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!
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.
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.
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