Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Computer engineers are in high demand

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ABET Accreditation
The B.S. degree in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


You've shown interest and an aptitude for computing. You enjoy hands-on creation of devices that maximize the possibilities of their hardware components and software capabilities. You're interested in working in telecommunications, mechatronics, control systems or new product development, computer engineering sounds like the right fit for you.

You’ll learn about hardware and software design, along with computer programming, to create computer hardware and software applications. You’ll help to design the computing technology of the future and meet the demands as more technological innovations occur in the computing industry. 

Students interested in computer engineering have the best of both worlds: an academic program provided by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering, and the program support of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). To be admitted to the Computer Engineering program, you'll apply through the UNO Undergraduate Admission Application. You will have the unique opportunity to join the Nebraska Engineering community and enjoy the benefits of the UNO campus while studying in The Peter Kiewit Institute on Scott Campus.

  • Learning and mentoring communities help freshmen transition into college and succeed in engineering
  • Small class sizes, allowing easy access to teaching faculty for help and advising
  • Relevant curriculum with emphasis on hands-on laboratory experience
  • Small group "pods," which meet on a regular basis with a senior student who was a former pod member. Each senior pod leader provides on-going guidance to assist in a successful transition to college.
  • Opportunities for internships and employment at the nearby Scott Technology Center and other businesses and industries in the metropolitan area. In Omaha, students readily find part-time employment opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities through design courses, on-site technology transfer and start-up assistance

  • State-of-the-art classrooms and building
  • Up-to-date laboratories with new furnishings and equipment
  • Residence halls located adjacent to PKI, with priority assignments for engineering and information technology students
  • Convenient access to supporting course work on the UNO campus
  • Optical communications laboratory
  • Telecommunications laboratory

Our Expectations

  • Exhibit ability to maintain consistent effort in a challenging academic program
  • Exhibit ability to function as an effective member of creative student teams
  • Actively participate in student professional organizations
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain in good standing in the college