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

UI engineers and neurologists develop a highly efficient algorithm that can detect Parkinson’s Disease through EEG data

A team led by Soura Dasgupta, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Nandakumar Narayanan, Juanita J. Bartlett Professor in Neurology Research at the University of Iowa has developed a computational...

Read more about UI engineers and neurologists develop a highly efficient algorithm that can detect Parkinson’s Disease through EEG data

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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GRFP Submission Virtual Celebration

Friday, October, 23 - 11:00 am

Congratulations on how far you have come with your NSF GRFP application! Register & join us on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM CT via Zoom to celebrate your success with this journey. ...

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College of Engineering Virtual Week of Wellness

Monday, October, 26

Our Iowa Engineering Virtual “Week of Wellness” offers an opportunity to invest in your well-being, learn about your wellness benefits, improve your fitness, be active, enjoy wellness...

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CIMBA Italy Q&A – Studying Abroad as an Engineering Student

Tuesday, October, 27 - 11:00 am

CIMBA Italy Q&A – Studying Abroad as an Engineering Student Zoom ID: 974 2470 4961  Interested in study abroad as an engineering student? With the right planning, it can happen!  Join CIMBA...

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