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Engineering - Computer, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Macon, GA, United States
Mercer's computer specialization focuses on the design of systems which operate in real-time with computers embedded in the system as a component or controller. Courses explore electronics fundamentals, general engineering fundamentals, engineering design, and computer system principles.


In your freshman year, you can expect to learn fundamentals in mathematics (calculus), chemistry, physics, and broad educational topics such as writing, speaking, and the humanities and benefit from a special freshman year experience program that provides an introduction to engineering as a profession, to programming, to engineering design as a process, and to the college experience as a major personal growth step.

In your sophomore year, you will study the broad fundamentals of engineering and becoming an engineering problem solver, continue mathematics courses with differential equations and statistics, complete two courses in electrical engineering fundamentals,learn key engineering subjects outside the electrical and computer engineering field, and take your first digital hardware course and your first computer science course.

In your junior year, you will focus on courses in your specialization, take digital logic and microprocessors courses, computer science courses, and a follow-up digital design course.

In your senior year, you will be able to choose electives which lead to jobs in particular sub-areas of computer engineering, and you will take courses in software engineering with java and networks plus three electives.

Like all engineering specialties, Computer Engineering also offers a fifth year option that provides computer specialization students with the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in a year of extra time commitment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mech
  • Electric Circuit Ana.
  • Programming 
  • Data Struct and Algo
  • Tech Comm
  • Embed Comp Sys
  • Microcomputer Fund
  • Intro to Sr Dsgn
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Digital Design/VHDL
  • Prob & Stat for Engr
  • Approved CSC Elective
  • Computer Networks
  • Electromagn Appl

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission, either Mercer's application or the Common Application, with U.S. $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official secondary school and/or official university transcript(s), translated in English
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or personal reference, translated in English
  • Course-by-course evaluation of transcripts, including grade point average (GPA), completed and forwarded to Mercer. We will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates.
  • For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary high school is English, an official SAT or ACT score is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Macon

  • 900 - 1400 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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