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

Noah Brown smiling sitting at computer with a lot of wires

From club to career

University of Iowa graduating senior Noah Brown was a fifth-grader in a science club in Wilton, Iowa, when he was invited to participate in a special project. Little did he know, his involvement—and particularly the person he met—would lead to his post-graduation job....

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UI Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences receive accreditation for computer science and engineering joint program

The computer science and engineering major at the University of Iowa has received its inaugural accreditation this year from the Engineering and the Computing Accreditation Commissions of ABET, which is the worldwide gold standard for producing graduates ready to enter critical technical fields...

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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

10th Annual Intensive Fulbright Program Workshop

Friday, January, 28 - 9:30 am

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research or creative work abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the tenth annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student...

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Engineering Career Fair

Thursday, February, 10 - 12:00 pm

Each year the College of Engineering holds two career fairs, one in late September/early October and another in early February. This is a great way for students to meet over 100 engineering,...

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STEM Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, February, 25 - 4:00 pm

This year's annual STEM Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Friday, January 28th.  Our special guest this year will be Tracy Jon Sargeant of...

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