School and Ranking Information
Though there are no schools located directly in Irving, TX, that award degrees in computer engineering, a few universities can be found in nearby cities such as Dallas and Arlington that have such programs. Based on rankings and total number of degrees awarded in the field of study, the following university is considered a top school in the Irving area for computer engineering programs:
- Winner: The University of Texas at Dallas, located about 15 miles from Irving, TX, confers more degrees in computer engineering than any other postsecondary institution in the area. Students can pursue a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in this subject.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at Dallas|
|Ranking||#145 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $10,864 (in-state); $26,038 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Engineering Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Computer Engineering Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||51**|
|Most Popular Computer Engineering Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (33 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||63%**|
|Noteworthy||Graduate computer engineering programs ranked #63 among national universities (2015)*; undergraduate engineering programs ranked #91 (tie) among national universities (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of Texas at Dallas
- Computer engineering programs combine lecture and lab experiences for hands-on learning
- Co-op and internship programs available to computer engineering students are the largest such programs in the state
- Fast-track program available to bachelor's degree students in computer engineering that allows them to earn credits toward a master's degree
The University of Texas at Dallas is home to more than 21,000 students enrolled in 133 degree programs through seven schools, including the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Management and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. The latter offers a bachelor's, a master's and a doctoral program in computer engineering.
All students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering are required to complete preparatory coursework in subjects like computer science, discrete mathematics, digital systems, differential equations and introductory engineering. Core coursework for the major can include network analysis, electronic devices, digital circuits, electronic circuits, computer architecture, software engineering, data structures and programming languages, as well as two senior design projects.
Students entering the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program are expected to have completed a bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering or an equivalent field of study. This 33 semester-hour program requires the completion of four mandatory courses in operating systems, design, microprocessors and computer architecture. Electives can be chosen from the fields of telecommunications, electrical engineering or computer science. The school offers a thesis or non-thesis option depending on whether or not students are enrolled full-time or part-time, with some exceptions.
Students' original research in the field of computer engineering is the focus of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Engineering program. Students are generally expected to hold a master's degree in computer engineering, although applications from students with a bachelor's degree receive consideration. In addition to coursework, students must complete an oral qualifying exam, a comprehensive exam and a research project, all of which lead to the final dissertation.