA. Gain knowledge and experience through an internship with a multinational engineering company or local, regional and remote utilities in Alaska.

Access state-of-the-art labs, equipment and software

  • As a computer engineering major, you’ll have 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art labs, including facilities for satellite communications system development and an anechoic chamber. You’ll work with industry level equipment, including a CNC machine and 3D printer, and gain experience with design tools, including SolidWorks, Cadence, Crossworks and STK.

 

Learn from award-winning faculty and conduct research

  • You’ll collaborate and receive mentorship from renowned professors and have the opportunity to conduct research in multiple disciplines and subject areas including:
    • Satellite communications systems
    • Computer and sensor networks
    • Remote sensing
    • Rocket systems
    • Satellite systems

 

Graduate as a sought-after candidate in a high-demand field

  • With a computer engineering degree from UAF, you’ll be in high demand by Alaska-based companies, multinational corporations and government agencies. Employers prefer UAF graduates because of their preparedness, practical knowledge and experience designing systems for Arctic environments.

 

What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering?

Our computer engineering graduates find employment in Alaska, across the country and around the world. Many work for federal agencies, while others find employment with multinational corporations, national labs and even startups. 

Career outlook for computer engineering majors

Prepare to graduate with a career waiting for you: UAF computer engineering graduates generally field multiple job offers from a variety of engineering employers, including large multinational corporations, Alaska-based companies and government agencies.

Our graduates work for BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, BP and other leading organizations.

What is the salary of a computer engineer?

Based on recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer engineers earn an average salary of $114,600.

 

 

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