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 researchers examine potential for light, photosensitizing agents to treat soft tissue sarcoma

University of Iowa researchers are analyzing the potential of using Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) – a type of cancer treatment technology that uses light and photosensitizing agents – to treat soft tissue sarcoma.

“I think the exciting aspect of PDT for sarcoma is that it has not been...

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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

A Conversation with Secondary Educators About College-Bound Students’ Learning Experiences During the Pandemic

Wednesday, May, 19 - 4:00 pm

Join us for an interactive discussion with STEM high school educators about pandemic learning experiences in high schools during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. We’ll explore...

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Careers in Human Genetics Information Day - Virtual Event

Monday, May, 24 - 11:00 am

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) holds Careers in Human Genetics Information Days to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in genetics. This opportunity is...

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NSF GRFP Overview

Wednesday, June, 2 - 1:00 pm

The Graduate College offers webinars to support students applying for prestigious national fellowships. These webinars introduce graduate students to new opportunities, clarify application...

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