Computer Engineering Major

Computer Engineering

Why Computer Engineering?

The growing field of Computer Engineering helps develop systems and solutions for the technological industry, fusing hardware and software. You’ll focus on the science and tools behind designing, constructing, implementing and maintaining software and hardware components of modern computing systems in your career and studies.

As a graduate of Computer Engineering, you will be involved in circuit design and development, hardware integration, and system level design integration.

Students in the CENG program may also be interested in studying Biological Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Mechanical Engineering, or select from our other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Computer Engineering co-op is a five-year program, with five work terms, designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Developing Solutions for Tech and Computer Industries

 Design, Implement and Develop Solutions

Our graduates in Computer Engineering become hardware-software experts. You’ll use computer aided-design tools to design, implement and develop processors, hardware accelerators and associated software.

 Choose Your Area of Focus

Choose from elective concentrations in areas of Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Software Design, Computer Communications, Circuit Design and VLSI, Controls and Robotics. In upper years, specialize in one or more streams to customize your career opportunities: electronic design automation, artificial intelligence (AI), embedded systems, and software.

 Application for Modern Computing Systems

Study and apply algorithmic, electronic and digital design principles across all aspects of computers including their design, construction, implementation and software maintenance.

Farhad Rahbarnia
Computers always amazed me: from the evolution of their manufacturing to the logic used to program their internal circuitry. At the School of Engineering in Guelph, I was able to explore different topics related to computers - both as a system and the internal architectures!  As a co-op student, I had a chance to explore a variety of career paths such as network systems, software development, robotics programming and even assisted with image processing research.

Farhad Rahbarnia
Computer Engineering
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Headshot of Bawneet Singh with gryphon in background.
Hello, I’m Bawneet and I am from India. What drew me to Guelph was the entrance scholarship I received as well as the extracurricular opportunities available here which I am now very involved in. I am a social media ambassador, a residence assistant, and earned the role of Vice President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Guelph branch. I have an upcoming co-op work experience as an IT technician which will allow me to apply my skills in Computer Engineering. Overall, my experience at the University of Guelph has been extremely positive, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering studying engineering abroad.

Bawneet Singh

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