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Concentrations & Minors

Are you interested in expanding your engineering expertise?  Maybe you're interested in the intricacies of materials, or combining your technical knowledge with business savvy.  If so, then one of our concentrations or specialty minors is for you.

Concentrations

The Computer Engineering Concentration is designed to provide special training in the analysis and design of both the hardware and software aspects of computers and computer-based systems. Some of the areas of study that are covered in this concentration are: computer architecture and hardware design, computer networks and communications, interfacing, operating systems, and data structures. Graduates of the Computer Engineering concentration are able to handle a host of real-world technical problems of interdisciplinary nature. They find ready employment in the computer and information technology industries especially in developing integrated systems and total solutions. Employment opportunities can range from research and development to design, manufacturing and marketing. They also find that they have excellent opportunities for employment in heavy industries such as the oil, power, utilities, and auto industries where automation and computer-controlled operations are used to increase productivity, efficiency, and accuracy while reducing operating costs.

The Power and Sustainable Energy Concentration mainly focuses on electric energy conversion and integration which can be studied from different aspects such as renewable energies, smart grids, electric vehicles and power system operation and control. Emerging new trends in grid modernization and developing sustainable energies have increased the demand for experts nationwide in fields related to energy technologies. Energy modernization plans are highly interdisciplinary and require a solid background of Math, Engineering and Science. A sustainable and adaptive pathway provides our students with necessary engineering skills and knowledge to provide solutions in the area of clean energy technologies. Appropriate training and adequate preparation for workforce implementation are also imperative to the successful integration of our graduates.

Minors

Each of the five minors requires a minimum of 18 hours in specialized area, which you complete during your undergraduate program. The specialty minors are:

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Pre-MBA

Learn more about the specialty minors and the courses for each.