Computer engineering program

Art Wynans, a UVic alumnus and co-op employer, speaks about his position as Manager of New Project Development at Schneider Electric and how he uses his degree in Computer Engineering.

An engineer is a person who applies their knowledge of science to design and create things that are safe, reliable and practical. Computer engineers focus their skills on computer systems, especially the hardware components of those systems. Computer engineering grew out of the fields of electrical engineering and computer science, so computer engineers also have a strong background in software design, especially in the ways that software and hardware interact. Computer engineers must also understand the interface between different pieces of hardware, and how computer systems integrate into the larger picture. Many of today’s state-of-the-art products communicate with computers or incorporate computer capabilities. Computer engineers are vital to the design and creation of these products.

Specializations

  • Communications
  • Computational intelligence
  • Computer systems
  • Digital and embedded systems
  • Digital signal processing
  • Electrical energy systems
  • Electromagnetics and photonics
  • Electronics
  • Mechatronics
  • Networks, security and privacy