Computer Science and Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Overview
Artificial intelligence, cyber security — these are hot fields today. (See Bill Gates’ essay about the three careers he’d pursue if he went to college today.) And they’re just the kinds of topics you’ll study in UToledo’s computer science and engineering program.
Our students get comprehensive, well-rounded educations in the fundamental theory and application of computer science and engineering. They explore how modern computer science interacts with new technologies. UT’s CSE majors learn to design, construct, operate and maintain computer hardware and software.
Computer Science and Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Accredited program. UToledo’s renowned College of Engineering is one of the best in the country. Its computer science and engineering program is one of just eight ABET-accredited CSE programs in the country — and the first CSE program to earn accreditation.
- Mandatory co-ops. We’re one of the few engineering programs in the U.S. to require three semesters of co-op experience. This real-world, paid experience makes our graduates more likely to get hired.
- Real-world experiences. Seniors design a solution or prototype for a real client. They also expand their horizons through leadership positions in student organizations, and entrepreneurship and service opportunities.
- Entrepreneurship focus. Incoming freshmen can participate in Freshmen Experience Entrepreneurial Discipline (FEED). Young engineers in FEED learn how to take design projects and ideas of their own to market. Students also can get involved in UT’s business incubators, and help CSE startups grow their companies.
- UT’s Industrial Partnerships Program. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science builds relationships with industry through activities such as joint research projects, symposia and short courses. Students get ample opportunity to interact with and learn from industry professionals.
- Unique partnership with Lorain County Community College. Students who want a more affordable option and who can’t get to UT’s Main Campus can earn their degrees at LCCC. Three CSE program faculty members and a program director reside at Lorain. Some classes are delivered through interactive video straight from UT’s Main Campus.
- State-of-the-art labs. Students have 24-hour, exclusive access to seven engineering computer labs, including a virtual reality lab and a digital logic lab.
UToledo’s computer science and engineering graduates are in high demand. We have a 100% job placement rate for our graduates. That’s right – every CSE graduate gets a job, many with employers our grads worked for during their co-ops.
Change is a constant in this field. Employers know that UT graduates understand theory and application. They love that our innovative students have a full year of co-op experience.
Graduates find jobs as:
|Software engineers and developers||Hardware product development engineers|
|Systems managers||Design automation engineers|
|Database administrators/knowledge engineers||Communications engineers|
|Computer security specialists/systems administrators|
They've been hired by:
|Intel Corporation||Texas Instruments, Inc.|
|IBM||Marathon Petroleum Corporation|
|NASA||Oracle and Sun Microsystems|
|General Electric||Microsoft Corporation|
|FirstEnergy Corp.||Ford Motor Co.|
UToledo CSE graduates have been accepted to prestigious graduate schools, including:
|University of Michigan||University of Florida|
|University of California, Berkeley||Northeastern University|
Jeffrey Liedel, an engineer at General Motors Company, was the lead engineer for development of the OnStar system. Currently, he works in GM’s electric vehicle development program.
James Stegeman has worked at NASA for 29 years, the last 10 in space communications. He is the SCaN technology manager, as well as the manager of architecture and standards development for NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation program at Glenn Research Center.
Paul M. Tyma, PhD, is the founder and chief technical officer of Refresh, Inc. This Silicon Valley startup has raised $10 million in venture funding.
Computer Science and Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Plan of Study
UToledo’s program provides students with a solid foundation in mathematics, science and engineering. Classes range from computer security and open-source software development to cyber security and data science.
Computer Science and Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Information Theory and Coding
- Computer Architecture and Organization
- Artificial Intelligence
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Internship Opportunities for Computer Science and Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree
All of UT's engineering students spend a minimum of three semesters working in the field. This mandatory co-op experience provides real-world experience and a paycheck. Our Career Development Center has placed students in 44 states and 36 countries.
Computer Science and Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree4 ½-year program
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