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Computer Engineering

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. Students 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. Students participate in design projects throughout the program, including a team capstone design project in their final year that may span computer and electrical engineering and involve students from both majors. 


Sample courses

ENGI 4862 - Microprocessors
ENGI 5895 - Software Design
ENGI 7864 - Computer Security


Career Opportunities

  • 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.


Program Information

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


Bachelor of Engineering


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:

Yes (mandatory)


5 years (1 year in Engineering One + 4 years in major)

Application Deadline:

March 1


Tuition InformationWebsite


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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000