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

Richard K. Miller to serve as inaugural distinguished speaker on Thursday, November 12

Join the College of Engineering as we welcome our inaugural Iowa Engineering Distinguished Speaker, Richard K. Miller, for a day of roundtable discussions and a seminar focused on the current challenges facing engineering education.

Richard K. Miller was appointed President and first employee of...

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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

Bouncing Back in Times of Stress: Resiliency

Wednesday, March, 3 - 9:30 am

Academic Success Workshop: Bouncing Back in Times of Stress: Resiliency Learn about bouncing back from situations that do not go as planned and set a path towards success. The worksheets for this...

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I Taught It But Did They Learn It: Using Low Stakes Assessment (CIRTL Back to Class Series)

Wednesday, March, 3 - 12:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, 3/3 at 12pm for I Taught It But Did They Learn It: Using Low Stakes Assessment (CIRTL Back to Class Series), facilitated by Dr. Katherine Beydler, Assistant Director, Center...

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Cafe CIMBA: Drop in Hours

Wednesday, March, 3 - 3:00 pm

Curious about what study abroad in Italy looks like in the next year? Please join CIMBA staff and ambassadors for drop-in hours each Wednesday from 3-5pm. We'll have a staff member on hand for all of...

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