Should I major in computer engineering?

  • You're fascinated by the integration of computer hardware and software systems
  • You want to model and build electronic systems that support a wide array of activities in areas such as health care, finance, and industrial design
  • You're eager to spend your days designing computers, microprocessors, supercomputers, robotics, biomedical devices, and control systems

Computer engineers focus primarily on hardware, while computer scientists and programmers focus more on software. Students learn to design and analyze complex systems, work in teams with their peers to develop digital systems and software, and solve real-world problems. They also play active roles in research projects where they learn by designing hardware and software solutions applicable to industry needs. Graduates of Lehigh's program work in areas such as circuit design, embedded systems, communications, and networking.