The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will offer a new bachelor of science degree in computer systems engineering for students beginning in the fall of 2021. The degree creates strategic opportunities for students while serving evolving workforce needs.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics identified computer-related careers among those whose employment growth is expected to exceed that of the labor force as a whole.
“The degree represents an opportunity for students to prepare for careers in a rapidly expanding field,” said JoAnn Lighty, dean of the College of Engineering.
The computer systems engineering degree will provide students with foundational skills in computer systems design, in-depth understanding of the security principles necessary in the design of secure computer systems, and the ability to succeed in a variety of careers paths spanning computer science, computer systems, and electrical engineering. Students will learn how to design systems according to vigorous cybersecurity principles.