UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering (CEE) prepares you to work with both computer hardware and software through courses and labs that combine electrical engineering and computer science. The B.S. Computer Engineering 4-year concentrations are:
Computer Engineering Concentration
- Embedded Systems, Microcontroller, Microprocessor, FPGA
- Computer Network, Wireless Communications- 5G Communications
- Cybersecurity, Machine Learning
- Game Design
Electrical Engineering Concentration
- Robotics, Artificial Intelligence
- Controls, Automation, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
- Healthcare/Biomedical Instrumentation Design
- Electronics, Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
The Computer and Electrical Engineering program at UW-Stout is ideally suited to help you develop skills that align with the needs of regional and national industries. This program will help you develop computer engineering skills with a strong background in both electrical engineering and computer science. Our curriculum is calculus-based with a solid foundation in mathematics and science, through to practical skills in analysis and design including:
- Electrical engineering
- Sensors and actuators
- Wireless communication
- Systems engineering
- Analysis and design of computer systems
- Design of hardware and software systems that use embedded digital processors
Graduates of the program receive automatic minors in Mathematics and Computer Science.
- Computer engineering graduates receive automatic minors in Math and Computer Science.
- Electrical graduates receive automatic minor in Math.
- Electrical graduates receive a Computer Science minor with 3 additional classes.
We also offer a Biomedical Instrumentation minor.
The program includes a strong emphasis on laboratory activities and student engineering design projects. Particular focus is placed on the design of hardware and software for engineering systems that utilize embedded digital processors such as microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors, and personal computers.
The following video showcase provides an in-depth look at the design, and computer and electrical components of CEE student projects. Click on the drop-down menu in the top left-hand corner of the video to watch the seven videos.
Our small class sizes make it possible for professors to work with each one of the students on lab and project design in class. As Wisconsin's only comprehensive polytechnic university, we focus on:
- Hands-on laboratory activities
- Engineering design projects
- Real-world challenges
- Employment competitiveness
- Hardware and software development
- Active learning
- Comprehensive application ability
- Innovation abilities
Resources available to you include an outstanding cooperative education program and the Stout Technology Transfer Institute. A part of UW-Stout’s Discovery Center, the STTI is a nationally-recognized center that assists regional businesses in applying innovative technologies to become more competitive. As you progress toward your degree, both of these resources provide valuable opportunities for you to learn through practical, on-the-job experiences while still enrolled at UW-Stout.
"The opportunity to network with future engineers and professors well-established in their fields, combined with the chance to learn industry tools and the hands-on approach, has set me up for success in the field."
B.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering
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Student Project Gallery
Our students gain experience working on real-world projects with unique computer and electrical technology.
As a student in the Computer and Electrical Engineering program, you must have an aptitude for science and mathematics. We encourage you to take as many upper-level math and science courses in high school as possible, including mathematics through algebra and trigonometry, physics, and chemistry. Early development of computer skills is also very helpful.
Program Educational Objectives
The Computer and Electrical Engineering program develops computer engineers who are:
- in demand by employers
- recognized for their ability to apply engineering expertise
- recognized for their leadership and teamwork skills
- demonstrate an ability to learn and adapt to the changing environment created by societal and technical influences
- demonstrate continued career growth and professional development
UW-Stout Computer and Electrical Engineering program graduates will possess:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
As a computer and electrical engineer, you will be uniquely suited to meet the needs of many industries. Ability to tackle both hardware and software issues in a wide range of computer systems provides you with great flexibility in your choice of employment. UW-Stout is located in West Central Wisconsin, and is also very close to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. A large number of companies in the region have a demonstrated need for computer and electrical engineers.
Typical Job Titles
- Computer Engineer
- Embedded systems engineer
- Embedded software engineer
- Computer hardware engineer
- Computer software engineer
- Computer consultant
- Computer systems engineer
- Computer design engineer
- Design and development engineer
- Software test engineer
Computer and Electrical Engineering Internet Career Resources
- Occupational Outlook Handbook »
Bureau of Labor Statistics Section on Engineering includes information on Computer Hardware Engineers and Computer (software) Engineers. Graduates of UW-Stout's program will have the flexibility to choose careers in both categories.
Program Advisory Committee Members
|Kenan||Baltaci||Associate Professor||UW-Stout, Eng. and Tech. Dept.|
|Chris||Bendel||Associate Dean||UW-Stout STEMM|
|Brandon||Cedarblade||Software Engineer||Collins Aerospace|
|David||Ding||Director, School of Engineering||UW-Stout|
|Austin||Elsinger||Software Engineer||Digi-Key Electronics|
|Mike||Gerner||Account Manager||NEO Technology Solutions|
|Robert||Harveland||Senior Program Manager||Benchmark Electronics|
|Jacob||Hillebrand||Alumni Representative||CEE Alumni|
|Steve||Johnson||Software Manager||Benchmark Electronics|
|Ryan||Laleman||Maintenance Manager||Nestle Health Science|
|Jeff||Leismer||Founder & CEO||Vibetech, Inc.|
|Cheng||Lui||Professor||UW-Stout, Eng. and Tech. Dept.|
|Steve||Martin||Master Technologist||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Terry||Martin||Software Engineer||Milwaukee Electronics|
|Jason||Pecor||VP, Business Development||Superion Technology Group, Inc.|
|Dave||Rush||Software Engineer||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Paul||Schaffner||Director of Engineering: Test Development||Benchmark Electronics|
|Blake||Schipp||Electrical and Automation Manager||Nestle Health Science|
|Wei||Shi||Program Director||UW-Stout, Eng. and Tech. Dept.|
|Ahmet||Turkmen||Professor||UW-Stout Eng. And Tech Dept.|
|Ryan||Weinberger||Talent Acquisition Specialist||Benchmark Electronics|
|Yuan||Assistant Professor||UW-Stout, Eng. and Tech. Dept.|
|Holly||Yuan||Professor||UW-Stout - Computer Networking & Information Tech|