Kennesaw State launches computer engineering degree program
New bachelor’s degree established to meet technology changes and growing industry needs
KENNESAW, Ga. (May 22, 2017) — To meet the shifting demands in the technology marketplace, Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has launched a new bachelor’s degree program in computer engineering.
Computer engineering integrates several areas of electrical engineering and computer science to develop computer hardware, software, systems and applications. Kennesaw State’s program, which begins fall 2017, is designed to align to rampant technology changes, modern industry needs and the growing job market.
“This is a great opportunity for Kennesaw State to latch on the growth curve and best position our future graduates,” said Hai Ho, associate professor and chair of the Computer Engineering department. “Anticipating what lies ahead, we need to keep up with advanced technology, be rigorous with our curriculum and meet the demands of industry.”
The computer engineering curriculum includes embedded system development, controls and communications, electronics, sensors/actuators, the Internet of Things, software, and systems integration. This undergraduate program will prepare students with a diverse skillset to design and implement the “brains” of physical computer systems.
Computer engineers are in high demand and have a median salary of $115,080, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The College anticipates producing its first wave of graduates in spring 2019.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.