Computer Systems Engineering

College of Engineering



The Computer Systems Engineering major at the University of Georgia emphasizes the application of engineering concepts, techniques, and methods to the development of systems founded in hardware-software integration.  Unlike the traditional focus of computer engineering, computer system engineers will have a greater understanding of computer software development and how to use computers to automate, monitor, and control various systems.

The curriculum is designed to build competence in multiple computer systems concepts: the human dimension of engineering activities; reality of the global market; analysis of technical problems; management of resources including science, math, and technology; machine-to-machine and machine-to-human interfaces; abstract problems; various operating systems; applied and theoretical technology; computer language and software; a systems approach to problem-solving; team orientation; and the design process.  Students develop quantitative skills to measure, estimate, model, and simulate solutions to engineering problems.  Problem-solving skills in telecommunication, software engineering, decision support, and real-time systems are also developed.  Faculty-student experiences enable both to better serve society.

Graduates of the Computer Systems Engineering program will be prepared for careers in telecommunications, computer-human interactions (e.g. speech recognition), decision-making (e.g. financial and health care industries), and networking, where the engineer is needed to increase the efficiency and overall effectiveness of computer systems.