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Computer Engineering

Everything from electronic consumer products to computer hardware needs computer engineers to make it work — there’s job demand everywhere you look.

Computer engineers draw upon mathematics, science and computer science to design computer or microprocessor controlled devices, systems and processes. At York College, we focus on embedded systems, which are customized, standalone systems under computer/microprocessor control. You’ll get to work right away with freshmen year design project — learning by doing is how we approach education.

Our program is led by mentoring faculty with terminal degrees and specialty areas of focus. Upon graduation, you’ll have all the skills, knowledge and experience you need to excel in an entry level engineer position or move on to graduate study in engineering. The Computer Engineering program at York College is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Computer Engineering at York College
Working on computer hardware, embedded control systems, mobile robotics, consumer electronics, software and firmware development are just a few potential career possibilities.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Class of 2021
Welcome to the electrical and computer engineering class of 2021!

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Our graduates work employers such as Distek Integration Inc., the U.S. Army and Lutron Electronics Company; our students are also well prepared for graduate school. Computer engineers have a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from electrical/electronic design work, industrial and manufacturing engineering support, field engineers and engineering consulting. Some career options:
  • Computer hardware
  • Embedded control systems
  • Software and firmware engineering development
  • Mobile robotics
  • Automated manufacturing systems, and more
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Kinsley Engineering Center
Renovated in 2008 with design input from faculty, staff and students, Kinsley Engineering Center houses our entire program. You’ll have 24/7 access, computer access, study nooks, locker space, a canteen area — it’s a second home of sorts for our dedicated students.
Computer Science Lab
Computer Science Labs
Use our visualization lab and the 3-D projection system for your senior design projects. Take advantage of the high-performance Linux cluster in the Software Engineering Lab and its 24 PCs.
York College engineering professors use hands-on learning with professional equipment.
Engineering Labs
We offer seven specialized lab settings: Automation and Robotics; Electronic Instrumentation; Embedded Systems; Signal Processing and Communication; Power Systems and Energy Conversion; Thermodynamics, Fluids and Heat Transfer; and Materials Science and Engineering.
The Kinsley Engineering Center has a full machine technology lab with metal and woodworking equipment
Harry E.Zumbrun Machining Technology Lab
We’ve dedicated 5,500-square feet for industry-standard machines and power tools of all sizes. You’ll get to start using them freshman year, learning shop safety and basic operation. You’ll have access to our weld shop and wood shop, too.
Civil Engineering Center ribbon cutting ceremony
Civil Engineering Center
The Civil Engineering Center opened in 2018. The Center provides engineering students with state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces to gain hands-on, practical experience.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Contact Us
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
David Babcock, Ph.D
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 117A
Phone: 717.815.6442