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Computer Engineering


What is Computer Engineering?

From personal laptops to high-tech defense programs, computer engineers create and test computer programs, hardware and software to determine the best ways to upgrade and use the technology. The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Gallogly College of Engineering offers students professional courses using the most up-to-date technology. Students learn both in the classroom and through hands-on experiences. In their final course, students work in teams to solve a real-life engineering problem giving OU graduates an advantage over classroom-only education.

Do my interests fit?

Computer engineering students typically have interests in:

  • Technology
  • Research
  • Computers
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity

High school preparation should include science, math and technology courses.

How can OU Computer Engineering help me?

OU computer engineering students develop skills through experiential learning by practicing what is learned in the classroom through real world experiences. Students are tutored and mentored by upper-classmen with opportunities to expand horizons through study abroad. With accomplished faculty and expert guest speakers, students are empowered through professional development and receive competitive advantages in pursuing future careers. Professors in the computer engineering program have experience in the professional field and in research, giving them a unique perspective to share with students. 

How can I get involved?

There are numerous clubs computer engineering students can be a part of. Check them out:

Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies
Dean’s Leadership Council (D.L.C.)
Engineers’ Club
E-1 Club
Helping Engineers Learn Processes and Programs (H.E.L.P.P.)
Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E.)
Tau Beta Pi

Triangle Fraternity
Sooner Engineering Entrepreneurs Club (S.E.E.C.)
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (A.I.S.E.S.)
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (S.A.S.E)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (S.H.P.E.)
Society of Women Engineers (S.W.E.)

Computer engineering specific organizations:

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.)
Eta Kappa Nu
OU Robotics Club
Women in Electrical & Computer Engineering (E.C.E.)

For more information on student organizations, click here.

What courses will I take?

Computer engineering courses include:

  • Introduction to Digital Design
  • Introduction to Computer Programing
  • Digital Signals and Filtering
  • Data/Discrete Structures
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Microprocessor Systems Design
  • Electronics Laboratory
  • Computer Architecture

What kind of career could I pursue?

IT administrator
Software engineer
Computer architect
Software developer
Computer network architect
Field engineer
Computer programmer
Computer/technology company

How much will I make?

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree. 

Program Accreditation

The Computer Engineering Program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. A computer engineering student graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree. A Master of Science in Computer Engineering or a Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems are also available.


OU School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: (405) 325-8131