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.

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What does AI see? UI researchers discover cancer biomarkers using deep neural networks

Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for more than 80 percent of lung cancer diagnoses and is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Current prognostication methods for NSCLC include techniques such as radiomics, which predicts the clinical outcomes (i.e. survival) based on...

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A few facts about our department

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2015 first-year students in department were women
Scholarships were awarded by the department
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Upcoming Events

[CANCELED] CANCELED: Patents: What are these things?

Tuesday, April, 7 - 5:00 pm

In order to protect the health and safety of our campus community and visitors, the University of Iowa has decided to cancel the Learn & Create Workshop on April 7th.  We apologize for the...

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[CANCELED] CANCELED: Minneapolis Engineering Alumni Reception

Tuesday, April, 7 - 6:30 pm

The alumni reception in Minneapolis has been cancelled. Please contact Casey Westlake at or 319.467.0039 if you have any questions or concerns.

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VIRTUAL: Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar - Professor Catherine Fromen

Thursday, April, 9 - 3:30 pm

This event will take place virtually. Check back soon for details! Professor Catherine Fromen, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, is presenting at the...

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