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Engineering Program: Computer Engineering Concentration

  • Available as an accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree with a concentration in Computer Engineering

    What do cell phones, digital audio players, tablet PCs, satellites, x-ray machines and laser surgical tools have in common? All are the result of the work of computer engineers.

  • With the continued expansion of computer-based products, Olivet’s computer engineering graduates can be found in a wide variety of dynamic companies, working on a myriad of technology-based products and services.

    As a computer engineering graduate, you will enter a field characterized by high demand for talented systems and applications programmers, hardware and firmware designers, network managers, and enterprise consultants.

    Students who have elected the computer engineering concentration benefit from the best of both the Engineering and Computer Science departments, providing maximum exposure to the key elements required for the computer engineering field. And as with all Olivet programs, the computer engineering concentration has a focus on Christian ethics.

    Through this program, you will learn the key technical skills desired by employers in this field including: programming; problem solving; creating user interfaces; microcontroller programming, creating tools and tools support; building and administering database management systems.

    You will also learn the professional skills you need to succeed on the job, such as: written communication, oral presentation techniques, teamwork, understanding of different cultures, and organizing information.

    At Olivet, you will:  

    • Study contemporary and relevant topics within the computer engineering field that will set you apart in this growing field.
    • Benefit from small class sizes and flexible access to engineering and computer science faculty.
    • Gain hands on experience through Olivet’s our IT help desk, assisting students, faculty and staff with their hardware and software problems.
    • Gain focused laboratory experience in the integration of hardware and embedded software.
    • Be part of a technology mission team to directly assist people in developing nations with their computer challenges to help address their needs in a tangible way.
    • Tap into a large and growing engineering alumni network with opportunities for dynamic summer internships in the computer engineering field.
    • And so much more!

    Putting knowledge to work  

    ASME chapter on campus – Work on multidisciplinary projects with engineering students from Electrical and Mechanical concentrations.

    Tigertron – Take the lead in continuing the ongoing design of this intelligent ground vehicle.

    Autonomous Vehicle Safety Program – Participate in Olivet’s new research program focused on developing next generation vehicle informatics systems to enable automated impact avoidance.


    If you are a person who:

    • adapts easily to changing situations and new technology
    • work best when you are working on a computer
    • is a diligent worker who stays with a job until it’s done
    • excels at computer programming and algorithm development
    • picks up computer systems and languages quickly
    • enjoys the sciences and mathematics

    then a career as a computer engineer is for you.

    Possible career fields for Engineering (Computer Engineering concentration) include: automation (working together with electrical and mechanical engineers), software design, design of computing platforms, software development for engineering applications, interfacing of hardware and software, wireless communication, embedded programming, and website/UI development, among many others. 

    Program Information

    Engineering (Computer Engineering concentration) is part of the Department of Engineering within the School of Professional Studies. 

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  • Learn key technical skills desired by employers including: programming; problem solving; creating user interfaces; microcontroller programming, creating tools and tools support; building and administering database management systems.