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Computer Engineering



ABET-Accredited Computer Engineering degree programs in Pacific Northwest
(click on school name below to see program details)

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Portland State University, Portland, OR

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Computer engineering, which had its beginnings as a specialty of option within electrical engineering and continues to rely on much of the same basic knowledge that the EE curriculum teaches, developed into a discipline of its own because of the growing need for specialized training in computer technology. To respond to this need, computer specialists in electrical engineering had to step up their research and course development, which increasingly brought them into contact with computer scientists. Today, although computer engineering and computer science remain separate disciplines, the work of computer engineers and computer scientists is often interdependent. While it is true that there is much overlap, computer engineers tend to focus more on computer hardware while computer scientists tend to focus on computer software. For more information on Computer Engineering contact the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (see link at left).

To pursue Computer Engineering you should work with an  Engineering Faculty Advisor (see below) as soon as possible to develop a plan of study leading to the Associate of Science Degree.  It is especially critical to meet with a faculty advisor if you tested into a math class lower than MATH& 151 or an English class lower than ENGL& 101, or if you haven't had high school chemistry or physics. If you haven't yet taken the Accuplacer test for placement contact the Student Entry Advising Center as soon as possible, but BEFORE contacting the faculty advisor.  

Contact a Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jeff Brown
Linnea Hess