Why Study Computer Engineering?
Computer engineering is re-shaping our world. Advances in hardware, coupled with powerful software, a new generation of algorithms, and an ever-expanding list of applications, are changing how we live, work, and have fun. Computer engineering is the reason why our smart phones are getting smarter, manufacturing is becoming more efficient, and virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence are gaining momentum. As a computer engineer, you can specialize in computer architecture, embedded systems, computer networking, software engineering, virtual reality, or intelligent systems. So if you want to be part of something big, think about studying computer engineering.
Why study computer engineering at Purdue Northwest?
- Purdue University Northwest is part of the world renowned Purdue system.
- The engineering programs at Purdue Northwest are ranked 35th in the nation among master’s comprehensive universities by US News and World Report.
- PNW engineering programs are ABET accredited.
- Active engineering student organizations and national competitions
- Class sizes are small, labs are state of the art, and all electrical and computer engineering faculty have PhD’s in their area of instruction.
- Opportunity to earn baccalaureate and master’s engineering degrees within five years
- In addition to extensive technical skills, students learn project management and written and oral communication skills essential for the engineering profession.
- The undergraduate engineering programs culminate in a two semester team based capstone senior-design project.
- Our graduates are sought after by a wide range of industries, follow a variety of exciting career paths, and are offered very competitive starting salaries.
PNW Computer Engineering students are in demand, not only for their deep appreciation and comprehension of the principles of engineering analysis and design—but also for their project management, technical, and communication skills. They make us #PNWEngineeringProud.
Dr. Quamar Niyaz joined the ECE department at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) as an assistant professor in Fall 2017. He earned his BS in Computer Engineering and MS in Computer Science and Engineering at Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2009 and 2013, respectively. Subsequently, He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toledo, Ohio in August 2017. His academic interests include cybersecurity, computer networks, network virtualization, and applied machine learning. Currently, he is focusing on the development of intrusion detection systems, educational testbeds for cybersecurity education, and malware detection systems for smartphones with the adoption of emerging industrial technologies and concepts such as software-defined networking (SDN) and deep learning. At PNW, Dr. Niyaz enjoys teaching network security, computer communication networks, software engineering design, and programming. He shows dedication and commitment towards students’ learning. He strongly believes in hands-on and experiential-based learning and employs innovative techniques to help his students feel personally connected to their learning.
Areas of Study
The Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
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Direct admission to the BS in Computer Engineering program requires consideration of standardized test scores and performance in mathematics additional to general University admissions requirements. Interested students who are not directly admissible to Computer Engineering may be admitted to a general admission program in which they can prepare for acceptance into the Computer Engineering program in the School of Engineering.
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