B.S. Computer & Electrical Engineering

Apply your analytical skills in the design of new computer-based systems
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
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UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer & Electrical Engineering (CEE) prepares you to work with both computer hardware and software through courses and labs that combine electrical engineering and computer science. The B.S. Computer Engineering 4-year concentrations are:

Computer Engineering Concentration 

  • Embedded Systems, Microcontroller, Microprocessor, FPGA
  • Computer Network, Wireless Communications- 5G Communications
  • Cybersecurity, Machine Learning
  • Game Design

Electrical Engineering Concentration

  • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence
  • Controls, Automation, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
  • Healthcare/Biomedical Instrumentation Design
  • Electronics, Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
Learn how to apply your knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to design hardware and software for electrical engineering systems. / UW-Stout

The Computer and Electrical Engineering program at UW-Stout is ideally suited to help you develop skills that align with the needs of regional and national industries. This program will help you develop computer engineering skills with a strong background in both electrical engineering and computer science. Our curriculum is calculus-based with a solid foundation in mathematics and science, through to practical skills in analysis and design including:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Wireless communication
  • Systems engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Analysis and design of computer systems
  • Design of hardware and software systems that use embedded digital processors

Graduates of the program receive automatic minors in Mathematics and Computer Science but must submit an Add or Change Minor form to the Advisement Center to formally declare a minor on their academic records.

We also offer a Biomedical Instrumentation minor.


Program Overview

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The program includes a strong emphasis on laboratory activities and student engineering design projects. Particular focus is placed on the design of hardware and software for engineering systems that utilize embedded digital processors such as microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors, and personal computers.

Student Projects

The following video showcase provides an in-depth look at the design, and computer and electrical components of CEE student projects. Click on the drop-down menu in the top left-hand corner of the video to watch the seven videos.

Our small class sizes make it possible for professors to work with each one of the students on lab and project design in class. As Wisconsin's only comprehensive polytechnic university, we focus on:

  • Hands-on laboratory activities
  • Engineering design projects
  • Real-world challenges
  • Employment competitiveness
  • Hardware and software development
  • Active learning
  • Comprehensive application ability
  • Innovation abilities

Resources available to you include an outstanding cooperative education program and the Stout Technology Transfer Institute. A part of UW-Stout’s Discovery Center, the STTI is a nationally-recognized center that assists regional businesses in applying innovative technologies to become more competitive. As you progress toward your degree, both of these resources provide valuable opportunities for you to learn through practical, on-the-job experiences while still enrolled at UW-Stout.

"The opportunity to network with future engineers and professors well-established in their fields, combined with the chance to learn industry tools and the hands-on approach, has set me up for success in the field."

--Maximilien McDermott
B.S. Computer & Electrical Engineering

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Student Project Gallery

Our students gain experience working on real-world projects with unique computer and electrical technology.

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Preparing for Computer and Electrical Engineering

As a student in the Computer and Electrical Engineering program, you must have an aptitude for science and mathematics. We encourage you to take as many upper-level math and science courses in high school as possible, including mathematics through algebra and trigonometry, physics, and chemistry. Early development of computer skills is also very helpful.

Objectives & Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer and Electrical Engineering program develops computer engineers who are:

  • in demand by employers
  • recognized for their ability to apply engineering expertise
  • recognized for their leadership and teamwork skills
  • demonstrate an ability to learn and adapt to the changing environment created by societal and technical influences
  • demonstrate continued career growth and professional development 

Student Outcomes

UW-Stout Computer and Electrical Engineering program graduates will possess:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Career Opportunities

As a computer and electrical engineer, you will be uniquely suited to meet the needs of many industries. Ability to tackle both hardware and software issues in a wide range of computer systems provides you with great flexibility in your choice of employment. UW-Stout is located in West Central Wisconsin, and is also very close to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. A large number of companies in the region have a demonstrated need for computer and electrical engineers. 

Typical Job Titles

  • Computer Engineer
  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Embedded software engineer
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Computer software engineer
  • Computer consultant
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Computer design engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Software test engineer

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Program Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Members

KenanBaltaciAssociate ProfessorUW-Stout
ChrisBendelAssociate DeanUW-Stout 
BrandonCedarbladeSoftware EngineerCollins Aerospace
DavidDingDirector, School of EngineeringUW-Stout
AustinElsingerSoftware EngineerDigi-Key Electronics
DanielFreedmanDean, College of STEMMUW-Stout
Mike GernerAccount ManagerNEO Technology Solutions
Robert HarvelandSenior Program ManagerBenchmark Electronics
JacobHillebrandAlumni RepresentativeCEE Alumni
SteveJohnsonSoftware ManagerBenchmark Electronics
ConnorJohnsonCEE StudentUW-Stout
BradleyKaseCEE StudentUW-Stout
RyanLalemanMaintenance ManagerNestle Health Science
JeffLeismerFounder & CEOVibetech, Inc.
Cheng LuiProfessorUW-Stout
SteveMartinMaster TechnologistHewlett Packard Enterprise
TerryMartinSoftware Engineer 
Jason PecorVP, Business DevelopmentSuperion Technology Group, Inc.
DaveRushSoftware EngineerHewlett Packard Enterprise
PaulSchaffnerDirector of Engineering: Test DevelopmentBenchmark Electronics
BlakeSchippElectrical and Automation ManagerNestle Health Science
Wei ShiProgram DirectorUW-Stout
RyanWeinbergerTalent Acquisition SpecialistBenchmark Electronics
YuanXingAssistant ProfessorUW-Stout
HollyYuanProfessor UW-Stout

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