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Computer Engineering

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Embark on a transformative journey into the world of computer engineering at Southern Illinois University. Our program will ignite your passion for computer technology and equip you with the skills needed to shape the future. Our program allows students to be immersed in a dynamic learning environment where they'll collaborate with nationally-recognized faculty and driven students, fostering innovation and breakthrough discoveries.

We offer more than just degrees at the bachelor's and master’s levels. We provide a gateway to endless opportunities. Computer engineering careers appeal to those who want to get started right away, to learn practical lessons and not just theory. you'll have access to cutting-edge facilities and advanced research labs, enabling you to explore emerging fields. At SIU, your labs include work with robotics and machine learning, cyber systems and security, systems software, chip design and reprogramming, computer system architectures, mobile computing, multiprocessors, and more.



The Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Bachelor's Program

Unlock your potential with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. With our program you can chose to earn general Computer Engineering degree or can choose to specialize in Cyber Systems and Security Engineering for a more focused degree path.

While in your degree program, you will gain hands-on experience, collaborate with top-notch faculty, and delve into cutting-edge technologies all while preparing you for a successful career in the dynamic world of computer engineering.

Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering

A master's in electrical and computer engineering prepares our students for specialized and supervisory positions in various work environments. Graduates may perform research, develop new technologies, design electrical components, or work in telecommunications. Positions in the field all require advanced math and science skills.

Our programs are tailored to the individual student’s academic and professional goals. Graduates of the program enjoy excellent employment opportunities and are highly recruited worldwide in industry, government, and academia.

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Our Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a premier interdisciplinary program that equips students with a deep understanding of advanced topics such as energy systems, electronic devices and sensors, chip design, computer systems hardware or software, computer networks, cybersecurity, robotics, mechatronics, embedded control, wireless communications, optics and photonics, and biomedical systems and devices. Supported by cutting-edge facilities and collaborative research opportunities, this program prepares students to become leaders in the engineering field, ready to tackle challenges in electronics, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, and biomedical engineering with innovative solutions.