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Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Study the interactions between software and hardware in computer systems. Develop your skills in software design. Learn how computer systems integrate with the larger world.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required

Areas of focus

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


  • Circuit designer
  • Design validator
  • Hardware engineer
  • System designer
  • System integration engineer

Sample courses

  • Digital Design - ECE 241
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture - ECE 255
  • Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering Design - ECE 299
  • Microprocessor-Based Systems - ECE 355
  • Engineering System Software - ECE 356


Apply to the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

If you're a high school student, you will declare Computer Engineering as your program after one year of full-time study.

If you're a transfer student, select Computer Engineering as your preferred program when you submit your application to UVic.

If you have a technology diploma in computer, electrical or electronics engineering (or a related discipline), Camosun College offers a one-year Engineering Bridge program that will enable you to enter third-year engineering studies at UVic. Consult with UVic's Engineering Advisor ( for more information.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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Program planning

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