Computer Engineering

Computer engineering - a blend of electronic engineering and computer science is focused on the design, development and use of computers to control devices, equipment and processes.

Computer engineers design critical electronic components and equipment, such as circuit boards, sensors, routers and microprocessors. But their capabilities stretch far beyond this. They also have the knowledge and skills to develop technologies in: coding and cryptography; visual sensing; robotics; and automation.

Computer engineering

You can major in Computer Engineering in our:

A major enables you to specialise by completing a series of courses within your degree in an area of interest. Through our Computer Engineering major you’ll learn how to design, develop and use computers to control all kinds of devices, equipment and processes, including robots, automated infrastructure and autonomous devices.

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Careers in computer engineering

A computer engineering qualification will equip you to pursue exciting opportunities in industrial automation, logistics and e-commerce, whether as a hardware design, network, systems or software engineer. Your skills will be in high demand from numerous industries, including:

  • SaaS (software as a service)
  • professional services
  • IT and defence consulting
  • computer software and hardware.

Set on engineering but don’t meet the entry requirements?

We want to ensure everyone with a passion for engineering can pursue it. If you don’t have the prerequisites to directly enter an engineering degree, but attained a Selection Rank of 70 or above and completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or equivalent), consider our engineering pathway program. Successful completion will guarantee you a place in your preferred Adelaide engineering degree. Find out more about the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Engineering Pathway.