Computer engineers blend the fundamentals of electrical engineering with computer science to create cutting-edge computer technology used across many industries. You'll build, analyze, design and evaluate computer systems. Computer engineers work with both hardware and software attributes of computing, from the design of computer networks to digital circuits.
Best Engineering College Ranking
Wentworth is ranked #32 among the best engineering colleges by U.S. News & World Report based on its reputation and accreditation.
Wentworth's Computer Engineering program incorporates a project-based course of study and a hands-on learning environment that puts you in the labs working closely with your fellow classmates. By utilizing laboratory exercises and fostering a collaborative environment, our graduates are well prepared to pursue an advanced degree or immediately dive into a rewarding career in the computing space.
You'll take courses in logic design, computer organization and architecture, embedded computer systems, engineering design, operating systems, computer networks, digital signal processing, software engineering, database systems, circuits and electronics.
Co-op Experience with Top Employers
Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, including many alumni, Computer Engineering students obtain professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. Partners hiring our co-op students include AECOM, Boston Engineering, Harvard University, Mass General Hospital, Radius Financial Group, Teradyne and Toast.
The Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
For program objectives, outcomes and enrollment and degree data, please visit the Computer Engineering Accreditation Information page.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is a four-year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. It builds on the fundamentals of the electrical engineering and computer science fields. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of digital circuits to computer networks. They design, build, analyze, and evaluate computer systems. Students in this program take courses in logic design, computer organization and architecture, embedded computer systems, operating systems, computer networks, digital signal processing, software engineering, database systems, circuits, electronics, and engineering design.
Visit the Course Catalog for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Computer Engineering program by taking introductory courses in physics and calculus, along with Introduction to Engineering, which will instill core engineering concepts that you’ll use throughout the program. You’ll also dive into engineering courses that utilize essential tools like CAD.
Second-year students establish a firm understanding of computer engineering concepts in courses like Network Theory I & II and Digital Logic. You’ll also focus on building solid foundational knowledge in mathematics.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll continue to bolster your computer engineering knowledge with courses like Computer Architecture, Advanced Digital Circuit Design, and Computer Networks for Engineers.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program includes courses in Engineering Operating Systems and Probability & Statistics, as well as your senior capstone project, which you’ll work on over your final two semesters.