Computer Engineering

Practical Experience


Students from the computer engineering program at Scranton gain a lot of experience in and out of the classroom throughout their education. By their junior year, nearly all computer engineering students secure paid internships. These kinds of experiences give our students the chance to explore their career interests in the field and find great jobs once they graduate.

Our students are interning at places like:

  • CampusDoor
  • Continental Tide Defense Systems
  • Herley
  • Iridium Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • PPL Susquehanna 
  • Perspecta
  • SEF (Sustainable Energy Fund)
  • Sanofi Pasteur


Students from the computer engineering program at Scranton regularly obtain research experience off campus. Over the past 10 years, our students have been invited to participate in paid student summer research via the NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. This is a highly competitive process funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Above: Daniel Ricker '19, a computer science major, presents his research at the annual Celebration of Student Scholars. After graduation, Ricker will go on to get his MS in software engineering.

Above: Andrew Charway '19, a computer engineering major, recently conducted research through the NSF-REU program in multifunctional nanomaterials at West Virginia University. His research entails the design, simulation and fabrication of biosensors. "I am combining graphene with plasmonic surfaces to enhance the detection properties of the bio-sensor." Here, he works with an E-Beam evaporator at West Virginia University.

At the Forefront

The computer engineering program at The University of Scranton is home to a unique group of faculty and students who continue to push the limits of the engineering and computer science. With constant exchange and collaboration, the program stays on the forefront of exciting research and experimentation.


“Our students in computer engineering get good research experience because they’re learning from top-notch researchers in the various fields.”

Declan Mulhall, Ph.D., Professor in the Physics/EE Department


Engineering students worked closely with faculty to research and develop Reflective Solar Trackers (RSTs). The patent-pending RST produces 140 percent more energy than a stationary solar panel on sunny days. On cloudy days the computer uses astronomical data from the U.S. Naval Observatory to track where the sun actually is, maximizing energy output.  Learn More



 A University of Scranton computer engineering education keeps students competitive with exciting opportunities, like:

  • Early access to specialized software and hardware. Use state-of-the-art tools to challenge yourself as you push the limits of technology — our students regularly win competitions with their devices across the region.
  • Collaborative exploration. Work closely with peers and faculty mentors as you explore advanced systems. The computer engineering program encourages a team-based approach like you will encounter in the real world. The continuous exchange and feedback will push your achievements farther than you thought possible.
  • Industry exposure. Build your resume and your network as your get real-world inspiration in the field. Get insight from industry professionals who regularly visit campus. Explore your interests with faculty-mentored projects. Challenge yourself by competing in engineering competitions.
  • Small classes and great facilities. Use new labs and take part in exciting hands-on projects.