Computer EngineeringCollege of Engineering

What you will learn

Computer engineering is a degree program offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Engineering on both the Lincoln City Campus and the Omaha Campus (at The Peter Kiewit Institute). The computer engineering program on the Lincoln Campus (as part of the Computer Science and Engineering Department) is concerned with the development of computer-related technologies. The computer engineer must be prepared to deal with software and hardware development, and often works at the microchip level, using programming skills to control electronic and mechanical devices. Students in the program integrate knowledge from advanced courses in computer science and in electrical engineering, bridging both these fields.

Career Opportunities

With a professional degree in computer engineering, careers are possible in Software Engineering, VLSI Design Engineering, Internet Programming, Network Engineering, Firmware Development, Embedded Systems Engineering.

Recent Employers would include:

  • Boeing
  • Cerner
  • Garmin
  • General Electric
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • National Instruments
  • Intel
  • Rockwell-Collins
  • Transcrypt International

The NEBRASKA difference

Nebraska has the ABET accredited undergraduate program and undergraduate research opportunities with top faculty who believe in the open door policy of professors and administrators. We have an extensive laboratory, tutoring and resource room support, with research access to PrairieFire & Red supercomputers. There are excellent internship and co-op programs with 100% placement, and programming contest teams consistently advance to international competition. With expedited "fast track" admission to the graduate program for the best students, and top students having the opportunity to participate in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.


The department classes, laboratories and offices are housed in the renovated Avery Hall and in the newly constructed Schorr Center on the City Campus. Lecture halls and primary teaching laboratories are equipped with multimedia electronics. Dual-boot Windows/Linux computers as well as all needed software are provided in laboratories, which are open for extended hours during the week and on weekends. Central Unix-based login servers are available for remote access and provide e-mail, network file storage and individual web space for computer engineering students. Many students also enjoy the convenience of their own computers, which can be connected directly to the network from residence hall rooms or through the Internet from off-campus.