Hours Required126 credit hours
Areas of FocusEmbedded Systems and Robotics, VLSI Design, Signal Processing and Communications, High-Performance Computing
The Nebraska Difference
Study and combine computer science with engineering principles
100% placement rate for new graduates seeking work
80% of graduates get first job offers before graduation
Comprehensive Education in Lincoln and Omaha
The computer engineering program offers a complete undergraduate curriculum with a broad range of specialized courses in Lincoln and Omaha, preparing you for immediate entry into the profession or further graduate studies.
You will be invited and encouraged to participate in faculty-supervised research supported by grants and the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program.
Prime Silicon Prairie Location
The university is within walking distance of dozens of local tech startups and thriving companies. You won’t have to look far to land a great internship or a first job.
Computer Science I: Systems Engineering Focus (CSCE 155E)
Introduction to problem solving with computers. Topics include problem solving methods, software development principles, computer programming and computing in society.
Computer Science II (CSCE 156)
Data structures, including linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees; algorithms, including searching, sorting, and recursion; programming language topics, including object-oriented programming; pointers, references and more.
Introduction to Discrete Structures (CSCE 235)
Survey of elementary discrete mathematics.
Unix Programming Environment (CSCE 251)
Introduction to the Unix operating system, file system, tools and utilities, and shell programming.
Digital Logic Design (CSCE 335)
Combinational and sequential logic circuits. MSI chips, programmable logic devices (PAL, ROM, PLA) used to design combinational and sequential circuits. Hardware design experience.
Embedded Systems (CSCE 336)
Introduction to designing, interfacing, configuring, and programming embedded systems.
Huskers Do Big Things
Outside the Classroom
At Nebraska, you’ll have many opportunities to discover your academic community and stretch your strengths.
Jeff Falkinburg, Assistant Professor of Practice
Jeff Falkinburg is a retired U.S. Air Force major who has taught Air Force ROTC leadership courses at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and spent three years as an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has been a Senior Design lead since 2019, and now serves as a faculty sponsor to expand the Husker Scope and Husker STEM VR capstone projects.
Academics & Experiential Learning
- Combine computing concepts with technical hardware skills in hands-on coursework that teaches you how to build, program, test and operate physical computing systems.
- You will be in many of the same courses as computer science majors while taking electrical engineering courses.
- If you need help finding an internship, preparing for an interview or enhancing your resume, college career advisors are available to offer guidance and answer questions.
- The School of Computing hosts career events throughout the school year to introduce students to hiring employers seeking their skills. Explore opportunities at the University Career Fair, on Visiting Employer days.
- Join one of our computing-focused student organizations to learn new skills and connect with students who share your interests.
- Visit our Student Resource Center, a community hub where students can study and socialize with fellow majors.