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Computer engineering
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Computer engineering

Computer Engineering (also sometimes called Computer Systems Engineering) is a specialised discipline that combines electrical engineering and computer science. A computer engineer is an electrical engineer with a focus on digital logic systems, and less emphasis on radio frequency or power electronics. From a computer science perspective, a computer engineer is a software architect with a focus on the interaction between software programs and the underlying hardware components.

Computer engineering degreess have been added to a number of schools' degree programs since the early 1990s. Some schools have integrated computer engineering, along with software engineering, into their electrical engineering departments, while others such as MIT have chosen to merge electrical engineering and computer science departments instead.

Since computer engineers are mainly focused on electronics and computers, their courseloads tend to involve fewer courses on natural sciences such as statics or dynamics than traditional engineering programs. Instead, courses on fundamentals of computer sciences are taught.

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