Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

6-7 years
Credit Hours:

Research and create innovative technology solutions with electrical engineering and computer science skills you develop in UNT's grad track program.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering provides a high-quality education by balancing the theoretical and experimental aspects of hardware and software issues. The degree provides excellent job prospects in the engineering and technology sectors. Students in the Computer Science and Engineering doctoral program have the opportunity to dive deeper into artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, software engineering, natural language processing and other research areas that contribute to the community and global needs. The skills developed in this program give students the ability to create a real-world impact within their community. The grad track program allows students to take advanced classes while they work on completing their bachelor's degree, which can save them

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Why Earn a combined degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering provides an educational program that is high quality, academically challenging and career-enriching by maintaining a balance between theoretical and experimental aspects of computer engineering, as well as a core competency in the fundamental aspects of an engineering-oriented paradigm.

The degree further seeks to provide curricula that serve the citizens and industrial organizations in the United States and Texas in general and those in North Texas in particular.

The bachelor of science in Computer Engineering has been ABET-accredited since 2006 and educates students about engineering computer software to interact with computer systems and hardware components.

The department facilitates a collegial atmosphere that is conducive to the intellectual and scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students. The department strongly encourages interdisciplinary research.

The program of study for the doctoral degree with a major in computer science and engineering includes formal course work, independent study and research. The purpose of the degree is to produce a professional capable of directing and conducting research within the discipline of computer science and engineering.

You'll be able to work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers.

Faculty research is supported through grants from federal and state institutions and private industry, including the:

  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas State Energy Conservation Office
  • U.S. Department of Education

The department offers comprehensive research that focuses on:

  • Algorithms and Computational Science
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Databases and Data Mining
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software
Marketable Skills
  • Analyze the complexity of an algorithm
  • Use digital logic in circuit design
  • Compare merits of computer architectures
  • Teamwork
  • Learn a programming language
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Advanced critical thinking
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Software development
  • Advanced oral and written communication

Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Combined Degrees Highlights

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in computer engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.
Research lab space includes space for the Centers for Information and Cybersecurity, and Net-Centric Software, as well as 13 research labs dedicated to faculty and student research.
The Center for Information and Cyber Security (CICS) has helped UNT earn the designation of Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Center for Academic Excellence in Research from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security for its computer and information security program. This designation places UNT among the top institutions in the country in the field of computer security.
Current research interests of the faculty include theoretical computer science, databases, visualization, game programming, wired and wireless networks, computer security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer systems architecture, agent based systems, collaborative learning, parallel and distributed processing, and numerical analysis.
Our Living Learning Community brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
Students are given access to a group of hosted virtual machines running Ubuntu Linux which provide general-purpose computing via remote SSH connectivity. An Apache web server and a MySQL database server are also made available as part of this environment.

What Can You Do With A Combined Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering?

Possible career fields include:

  • Computer programming and app development
  • Digital information processing
  • Game programming
  • Hardware and software design
  • Information systems management

Graduates with practical experience are expected to have favorable job prospects. This is a result of rapid growth in computer systems design and related services and the limited supply of qualified individuals.

Computer scientists and engineers also enjoy some of the highest starting salaries of any engineering profession.

Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Combined Degree Course You Could Take

Electronics I (Devices and Materials) (3 hrs)
Introduction to contemporary electronic devices, terminal characteristics of active semiconductor devices, and models of the BJT and MOSFET in cutoff and saturation region are introduced. Incremental and DC models of junction diodes, bipolar transistors (BJTs), and metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) are studied to design single and multistage amplifiers.
Communications Systems (3 hrs)
Introduction to the concepts of analysis and design of communication system components using signal analysis techniques. Amplitude and angle modulation for the transmission of continuous-time signals. Introduction to analog and digital filter design and analysis.
Advanced Topics in Cryptography (3 hrs)
Graduate students learn the theory of cryptography and recent developments in cryptography. Cryptography is concerned with the construction of schemes that should maintain a desired functionality, even under malicious attempts aimed at making them deviate from it. Students learn foundations for cryptographic algorithms and the paradigms, approaches and techniques used to conceptualize, define and provide solutions to national security concerns.
Advanced Topics in Operating Systems (3 hrs)
Current research issues and advanced topics involving both the principles and pragmatics of operating systems specification, design and implementation.
Advanced Topics in Computer Architecture (3 hrs)
Current research topics in computer system architecture, including research on multicore processors, memory systems, interconnection networks, energy-efficient systems, and runtime systems.
Foundations of Computing (3 hrs)
Conceptual and formal models, efficiency and levels of abstraction as used in the field of computing, big-Oh notation, combinatorics and conditional probability, basic operations of sets, functions, relations, trees and graphs, regular expressions, deterministic finite automata and non-deterministic finite automata to describe patterns in strings.

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