Computer Engineering Concentration

Looking to make an impact in the digital world? Consider studying computer engineering as a concentration within George Fox's engineering major, which will put you in position to test, design and develop solutions for the information-driven systems that shape everyday life.

There is no denying we are becoming increasingly dependent on computers to guide us (Google Maps and Waze, anyone?), entertain us (hello, Netflix and TikTok), assist us (Alexa? Siri? Are you listening?) and inform us (thanks, Twitter!). For that reason, career opportunities in the field of computer engineering abound.

In a nutshell, computer engineers embed computers in machines and systems, build networks to transfer data, and develop ways to make computers more efficient and capable. They are uniquely prepared to design solutions for a wide variety of applications, including communications, controls, avionics, graphics processing, and robotics.

Think of the many ways you can use your computer engineering training to improve everyday life for millions!

And, if you're wondering about our track record, get this: 100% of our engineering graduates have a job or are in graduate school within the first six months after graduation.

students studying in the computer lab

What Will I Study?

Our curriculum covers all the major technical areas of computer engineering, including networking, computer software, design automation, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, biomedical and cybersecurity. Your course of study will include the following areas:

  • Computer programming
  • Electronic circuits
  • Microelectronic circuits
  • Digital systems
  • Microprocessors
  • Embedded systems
  • Electrical power systems
  • Signals
  • Data structures
  • Algorithms
  • Operating systems
  • Data communications

Why Study Computer Engineering at George Fox?

Zachery Koppert

Zachery Koppert

George Fox has academically prepared me and other engineers beyond the expectations of the industry. I feel very blessed to have received such a firm understanding of the basics so that I could enter the industry ready to grow even more.

What’s after George Fox

Bachelor's degree graduates earning engineering degrees are expected to be the highest paid, leading all STEM graduates, according to the 2016 Job Outlook survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Job growth for engineers is expected to rise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to an infrastructure that continues to age (civil engineering), the ever-increasing demand for highly skilled computer scientists, and the ability of electrical and mechanical engineers to develop and apply new technologies. “Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology,” notes the BLS.

  • Electrical Failure Analysis Engineer, Intel
  • Electrical Engineer, Boeing
  • Embedded Software Design Engineer, Tektronix
  • Semiconductor Design Engineer, Teradyne
  • Reliability Engineer, Lattice Semiconductor
  • Various engineering positions, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Mechanical Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Applications Engineer, MCAD Technologies
  • Structural and Payload Engineer, Boeing
  • Development Engineer, Contech Engineered Solutions
  • Project Engineer, Anderson Construction
  • Civil Design Engineer, KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Washington
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Purdue University
  • USC
  • Texas A&M
  • A-dec, Newberg, Ore.
  • Teradyne, Portland
  • CUI, Portland
  • Intel, Beaverton, Ore.
  • Boeing, Seattle, Wash.
  • Lattice Semiconductor, Portland
  • HP, Boise, Idaho
  • 3D Systems, Wilsonville, Ore.
  • Tektronix, Beaverton, Ore.
  • Climax, Newberg, Ore.
  • Cascade Steel, McMinnville, Ore.
  • Biotronik, Beaverton, Ore.