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

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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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ECE PhD student's paper detailing ‘innovative’ cardiac MRI model wins best paper award at international conference

Fifth-year University of Iowa PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Qing Zou is on a roll.

The graduate research assistant at the Iowa Technology Institute placed first for the Best Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-...

Read more about ECE PhD student's paper detailing ‘innovative’ cardiac MRI model wins best paper award at international conference

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

Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals

Thursday, December, 2 - 9:00 am

The Research Development Office, CLAS Grant Support Office, and College of Engineering are hosting a 4-part virtual NSF CAREER Award grant writing seminar, Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER...

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[CANCELED] Learn & Create: Laser Cutting & Engraving with Glowforge

Thursday, December, 2 - 1:30 pm

Built on laser cutter & engraver technology, Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials. Print jewelry, toys, leather...

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REDCap Training

Tuesday, December, 7 - 10:00 am

REDCap overview training Not sure what REDCap is? Want to find out if REDCap is suitable for your research project? The REDCap Overview session will cover the basics of REDCap’s functionality and...

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