Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Students interested in Computer Engineering have the best of both worlds: an academic program provided by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering, and the program support of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). To be admitted to the Computer Engineering program, you'll apply through the UNO Undergraduate Admission Application. You will have the unique opportunity to join the Nebraska Engineering community and enjoy the benefits of the nearby UNO campus while studying at The Peter Kiewit Institute.




The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is an ABET accredited degree program offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering at the Peter Kiewit Institute on the Omaha Campus. The undergraduate curriculum emphasizes digital design, microprocessor architecture, microprocessor-based system design, hardware programming, and hardware and software system integration, in addition to core courses in electrical/electronics engineering.


Undergraduate Students Undergraduate Enrollment
(Fall 2013)*
Degrees Awarded
Computer Engineering (Omaha) 99 9
* View more Computer Engineering Program statistics



The Department's Program Educational Objectives are a statement of what its graduates are doing or are capable of doing three to five years after graduation. The students in the computer engineering program receive a strong foundation in engineering science and design that will enable them to pursue productive careers in not only the computer engineering field, but can also be used as the foundation for careers in other areas such as business, management, and medicine. Typical industries in which the computer engineering graduate would be employed could include microprocessor/embedded system design, digital design, hardware/software integration, and computer architecture and parallel processing.

The Program Educational Objectives for the Computer Engineering program are that our graduates will be:

  • Employed in industry, academia or government
  • Successful engineers who develop innovative solutions for hardware and software design and construction of embedded systems, computer systems and other applications of modern computer engineering.
  • Functioning on teams, exhibiting leadership, and making effective contributions to the benefit of their workplace and community
  • Engaging in postgraduate education or pursuing professional development for continuously renewing and expanding their knowledge base
  • Performing engineering practice in context that reflects awareness of the ethics of their profession, and of the impacts of their work on the profession and society at large.



  • Learning and mentoring communities help freshmen transition into college and succeed in engineering
  • Walter Scott Jr. and other lucrative scholarships
  • Small class sizes, allowing easy access to teaching faculty for help and advisement
  • Relevant curriculum with emphasis on comprehension through laboratory experience
  • TekBot® and CEENBoT robotic learning platforms link classroom lectures with engineering applications
  • Opportunities for internships and employment at the adjacent Scott Technology Center and other businesses and industries in the metropolitan area. Because of the urban environment in which the program is located, students readily find part-time employment opportunities to aid in financing their education.
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities through design courses, on-site technology transfer and start-up assistance



  • New, state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building
  • Up-to-date laboratories with new furnishings and equipment
  • Residence halls located adjacent to the Peter Kiewit Institute, with priority assignments for engineering and information technology students
  • Convenient access to supporting course work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus
  • Optical communications laboratory
  • Telecommunications laboratory



  • Exhibit ability to maintain consistent effort in a challenging academic program
  • Exhibit ability to function as an effective member of creative student teams
  • Actively participate in student professional organizations
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain in good standing in the college



In addition to University requirements students must meet the following College requirements:

  • 4 years of high school math, including:
    • 2 years of algebra
    • 1 year of geometry
    • 1 year of trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus
  • 3 years of natural science, including:
    • 1 year of physics
    • 1 year of chemistry
  • ACT composite of 24 or higher or SAT total score (Critical Reading and Math only) of 1110 or higher.*
    • * If the minimum admission has not been met, a student still may be admitted based on an individual review of his/her application.

>> View a sample program of study for Computer Engineering.


Learn more: What is Computer Engineering?

Notice: CEEN is now offering a dual-degree program in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. For more information, please contact the CEEN Department at (402) 554-2288.



Undergraduate program, contact:

Roger Sash
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Computer & Electronics Engineering
201E PKI
Omaha, NE 68182-0572
(402) 554-2288