Design and develop integrated hardware systems that push the very boundaries of physics.

The Lewis University program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


From microprocessors to embedded computing devices, laptops to supercomputers, as a Computer Engineering degree student at Lewis, you will gain the expertise necessary to help invent the next generation of computing. lists average starting salary for computer engineering graduates as $72,900.

Lewis' state-of-the-art undergraduate lab resources and supportive educational community provide the perfect learning environment to become a successful Computer Engineer. In this interdisciplinary curriculum that combines math, computer science, physics and electrical engineering, you will become an expert in:

  • How microprocessors function, are designed and are optimized
  • How integrated systems of electrical components are designed and how data is communicated among them to process instructions
  • How software is written, compiled and optimized for specific hardware platforms
  • The boundaries of physics and how to push them in order to develop the next generation of computing devices

ABET student Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Excel in a career that utilizes their undergraduate computer engineering education.
  2. Demonstrate ethical and professional integrity in their professional and personal interactions.
  3. Keep up-to-date with rapidly evolving technologies related to computing and/or engineering and continually pursue professional development.
  4. Informed by their liberal arts education, seek and pursue opportunities to identify, understand, and address challenges in a broad range of disciplines.
  5. Be distinguished as creative developers of innovative solutions in their professional roles.

Why Lewis?

  • Unlike larger schools, at Lewis you're in the lab from day one - working shoulder-to-shoulder alongside faculty mentors
  • Brand new Science Center houses some of the most impressive undergraduate lab resources in the region
  • Fantastic internship programs with leading area employers
  • High-impact research opportunities

Computer Engineering or Computer Science?

Computer Engineers specialize more in designing and building computer hardware, and Computer Scientists focus more on designing and building computer software. The two work together to implement optimized and cyber-secure computing and communication systems that power all aspects of modern life. They are complementary pursuits, and Computer Engineers and Computer Scientists at Lewis will work together very closely to create cutting-edge and secure computing systems.


Computer Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Enrolled Graduated
2022-2023 19 1
2021-2022 21 4
2020-2021 25 6
2019-2020 25 7
2018-2019 29 5
2017-2018 28 3
2016-2017 23 0
2015-2016 14 0
2014-2015 7 0

Contact if you have questions regarding the Computer Engineering program.

For more information contact the Office of Admission at or call (815)836-5250.

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