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UA’s computer engineering option, offered in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, gives students a broad knowledge of the software and hardware components of modern computing systems, detailed computer-systems design, and the role of computer systems in various engineering disciplines.

Students are prepared for a computer-oriented engineering career with emphasis on design and applications of embedded computing systems. The computer engineering option includes a broad spectrum of electrical engineering and computer science courses, as well as electives allowing a specific study area in depth and gaining significant design experience. Topical coverage includes microcontroller-based systems, real-time systems, hardware/software co-design, rapid prototyping, computer-aided design, hardware-software integration, system-on-a-chip design, and system-level issues in embedded systems design.