Bachelor of Science

Computer Engineering

127 Credits
  • Build a strong foundation in computer programming, computer algorithms, artificial intelligence, networking and systems security
  • Design systems according to specified criteria for performing the functions set by the project objectives
  • Have access to state-of-the-art tools that generate an efficient engineering design which follows current industrial standards
Computer engineering student typing on computer

A Degree for the Future of Computer Engineering

With the rapid development of technology in the information era, the ever-growing field of computer engineering demands well-trained individuals for a broad range of computing industries.

Vaughn’s degree program was designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to play an important role in the technologies that define modern-day life and society.

The computer engineering curriculum emphasizes two well-defined concentrations: cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming, computer algorithms, networking, systems security and addresses the multi-disciplinary nature of the field. This program provides students with a solid foundation in mathematics, physical sciences, and computer programming. The course of study trains students to use their skills and knowledge to solve specific problems and ultimately to design systems according to the specified criteria for performing the specific functions set by the project objectives. Furthermore, students in this program will be exposed to industry-related experiences through undergraduate research and internships opportunities.

Every industry—ranging from banking to utility companies to government organizations—has come to depend on the world’s cyber infrastructure in order to operate. As a result, over the past decade, cyber attacks have escalated worldwide. The need for computer engineers who are trained and specialize in cybersecurity are in great demand. How great? It has been reported that approximately 1.8 million cybersecurity-related positions worldwide will go unfilled by the year 2022 and Vaughn College is answering this call with the establishment of its computer engineering program.

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Vaughn provides students with invaluable experiences that help prepare them for lifelong careers.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

The goal of the computer engineering degree is to provide students with a solid background in software and hardware programming, computer programming, computer algorithms, artificial intelligence, networking and systems security.

The program will expose you to topics including hardware, computer networking, cybersecurity, and telecommunications design, and developing new components and systems for the technical challenges we face now and for the future. The technical challenges of today are even greater due to a relatively new but very important specialty: cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Students will study theory and experience hands-on technical work, involving computing projects that will enhance their skills in critical thinking and problem-solving. Additionally, students will also be required to participate in research projects, where they will present their findings at technical conferences and learn about real-world challenges they will face as professional computer engineers.

Sample Classes
  • Introduction to Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Circuit Implementation with Eagle or KiCAD
  • Engineering Physics
  • Calculus I For Engineers
  • Cyber-I Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • AI-I Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • C++ Object Oriented Programming
  • DC/AC Circuits
  • Cyber-II Information Security
  • AI-II Machine Learning
  • API Development Design Python
  • CISCO Cybersecurity Operations
  • Data Communication and Cloud Networking
  • Engineering Project Management

CAREERS

Students who choose to pursue an engineering degree at Vaughn have many options to choose from when it comes time to find a career. With a degree in computer engineering—and a concentration in cybersecurity—students will be able to find employment in either the civilian or military sectors as computer engineers, hardware engineers, network engineers, programmer architects, security system engineers, cyber threat hunters, vulnerability analysts, process control engineers and information technology specialists, among many others. Additionally, top career opportunities exist in a wide range of industries including aerospace and defense, automation, public transportation and telecommunications.

Graduates, if you are interested in pursuing a futureproof career in cybersecurity with a degree in computer engineering from Vaughn College, now is the time to begin.

Career Insights

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • Adobe
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • Citrix systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • eBay
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Jabil Circuit
  • JP Morgan
  • Micron Technology
  • Microsoft
  • Nvidia
  • Oracle
  • Qualcomm
  • Snowflakes
  • Tesla
  • VMware
  • Workday

A SAMPLE OF VAUGHN INTERNSHIPS:

  • Boeing
  • Con-Ed
  • Daimler
  • Easy Aerial
  • Exelon
  • Festo
  • General Dynamics
  • Harris Corporation
  • Hudson Technology
  • John Deere
  • L3 Harris
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA propulsion lab
  • Nissan
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Precision Gears Inc.
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SciMax Technologies
  • Siemens
  • Stryker
  • Toyota

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