Fairleigh Dickinson University's new Master of Science in Computer Engineering is designed to train and educate students to work as computer engineers who understand the design tradeoff and the interdependency between hardware and software in computers, computer-based systems, computer communications and computer networks. Computer-based systems are widely used in data acquisition, signal processing and conditioning, instrumentation, communications, control, automation and manufacturing. The curriculum provides students with design skills, theoretical concepts and a solid foundation in both hardware and software design in an integrated manner, as well as competency in advanced computer technology. The program emphasizes practical applications of computer engineering.
An FDU education means more than just classroom studies. Students are encouraged to work with faculty on research through independent studies or thesis.
Possible research areas for computer engineering students are:
Digital System and Microprocessor Design
Computer Networks and Communications
Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Intelligence
Image Compression and Processing
Adaptive Noise Cancellation and Channel and Echo Equalization
Wireless Communications and Smart Antennas
Fault Tolerant Computing
Career Opportunities: Computer engineering is one of the newest and most popular engineering fields. It evolved from electrical engineering into a separate discipline because of the enormous demand for engineers with specialized knowledge in computer technology. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that computer engineering will continue to experience rapid occupational growth.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.