Become a Multifaceted Expert

UA computer science and engineering students design tomorrow’s interconnected world. Through expertise in multidisciplinary engineering technologies, graduates are pushing the limits of what can be achieved in fields like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cybersecurity and robotics.

This unique, state-of-the-art program is leading the way to a bold future with revolutionary instruction and ultramodern facilities, providing students with knowledge that is in high demand by every industry.

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Computer Science & Engineering

“The demand for computer science and engineering roles is consistently high. This program elevates the workforce abilities.”

-Karla Morales, Arizona Tech Council regional VP and Dean’s Advisory Council member

Academic Focus Areas

Based in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the computer science and engineering degree program was developed with top industry partners to tackle critical opportunities in the world today.

This deeply customizable curriculum, along with the college’s engineering design focus, gives students the foundation to make science fiction concepts a reality and create the technology we live with every day.

The hands-on coursework covers areas including:

  • Software development
  • Real-life engineering design
  • Real-time, embedded and loT (Internet of Things) systems
  • Big data analytics and bioinformatics
  • Hardware and software co-design

Both in-person and online study options are available.

Research Opportunities

Globally renowned faculty and students collaborate on research projects in a wide range of engineering specialties. Whether a student intends to join one of numerous rapidly growing industry fields or delve further into academic research, they will have all the tools to help improve our world.

Research projects apply computer science to further technology in:

  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Biomedical devices
  • Quantum computing
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Robotics
  • Mining operations
Mechanical Engineering Degree

Outside the Classroom

Beyond just schoolwork, students participate in a variety of activities to build leadership skills and prepare for the workforce.

  • Paid internships with industry partners
  • Student clubs and organizations
  • Interdisciplinary design projects
  • Professional organizations

Clubs and organizations include the Software Engineering Wildcats and University of Arizona Robotics. Valuable contacts are made in student chapters of professional organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and at special events with industry leaders.

Career Paths

Because of their experiential knowledge, computer science and engineering graduates are highly sought after for lucrative work in nearly every field. They can quickly find positions in corporate and government settings, or as independent consultants.

Their expertise is needed by high-tech employers like Google, Microsoft, Medtronic and NASA. Graduates can find a home in aerospace, biomedical firms, environmental engineering and much more. Wherever your dreams take you, your CSE degree will open the door.

Software Engineering Degree