At UON we train engineers capable of solving the world's greatest challenges. As a computer engineer you may develop a precision agriculture system to optimise food production and minimise the use of chemicals in farming. You might develop breakthrough data transfer technology for remote access to medical services. Or, you could design a computer system that creates greater efficiency in wind turbine energy production.
What is computer engineering? Computer engineers use digital and computing technologies to solve problems in industrial systems and in areas such as information processing, data transfer, communications, commerce and travel. They combine creativity with technology to develop both hardware and software for electronic and microprocessor-based systems.
Why combine engineering with computer science? Complete these two bachelor degrees in just five years and develop complimentary hardware and software skills. Open up opportunities in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development and data security. You'll be the ultimate well-rounded computing professional.
Why study with us?
- Real-world insights: Connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
- Be workplace ready: Graduates rated us no.1 in NSW for workplace ready skills. In 2016, 93% of graduates were employed within 4 months.
- Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you're studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.
- We're No.1 in Australia for overall quality of the educational experience.
- Fast-Track Masters - advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering in just 1 year on top of your Bachelor of Engineering degree.
What will you study?
Build critical technical and engineering skills through courses in:
- advanced computer systems
- advanced physics
- calculus of science and engineering
- computer engineering
- electrical engineering
- embedded systems
- engineering mathematics
- procedural programming
- programmable logic design
- quantum mechanics and semiconductor physics
- signals and systems
Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.
Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle 'wicked problems' and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.
Develop your computer science skills in:
- compiler design
- formal languages and automata
- internet communication
- introduction to algorithmics
- machine intelligence
- operating systems
Computer engineers are an essential part of wide range of industries. They may find employment in computer design and development, instrumentation and control, ICT infrastructure, defence applications, healthcare systems and communication networks/internet development. Average starting salaries for engineers are great - more than $80,000 per annum.
Computer engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:
- information and communications technologist
- computer systems specialist
- web developer
- information technology manager
- computer systems analyst
- network engineer
It's also common for engineers to take on senior leadership roles in innovative businesses. The CEOs of Google, Mircosoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers. In fact, engineering is the most common degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs!
The combined degree advantage: Your skills in computer science will broaden your career opportunities in complex software systems; advanced computational techniques for graphics, animations and games; defence, security and database systems; and bioinformatics, computational intelligence and robotics.