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Computer Engineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #981 (BCR) , ND,
Computer engineering deals with both hardware and software aspects of computer systems. Students take essential electrical engineering classes along with specialized classes in computer engineering and computer science. Demand for computer engineers is strong due to the growing use of computers in all sorts of products and the need for engineers competent with computers in both hardware and software areas.


Computer engineering is a degree program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The majority of the undergraduate curriculum is devoted to the general engineering core of science, math, English, social science and humanities, and to the electrical engineering core of circuits, electronics, electromagnetics and control systems. Additionally, computer engineering students may focus on computer networking and communication, embedded computer systems, computer architecture, digital systems and digital electronics.

The Facilities
The Electrical and Computer Engineering building is part of an eight building engineering complex. The building contains specialized laboratories and equipment. Numerous grants and donations from the National Science Foundation and private industry have provided valuable equipment. Laboratories along with department and University computer capabilities support education and research. Computer engineering facilities include a microprocessor development laboratory, a microcomputer systems laboratory, a digital electronic simulation laboratory and a computer architecture laboratory. A computer structures and networking laboratory is cooperatively shared with computer science. Students also have full access to computer clusters located throughout the campus. These and all other major computer resources are tied to local, regional, national and international computer networks.
Career Opportunities
Graduates may find work as design engineers (computer hardware, software and systems), computer consultants, sales and customer support engineers or as engineers involved with computer-aided manufacturing and testing.
Research and Graduate Study
Graduate studies leading to a master’s degree or doctoral degree are offered in the department. Further details are available in the Graduate Bulletin.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Digital Design
  • Electronics
  • Random Processes
  • Signals and Systems
  • Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Engineering Ethics and Social Responsibilities
  • Basic Linear Algebra

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

The department has admission requirements for freshmen and transfer students. For freshmen, a minimum math ACT (or equivalent) score of 23, or a top 30 percent class rank and a minimum math ACT of 20, is required. Domestic transfer students must have a 2.3 grade point average; international students, a 3.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    282 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 282 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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