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Computer Concentration

  • Available as an accredited bachelor of science in engineering (B.S.E) degree with a concentration in computer engineering

    What do cell phones, digital audio players, tablet PCs, satellites, x-ray machines and laser surgical tools have in common? All are the result of the work of computer engineers.

  • With the continued expansion of computer-based products, Olivet’s computer engineering graduates can be found in a wide variety of dynamic companies, working on a myriad of technology-based products and services.

    As a computer engineering graduate, you will enter a field characterized by high demand for talented systems and applications programmers, hardware and firmware designers, network managers, and enterprise consultants.

    Students who have elected the computer engineering concentration benefit from the best of both the Engineering and Computer Science departments, providing maximum exposure to the key elements required for the computer engineering field. And as with all Olivet programs, the computer engineering concentration has a focus on Christian ethics.

    Through this program, you will learn the key technical skills desired by employers in the field, including the internal organization and design of microprocessors, embedded system design, the structure and design of computing systems, and the electrical engineering design tools and knowledge to be successful in the field of computer hardware design.

    You will also learn the professional skills you need to succeed on the job, such as: written communication, oral presentation techniques, teamwork, understanding of different cultures, and organizing information.

    Consider a career as a computer engineer if you:

    • adapt easily to changing situations and new technology
    • work best when you are working on a computer
    • are a diligent worker who stays with a job until it’s done
    • excel at computer programming and algorithm development
    • pick up computer systems and languages quickly
    • enjoy the sciences and mathematics

    Careers/career fields: Automation (working together with electrical and mechanical engineers), software design, design of computing platforms, software development for engineering applications, interfacing of hardware and software, wireless communication, embedded programming, and website/UI development, among many others.