An Embry-Riddle computer engineering student working on a laptop and circuit board

Bachelor of Science in
Computer Engineering

Students in this program gain technical programming and systems skills and practical experience to work in the ever-growing industry of computers.

About the B.S. in Computer Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering at Embry-Riddle combines computer engineering skills  that are in high demand with a focus on advancing the aerospace, aviation, military and commercial industries.

Earning a computer engineering degree from Embry-Riddle will introduce students to analog and digital hardware, computer programming, circuit theory, computer architecture and software engineering.

The applications for computer engineering include: embedded systems, uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), robotics, Internet of Things, national defense, cybersecurity and gaming.

Computer Engineering students at both Embry-Riddle residential campuses are provided access to knowledge and expertise in a vast array of aviation, aerospace and industry areas. Student projects are a part of the curriculum with additional project opportunities available through professional organizations such as the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) student branches and the Association of Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), a competition host.

Students take part in an intensive, real-world senior capstone project, some past design topics including:

  • Augmented reality campus tour
  • Ground vehicle to scare away nuisance animals on an airfield
  • Simulation of airport ground-based operations with small autonomous robots
  • Virtual-reality control of autonomous ground vehicles

Computer Engineering Careers

Students graduate with technical skills and real-world experiences and are prepared for in-demand roles after graduation, which is why employers continue to return to Embry-Riddle to hire the program’s graduates.

Our graduates go on to work for companies like NASA, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Collins Aerospace, Raytheon, Google and Amazon, in positions like Network Engineer, Computer Engineer and IT Architect.

While some students continue their education with a graduate degree, Computer Engineering graduates can easily find full-time jobs with only a bachelor’s degree. The median salary for computer engineers is $128,170, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.