Computer engineers develop designs based on computer hardware and complex digital logic devices, aimed for use in computation, communication, entertainment, information processing, and artificial intelligence. Career fields for computer engineers include computer-aided manufacturing, hardware design, software design, and integrated circuit design.

At  the University of Massachusetts Amherst, our award-winning faculty conduct wide-ranging research that falls into the following areas of computer engineering:

  • artificial intelligence engineering
  • data engineering
  • networked systems
  • embedded systems
  • quantum processors 
  • security engineering

The Graduate Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers both MS and PhD degrees. Students who pursue these degrees are usually involved in ongoing research projects with ECE faculty.