University of Texas-Tyler to Launch Computer Engineering Program | New

The University of Texas at Tyler has announced that it will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Housed within UT Tyler College of Engineering, the lineup has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for a fall 2023 launch.

“With the addition of this program, we will have the most comprehensive portfolio of engineering programs in East Texas,” said Amir Mirmiran, PhD, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “The new supply will also help strengthen the workforce by providing skilled computer engineers who will be more than ready to meet the needs of our region and state.”

Computer engineering is a branch of electrical engineering that integrates several fields of electronic engineering and computer science. The degree will provide students with the fundamentals and the combined hardware and software skills necessary to design, develop, and optimally operate secure computer systems and related technologies.

“The new Computer Engineering program will create tremendous opportunities for students to prepare for careers in a rapidly changing high-tech field and contribute to an evolving and highly skilled workforce,” said Hassan El-Kishky, PhD, Professor and Department of Electricity. Engineering chair. “We are very excited about the opportunities the new program will bring to the region and the state.”

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer engineering professionals earned a median salary of $119,560 in 2020. Jobs can be found in technology, manufacturing, and research fields as well as in government positions.

Classes will be offered in-person at Tyler’s main campus and at the UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center, located in Houston. UT Tyler will seek program accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., or ABET, after its first cohort of students graduate.

For more information, contact El-Kishky, helkishky@uttyler.edu or 903-565-5580.

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler (now known as the UT Tyler Health Sciences Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research, and excellent patient care. Listed by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by US News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine, and Houston.

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