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What college can i get into that studies computer engineering?

Hi i am Kelsy i love computers and want to major in tht but i feel like there is more to it.

Thank you comment icon Hi Kelsy- Your school guidance counselor / academic advisor can be a great resource to help with required courses etc. Depending on where you live and your age, there may be some excellent preparation courses at local community colleges. This could also help you determine if computer engineering is a fit for you. Good luck! Karen Murray

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Mickael’s Answer

Hi Kelsy

There are many schools that offer degree in computer science or computer engineering. Maths will be the main subject with some critical thinking, problem solving, and automation mind. Even in the electric parts of it, it will be needed.
for both algebra and calculus will be part of your curriculum.
For the electric part, mostly electronics and electricity, but also materials and electromagnetism
For the software part, critical thinking will be needed.

Most companies will require a Bachelor's degree. So start with that. You can go further, to master degree or PhD., but not less than a bachelor.
You can search schools that propose these and per Michael Torio's comment, consider that off-state tuitions are usually higher than in-state.

I would start discussing with your school counselor and also searches on the web.

All the best in your search!
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Michael’s Answer

Hi Kelsy:

While in high school, one will need to focus on science and math classes to prepare for a career in Computer Engineering. Physics and chemistry will be the core science courses. For math, algebra, statistics and calculus will be needed. Other classes to take will be computer science and applied technology. The combination of these concentrations will enable you to focus and refine your analytical skills; complex problem solving; investigative and innovative critical thinking; attention to detail and observation skills; etc.

Other skills that will need to be built upon center around team building, team work and communication. In any work culture, collaboration amongst team members, partner departments and clients occur on a daily basis. A college course in public speaking, communications and English will help with one's communication and writing skills since analysis reports are generated and findings are presented to colleagues and other professionals who deal with Computer Engineering. Another recommendation is to seek the advice from your high school guidance counselor and teachers. They can help guide your educational pathway for Computer Engineering.

According to U.S. News & World Report, here is a link to the Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Engineering:

- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Stanford University
- University of California (Berkeley)
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
- University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
- Cornell University
- University of Texas (Austin)
- Princeton University

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-engineering-schools/computer-engineering-rankings

When reviewing colleges and universities, it is best to check the following:

- In-State vs Out of State Tuition
- Internships
- Scholarships
- Career Placement upon graduation
- Course work and offered classes
- Post-Graduate Degrees - Master and Doctoral

Scholarship applications can start to be submitted during your Junior year and will continue throughout your Senior year in high school. It is best to ask your Academic Advisor/School Counselor on the timeline process as well. Scholarship applications will have specific deadlines and requirements to meet in order to be submitted for review and consideration.

You may want to start to compile your resume/portfolio since a majority of scholarship applications will require academic grade point average (GPA), academic accomplishments, school activities (clubs, sports, etc.), community involvement (volunteer, church, etc.), academic and personal recommendations, etc. There may be essay requirements on why you are a qualified candidate to receive the scholarship, what your future goals are academically and professionally and other questions centering around who you are, your beliefs, etc.

Here are a couple of links for College Scholarships:

https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/

https://www.nchchonors.org/students/awards-scholarships/national-scholarships

Also, it will be best to check with the colleges and universities that you will be applying to. You can check with the School/Department of your desired major, the Campus Career Center and the Register's Office for additional information for college scholarships and grants and specific requirements for qualifications.

Best wishes for your education and career path in Computer Engineering!
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Jimmy’s Answer

Hi Kelsy,

For your reference:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): MIT is renowned for its strong engineering programs, including computer engineering.

Stanford University: Stanford is known for its cutting-edge research in technology and engineering, making it a top choice for computer engineering students.

Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon is recognized for its School of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

University of California--Berkeley: UC Berkeley is known for its excellence in computer science and engineering.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech): Caltech offers a rigorous program in computer science and electrical engineering.

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign: UIUC is known for its strong engineering programs, including computer engineering.

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology): Located in Switzerland, ETH Zurich is known for its engineering and technology programs.

University of Cambridge: The University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, offers a strong computer engineering curriculum.

National University of Singapore (NUS): NUS is recognized for its engineering programs, including computer engineering.

Georgia Institute of Technology: Georgia Tech is known for its College of Engineering and its contributions to technology and innovation.

Before making a decision, consider researching each institution's specific computer engineering program, faculty, research opportunities, industry partnerships, and the overall campus environment. It's also advisable to check the most recent rankings and admission requirements for each university.
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