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Computer Engineering

The information and communications technology of our knowledge-based society places computer engineers at the hub of a revolution that is perpetually evolving and changing the way we live and work.

 

Our Computer Engineering program offers a broad range of supporting course material to prepare you for your chosen profession. In the hardware area, courses cover digital logic and digital systems engineering, computer organization and system architecture, microprocessors, and integrated circuit engineering. Software courses include programming languages, data structures and algorithms, operating systems, real-time software design, databases, compilers, software requirements analysis, formal methods in software engineering, and techniques for human-computer interaction. Computer communication network courses include material on reliable and secure information transfer protocols, switching and routing through multipath networks, and wireless networking.

 

 

careers

  • Medical Software
  • Video Game Creation
  • Internet Based Companies
  • Technology Architecture

Specializations

  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • Digital Systems
  • Mircoprocessors 
  • Software Systems

Facts

  • Students 321
  • Masters 69
  • PhD 60
  • Faculty 23
  • Awarded Degrees 114

 

At Queen's University, you will be taught by professors who not only know the industry, but help to shape it. Beyond academic pursuits, you can also join clubs filled with dedicated students just like you who want to play a role in shaping the future.

 

Learn more about the undergraduate Computer Engineering program by exploring the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering website

 

Computer Engineering Major Map

Need help finding your way through Queen’s and beyond? Get major-specific advice on academics, extra-curriculars, networking, international opportunities and career development all in one place. This map provides suggestions - you don’t have to follow all the recommendations. Use it to plan ahead, and find your own way at Queen’s!

 

 

Career Opportunities

Some of the companies that have hired our grads in the past 10 years:

 

  • 3M Canada
  • 724 Solutions Inc
  • Abitibi Consolidated Inc
  • Accenture
  • Adaptive Networks
  • Advanced Bionics
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • AECON Constr Ltd
  • AFG Glass Inc
  • AFS Microwave
  • AGF Funds Inc
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc
  • Agriculture Canada
  • Alcan
  • Alcatel
  • Alcatel-Lucent Networks
  • Algonquin Power Trust
  • Aliant
  • AMD
  • AMS Management Systems Canada
  • Amtrak
  • Apple Computer Inc
  • AT&T
  • AT&T Wireless
  • ATI Technologies
  • Atomic Energy of Canada
  • Ballard Power
  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • BC Hydro
  • Bear Stearns Asia Limited
  • Bechtel Limited
  • BelAir Networks
  • Bell Canada
  • Bell Mobility
  • Bell Northern Research
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Boeing Aerospace Co
  • Bombardier
  • BP America Inc
  • Brookfield Power Corp
  • Bruce Power
  • CAE Electronics Ltd
  • CAE inc
  • Cameco Corp
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corp
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Canadian National Railway
  • Canadian Renewable Energy Corp
  • Cantel Inc
  • Celestica
  • CGI
  • CIBC
  • Cisco
  • Citigroup
  • Clearnet Inc
  • CMC Electronics
  • CN Rail
  • Cognos Inc
  • Cooper Power Systems
  • Corel
  • Defasco
  • Deloitte
  • Department of National Defence
  • Domtar Inc
  • Du Pont
  • Duracell
  • EDS
  • Ericsson Communications Inc
  • Ericsson GE Mobile Communications
  • Falconbridge Ltd
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Full Spectrum Software Inc
  • Ganz Interactive
  • GE Healthcare
  • GE Motors
  • GE Power Management
  • GE Toshiba Automation Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Genome BC
  • GM
  • GM of Canada Ltd
  • GM Research & Development Center
  • Google
  • Great West Life
  • Groove Media Inc
  • GSI Group
  • Guest Technical Svcs
  • Hatch Associates Ltd
  • Hewlett Packard
  • HH Angus & Associates Ltd
  • Honda of Canada
  • Honeywell
  • HSBC
  • Hydro One
  • IBI Group
  • IBM
  • Imperial Oil
  • Inco Ltd
  • Indigo Communications
  • Industry Canada
  • Infosys Technologies Ltd
  • Innocor Ltd
  • Innovance Networks
  • Innovapost
  • InnovationOne Applied Technology
  • Intel Corp
  • Invista Canada Inc
  • JDS Uniphase Canada Ltd
  • Johnson Controls World Services
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Kodak
  • Live TV
  • Lucent Technologies
  • MacDonald Dettwiler Space & Advanced Robotics Ltd
  • Michelin North America
  • Microcell Telecom
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities
  • Ministry of Transport & Communications
  • Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • MIT
  • Mitel
  • Motorola
  • National Bank Financial
  • National Instruments
  • National Research Council Canada
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Nav Canada
  • Newridge Networks
  • Nokia
  • Nortel
  • Nortel Communications
  • Nortel Networks
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board
  • Opcode Systems Inc
  • Open Text Corp
  • Open Wave Systems
  • Oracle
  • Pfizer Canada Inc
  • PMC-Sierra
  • Procter & Gamble
  • QUALCOMM Inc
  • Raytheon Canada Ltd
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Redhat Canada
  • Reseach in Motion
  • RMT Robotics Ltd
  • Rogers Cable
  • Rogers Wireless Inc
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • S & C Electric Canada Ltd
  • Schlumberger
  • Schneider Canada
  • Semiconductor Insights
  • Siemens
  • Sirius
  • Sprint Canada
  • Sun Microsystems
  • TD Securities
  • Telesat Canada
  • Telus
  • Texas Instruments
  • TGI Technologies
  • Thales Canada
  • The CGI Group Inc
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • Torys LLP
  • Transport Canada
  • TriQuint Semiconductor
  • Trojan Technologies Inc
  • Tundra Semiconductor Corporation
  • Vale Inco Limited
  • Wind River Systems
  • Workbrain Inc

Graduate Schools

Some of the grad school destinations for our graduates in the past 10 years:

  • Cambridge
  • Carleton University
  • McGill University
  • MIT
  • Princeton
  • Queen's University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Stanford
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo