Computer Science and Engineering

As the world becomes increasingly connected via the internet, smart technologies are revolutionizing everything from healthcare delivery to transportation systems. At Iowa, we combine the technical content of a Computer Science degree and a Computer Engineering degree into one single degree program. This ongoing technical revolution requires engineers who are competent in both computer software and hardware, and who possess the engineering skills to design and implement complex, intelligent systems.

Computer Science and Engineering graduates will have the foundational knowledge provided by a computer science education together with the critical thinking, problem solving, and system design skills at the heart of a computer engineering degree.

Electrical Engineering

Create the applications, devices, and systems that power daily life - now and tomorrow. Electrical engineers are building faster computers, stronger wireless networks, smaller phones, more sensitive medical instruments, and state of the art medical imaging.

Iowa’s program lets you work in close-knit teams alongside faculty experts seeking the next big discovery. You can also pursue your own research in areas such as optics, imaging, robotics, and software engineering.

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Where students become engineers...and something more.

Engineering students at Iowa are smart, interesting people. They are also international travelers, Big Ten athletes, Hawkeye Marching Band members, leaders of student organizations, fraternity and sorority members, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, hospital volunteers, student senators, dance marathoners, intramural competitors, researchers, and more. Explore our academic programs.

Featured News

ECE PhD student places in poster competition at the Richard A. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

Yusuf Sermet, ECE PhD student, won 2 nd Place in the Student Poster Competition at the Richard A. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conference in San Diego, California, in September 2019. His poster, “Virtual Stage Sensors: Alternative Approaches for Smartphone-Based Crowdsourced...

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A few facts about our department

$67000
Median salary
94%
Undergraduate placement rate
99%
Experiential Education Rate (internships, co-ops, research, study abroad or other engineering related experience)
15%
2015 first-year students in department were women
70
Scholarships were awarded by the department
30+
Engineering specific student organizations
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Upcoming Events

Creative Kick-Start Recipient Workshop

Monday, November, 18 - 5:00 pm

Have a project you want to make a reality? The Creative Kick-Start is a program developed by the Engineering Library & the Engineering Technology Centers for engineering students (undergraduate...

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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, November, 19 - 12:30 pm

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works...

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Creative Kick-Start Recipient Workshop

Tuesday, November, 19 - 2:00 pm

Have a project you want to make a reality? The Creative Kick-Start is a program developed by the Engineering Library & the Engineering Technology Centers for engineering students (undergraduate...

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