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Computer Engineering degree program begins at Lewis

Computer Engineering degree program begins at Lewis University

Published: November 12, 2013.

Lewis University will begin offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering in Fall 2014. Students in the new program will design and develop integrated hardware systems that push the boundaries of physics. The program focuses on computing in all forms, from microprocessors to embedded computing devices to laptop and desktop systems to supercomputers.

“Much like Computer Engineering is a marriage of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, this program marries Lewis University’s expertise in computing with clear market demands,“ explained Dr. Ray Klump, chair of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Lewis’ nationally recognized and long-established Computer Science program will provide a solid foundation for the new program, which has a very positive job outlook. Forbe’s Magazine listed Computer Engineering as the No. 2 highest starting average salary for Class of 2013, averaging $70,300 for new graduates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that Computer Science and Computer Engineering will see nearly 300,000 new jobs by 2020.

The interdisciplinary curriculum combines math, computer science, physics and electrical engineering to teach students how microprocessors function, are designed, and can be optimized; how integrated systems of electrical components can be wired to process data and instructions; and how software is written to run optimally on specific hardware platforms. Students will also learn to develop the next generation of computing devices.

Lewis University also offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as minors in Computer Science and in Cyber Security Science. It also co-manages a Master of Science in Information Security, which includes an innovative fast-track program in Computer Science that enables students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. In addition to receiving personal attention from experienced faculty and learning in an attractive and modern facility, Computer Science students receive plenty of real-world experience, working on service projects for non-profits and taking advantage of numerous internship opportunities. Students acquire both the technical skills and the team-oriented problem-solving strategies necessary for a successful career, through a cutting-edge curriculum and integrated learning opportunities.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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