Computer Engineering Program

Designing computer chips. Developing faster algorithms. Improving computer logic and circuit design. The Computer Engineering program is where the study of hardware and software interfaces come together. Join us to develop your interests at the juncture of electrical engineering and computer science, and learn how to design, create, and test software, hardware, and system designs for applications in business, industry, and government.

Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University
500 West 120th Street
1300 S. W. Mudd Building, Mail Code 4712
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-3105
Fax: (212) 932-9421
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University
500 West 120 Street
Room 450, Mail Code 0401
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 939-7000
Fax: (212) 666-0140
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Program Overview

The Computer Engineering program combines key aspects of electrical engineering and computer science. In pursuit of an undergraduate BS or Master of Science degree, students learn the fundamentals of circuits, systems, and software associated with the design of programmable systems as used for general purpose computing, communications, control, or signal processing. Because of their broad skills in both hardware and software, students in computer engineering are in high demand for employment after graduation. Computer engineering students are also positioned to pursue graduate programs in either computer science or electrical engineering.


Our program is making advances in solving the complex technological problems of today and tomorrow. We collaborate in diverse areas including computer architecture, hardware security, networks, and distributed embedded systems. For a full list of recent research, please visit the program research page.


Our faculty members are known for adding depth and perspective to scholarship and for their commitment to delivering a strong education and student experience. For a full list of faculty members, please visit the program faculty page.