The Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering degree program provides students with a solid background in electrical and computer-based-hardware design. Computer engineers design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and maintenance of embedded computer hardware and software. As such, the computer engineer is part electrical engineer and part computer scientist. Embedded computer systems include applications in the automotive, communications, radio and television, consumer electronics, aircraft, robotics, and health-care industries. In addition, computer engineers design, develop, test, manufacture, and maintain complex systems including digital communications systems such as cell phone networks, computer networks such as the Internet, and system-level software such as operating systems and applications software.
The computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose.