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Our ABET-accredited Computer Engineering program features a practice-oriented curriculum and offers small classes with hands-on learning opportunities.
The program covers the fundamentals of computer engineering, including the design of digital systems with modern devices (such as microprocessors, VLSI circuits and field-programmable gate arrays) to fulfill the needs of larger systems used in communications, controls and power systems.
Students also have access to experiential learning opportunities, including co-ops, internships and undergraduate research projects.
Corbin Adkins, '18
Corbin is from Lewisburg, West Virginia. He started his career at Tech in Fall 2014 after transferring from a university in Illinois.
At Tech, Corbin has worked on projects such as a laser printer and improving on a former student project (a computer numerical controlled router) to make printed circuit boards. He was active in IEEE and was a key player in the organization's competitions against several large, well-known universities. In 2018, he helped the Tech Sumobot team land second-place in regional competition.
These days, Corbin's using his skills as a computer engineer at major machinery company, Lincoln Electric.
In our most recent survey of program graduates, we found that 100% of our responding graduates since 2013 found full-time employment or started an advanced degree after graduating from WVU Tech. They also reported an average starting salary range of $55,000 - $65,000.
Graduates are able to pursue careers with nationally competitive starting salaries in industry and with government agencies. Computer engineers can work on a wide variety of digital and computer systems. They can be hardware designers developing digital systems for government defense, automotive, manufacturing or utilities applications - or they can work to develop new programs and apps, install and troubleshoot software, maintain and advance computer hardware and software systems or manage databases for companies and government agencies.
Many of these jobs involve design, fieldwork, maintenance or new project development in hardware and/or software. Companies that have hired our graduates include the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Navair, the Naval Surface Weapons Center and Dominion Power. It's a field with a lot of potential.
Our grads have landed some impressive positions in recent years, including:
Digital systems designer
- Control systems engineer
- IT manager and network specialist
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
Build the devices that run our modern world.
Digital Logic Design
Uncover concepts behind the design of digital circuit systems, including number systems, coding, Boolean and switching algebra, logic design, minimization of logic, sequential logic and design of digital subsystems. You'll also conduct laboratory experiments with digital circuits including number systems, design and application of modern digital circuitry for combinational and sequential circuits.
This course is all about the design and analysis of modern wireless data networks. Learn digital modulation techniques, wireless channel models, design of cellular networks, spread spectrum, carrier sense multiple access, ad-hoc networks routing, error control coding and automatic request strategies.
Explore this introduction to microcomputer systems with emphasis on the use of a microcontroller as a digital design element. Topics include basic computer architecture, binary number systems and codes, binary arithmetic and logic operations, parallel and serial I/O, timers and counters, A/D conversion and interrupts. You'll put what you've learned to use developing assembly language and C-language software.