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UT Tyler to Launch Computer Engineering Program 

New bachelor’s degree will contribute to highly specialized workforce in region, state 

TYLER, Texas (August 30, 2022) – The University of Texas at Tyler announced that it will offer  a new Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree. Housed within the UT Tyler  College of Engineering, programming was approved by the Southern Association of Colleges  and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to launch fall 2023. 

“With the addition of this program, we will have the most comprehensive portfolio of  engineering programs in East Texas,” said Amir Mirmiran, PhD, provost and executive vice  president for academic affairs. “The new offering will also help strengthen the workforce by  providing qualified computer engineers who will be more than ready to help meet the needs  of our region and state.” 

Computer engineering is a branch of electrical engineering that integrates several fields of  electronic engineering and computer science. The degree will provide students with the  foundations and the combined hardware and software skills needed for the design,  development and optimal operation of secure computer systems and related technology. 

“The new computer engineering program will create tremendous opportunities for students to  prepare for careers in a rapidly changing, high-tech field and to contribute to an evolving and highly specialized workforce,” said Hassan El-Kishky, PhD, professor and Department of  Electrical Engineering chair. “We are very excited about the opportunities the new program  will bring to the region and state.” 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer engineering professionals earned a  median salary of $119,560 as of 2020. Jobs can be found in technology, manufacturing and  research fields as well as government positions. 

Courses will be offered in person at both the main campus in Tyler and at the UT Tyler  Houston Engineering Center, located in Houston. UT Tyler will seek program accreditation by  the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., or ABET, upon the graduation of  its first student cohort. 

For more information, contact El-Kishky, or 903-565-5580. 

With a mission to improve educational and healthcare outcomes for East Texas and beyond,  UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT  Tyler recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now 

known as UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health  Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve  Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by  Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national  university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 


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