B.S. Computer & Electrical Engineering

Apply your analytical skills in the design of new computer-based systems
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Careers & Salaries Career Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

Engineer Your Future.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer & Electrical Engineering (CEE) program is designed to propel you into the future of technology. This program uniquely blends the disciplines of computer hardware and software, grounded in the principles of electrical engineering and computer science. Through a combination of innovative courses and state-of-the-art laboratories, you will gain hands-on experience from day one.  

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering is an Abet Accredited Program

UW-Stout’s Computer and Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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100% of Graduates Are Employed or Continuing Education.

Learn how to apply your knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to design hardware and software for electrical engineering systems. / UW-Stout

Career-Defining Curriculum

The Computer and Electrical Engineering program at UW-Stout is expertly developed to equip you with skills that meet the demands of both regional and national industries. The program focuses on building robust computer engineering expertise, grounded in the principles of electrical engineering and computer science. Featuring a calculus-based curriculum with a strong emphasis on mathematics and science, it progresses to encompass practical abilities in analysis and design, covering areas such as:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Sensors & Actuators
  • Wireless Communication
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Analysis & Design of Computer Systems
  • Design of Hardware/Software Systems that Use Embedded Digital Processors

Program Overview

View program plans, credit requirements and course descriptions.


Degree Concentrations & Related Minors

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Program graduates automatically fulfill the requirements for minors in Mathematics and Computer Science but must submit an Add or Change Minor form to the Advisement Center to formally declare a minor on their academic records. We also offer minors in Advanced Automation and Biomedical Instrumentation.

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Applied Experiences in Lab-Based Settings.

The program distinctly prioritizes laboratory-based learning and student-led engineering design projects. It concentrates on developing hardware and software design skills for engineering systems that incorporate embedded digital processors, including microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors, and personal computers. 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

Enhance Your Learning with Exclusive Resources.

Resources available to you include an outstanding cooperative education program and the Stout Technology Transfer Institute. The STTI is a nationally-recognized center assisting 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."

--Maximilien McDermott
B.S. Computer & Electrical Engineering

Student Projects & Capstones

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. Or view the student project image gallery.

Preparing for Computer and Electrical Engineering

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.

Objectives & Outcomes

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 

Student Outcomes

UW-Stout Computer and Electrical Engineering program graduates will possess:

  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
Career Opportunities

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

Program Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Members

KenanBaltaciAssociate ProfessorUW-Stout
ChrisBendelAssociate DeanUW-Stout 
BrandonCedarbladeSoftware EngineerCollins Aerospace
DavidDingDirector, School of EngineeringUW-Stout
AustinElsingerSoftware EngineerDigi-Key Electronics
DanielFreedmanDean, College of STEMMUW-Stout
Mike GernerAccount ManagerNEO Technology Solutions
Robert HarvelandSenior Program ManagerBenchmark Electronics
JacobHillebrandAlumni RepresentativeCEE Alumni
SteveJohnsonSoftware ManagerBenchmark Electronics
ConnorJohnsonCEE StudentUW-Stout
BradleyKaseCEE StudentUW-Stout
RyanLalemanMaintenance ManagerNestle Health Science
JeffLeismerFounder & CEOVibetech, Inc.
Cheng LuiProfessorUW-Stout
SteveMartinMaster TechnologistHewlett Packard Enterprise
TerryMartinSoftware Engineer 
Jason PecorVP, Business DevelopmentSuperion Technology Group, Inc.
DaveRushSoftware EngineerHewlett Packard Enterprise
PaulSchaffnerDirector of Engineering: Test DevelopmentBenchmark Electronics
BlakeSchippElectrical and Automation ManagerNestle Health Science
Wei ShiProgram DirectorUW-Stout
RyanWeinbergerTalent Acquisition SpecialistBenchmark Electronics
YuanXingAssistant ProfessorUW-Stout
HollyYuanProfessor UW-Stout

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'It's the people that make it all worth it.'