Computer engineering

Campus: St. John's Faculty: Engineering and Applied Science
Degree: Bachelor of engineering Practical experience: up to two years of real engineering work experience
Length: Five years (Engineering One + four years in computer engineering major)
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Computer engineering is a fast-changing discipline concerned with the design and analysis of computer systems applied to the solution of practical problems. It encompasses both computer hardware and software design in applications ranging from telecommunications and information systems (such as the Internet or telephone networks) to instrumentation and robotics.

Computer engineering at Memorial

Computer engineering at Memorial includes a mandatory, integrated co-operative education program in which students gain up to two years of practical work experience. You will take courses in computer hardware, software and communications systems and learn about circuit analysis, systems and signals, digital logic design, electronics, software design and implementation, computer architecture and microprocessors, computer networking, concurrent programming and real-time operating systems. You will participate in design projects throughout the program, including a team capstone design project in your final year that may span computer and electrical engineering and involve students from both majors. 

Admission requirements

To apply for admission into the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, indicate bachelor of engineering in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, you will also need to meet the admission requirements set out by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for Engineering One.

Sample courses beyond first year

ECE 4500 - Microprocessors
ECE 5010 - Software Design
ECE 7420 - Computer Security 

Career opportunities

A bachelor of engineering degree, with a major in computer engineering, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • software design engineer
  • network planning engineer
  • digital hardware design engineer
  • system manager
  • communications engineer

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.