Blog: Competitive Edge

Electrical engineering bloggerFrom the Student Design Showcase to the Cornell Cup Competition there are many befefits to a degree in electrical or computer engineering.

Learn more about why Abishek has the competitive edge as an electrical engineering student by reading his Florida Tech blog!

ProTrack: The options keep getting better!

ProTrackFlorida Tech's ProTrack Co-op program incorporates professional work experience and online course work into its College of Engineering degree programs, allowing participants to graduate in four years with the equivalent of a year of career experience. Plus, this traditional combined degree/co-op programs only take five years!

Learn more about the ProTrack Co-op program now!

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Testimonials

Daniel Holton '17
Computer Engineering
Spring Hill, NY
Current Student
Florida Tech is one of the best engineering schools in the world and it has really proven it so far. The professors and graduate staff assistants are all approachable and they are immensely helpful. I have even enjoyed lunch with a few of them.
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Xavier Merino '16
Computer Engineering
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Current Student
It's great that my degree program is full of labs and software simulations. The professors are fun too!
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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Different than computer science, computer engineering is focused on the design and analysis of computer hardware, software and operating systems, as well as computer networks.

In addition to a strong foundation in programming and software design, students seeking a computer engineering degree gain a complete understanding of complex computer systems and are provided with multiple opportunities to design, build and test their own.

Whether you want to develop new methods of automation, design high-performance software or engineer new robotic technologies, a computer engineering degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in engineering, programming and electronics. New technical electives also allow you to specialize in unique career-track subfields such as systems engineering, nuclear technology and energy engineering, making you a hot prospect in the eyes of future employers.

Gain Practical Experience

Due to the rapid pace of technological advancements, the field of computer engineering is always changing. This makes it a highly interesting, challenging and lucrative field of study.

Florida Tech is listed among the Fiske Guide's "Engineering/Top Technical Institutes" and Parade Magazine's College A-List in Engineering. Because of the school's focus on integrated lab experiences, internships, peer-group study, and faculty-led or international research opportunities, students who seek a computer engineering degree from Florida Tech demonstrate through practical application their mastery of the curriculum and are able to enter a variety of competitive career fields.

Seniors take courses in computer architecture, virtual instrumentation and Internet programming. This includes a design project in collaboration with a team of peers who design, develop, prototype and present a complex engineering system. Additionally, graduates with a computer engineering degree have the ability to design complex computer systems.

As a result, students get practical experience, an expanded professional network and perhaps even a pre-graduation job offer.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom computer engineering majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, student government and over 100 other student organizations.

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Students who graduate with a computer engineering degree are likely to find careers focused on the design, development and testing of computers and computer systems. Employers that seek out graduates with a computer engineering degree from Florida Tech for internships and careers include IBM, Microsoft, NASA, GE, Boeing, Rockwell Collins and Software Productivity Solutions.

Earn an Advanced Degree

After receiving their computer engineering degree, many of our students go on to graduate school here at Florida Tech, or other universities such as Stanford, MIT, Johns Hopkins, Virginia Tech and Yale.