Major in Computer Engineering

As a computer engineering major at Merrimack College, you will learn how to research, design, develop and test computer hardware — and supervise its manufacture and installation.

In a collaborative, hands-on environment, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, plus an in-depth look at data networking and communication. Bonus? Nearly 100% of our electrical and computer engineering students find work within two months of graduation — and many commit to jobs before they even graduate!

Computer Engineering Curriculum Sheet

What You’ll Learn

As a computer engineering major, you will:

  • Research, design and develop computing components, such as microprocessors, circuit boards and computer chips, to create more powerful systems.
  • Learn how to ensure computer hardware components work together with the latest software.
  • Learn the theory and applications of electricity, electronics, electromagnetism, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications.
  • Develop a solid foundation in calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics and differential equations.
  • Collaborate with other students in Merrimack’s state-of-the-art labs.

Hands-on Learning

You will have the opportunity to take part in internships and other experiential learning opportunities, or co-ops. It’s your chance to gain real-world experience working for industry leaders like Raytheon,  Phillips Medical and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Career Options

As a graduate of our computer engineering program, you will be well equipped to pursue advanced studies or a career in computer engineering. Possible positions for computer engineering majors include:              

  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Computer network architect
  • Electrical engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Robotics lead
  • Systems administrator

Courses You’ll Take

Computer Engineering Major Curriculum


Computer Engineering Major Requirements

General Education Requirements

In addition to the major requirements below, you will also need to complete Merrimack’s general education requirements . To see more details about the major, please visit

Sample Curriculum Guide

Wondering when you’ll take certain courses? Use the Curriculum Guide—a sample four-year schedule—to get a sense of what your path to graduation looks like.