Computer Engineering Major

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 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