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Computer Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
Computer Engineering students develop software, hardware, and integrated computing systems. Students learn how software interacts with hardware and how to build the machines and the software to process large Internet and medical datasets. 
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Since the technology in computer engineering changes very rapidly, the Computer Engineering undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico stresses fundamental concepts as well as current application methods. 

UNM offers unique research opportunities to work in medical image and video analysis (e.g., brain image analysis), reconfigurable computing systems, computer security, computer graphics, computer networks and systems, and cognitive radio.

The CompE program offers two tracks: software and hardware. Students must take two classes from the track of their choice. The tracks and appropriate technical electives give the student a broad education in the track of their choice.

ECE Track Courses and Technical Electives

Both the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs offer areas of specialization, or tracks.  Students must take two classes from the track of their choice. In addition, technical electives are required by both programs. Technical electives are developed in consultation with your academic advisor and can be taken from ECE, Computer Science, Physics, Math or other engineering-related courses 300-level or above.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Intermediate Logic Design 
  • Design of Computers
  • Integrated Software Systems 
  • Software Engineering 

English Language Requirements

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

With a degree in Computer Engineering from UNM, students are ready to:

  • Design new computing devices
  • Design new communication systems and networks
  • Design software systems to process and visualize images, videos, and large datasets

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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