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

Photo of Toor pointing to computer in front of students

ECE professor honored for innovation and as a leader in the field of optics and photonics

A University of Iowa professor in the College of Engineering has earned two marks of distinction this summer.

Fatima Toor, the Lowell G. Battershell Endowed Chair in Laser Engineering and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and colleague John Prineas, UI professor...

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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

Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series

Wednesday, November, 30 - 5:00 pm

Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv...

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Wide Lens: WATER - interdisciplinary research exchange & conviviality at the Stanley Museum of Art

Thursday, December, 1 - 4:00 pm

Inspiration & exchange across the disciplines For each gathering in the new Wide Lens series, scholars and/or artists from across the university will briefly present their work on a shared topic...

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Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals

Friday, December, 2 - 9:00 am

The Research Development Office, CLAS Grant Support Office, and College of Engineering are hosting a 3-part virtual NSF CAREER Award grant writing seminar, Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER...

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