About the Department
The Computer Science and Engineering department offers a B.S. degree in computer science and a B.S.Cp.E.in computer engineering. Computer science majors take at least a 46-hour sequence of computer science courses and take additional courses in an area of concentration for a total of 120 credit hours. The concentration of study augments the computer science courses and is a specialization in which the student can apply his or her knowledge of computers. Four concentrations are available: Software Systems, Data Science, STEM Education, and Cyber Security.
The computer engineering program embodies the realm of computer engineering applications. A thorough understanding of computer organization and architecture and the interaction between hardware and software is emphasized. The students’ experiences culminate in a two-semester computer engineering team project. Computer engineering majors take a total of 128 credit hours spread across computer science, basic engineering, electrical engineering and mathematics.
Why choose Computer Science and Engineering?
It's relevant. Computers are a part of everything we do. The computer field drives innovation in many other fields, including medicine, education, business, communication, and entertainment.
It's creative and challenging. The variety of applications of computer science and engineering makes for highly-creative and challenging projects. Working in the computer field might mean building web-based applications, providing security for sensitive information, developing systems to process scientific data, writing software for new mobile devices, and much more.
It's lucrative. Jobs in the field are among the highest paid, in part because qualified computer scientists and engineers are in demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says computing is among the top fields for new job growth through 2018. Read the report...
The future is full of possibilities. There is no question computers are infiltrating every aspect of our society. With changing technology, we cannot know what exciting turns your career might take. What we can say is you will be in a position to contribute in whatever way you choose.
Why Computer Science and Engineering at UTC?
Our faculty is involved. UTC Computer Science students benefit from smaller classes and a low student/teacher ratio which means more interaction with your teachers. We have been where you are and understand that you need to be challenged and encouraged. All classes are taught by faculty with professional degrees. Most faculty hold the Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline.
We prepare you for the real world. Our students have opportunities for internships, co-op experience and special projects within the College. This is part of why you'll find our graduates working for Fortune 500 companies, local, state and federal government agencies. They have also gone on to graduate programs in computer science, engineering, and medicine.