Computer scientists, software engineers, and computer engineers create the hardware and software necessary to serve the needs of society. UTA’s Computer Science and Engineering Department offers focus areas in biocomputing and health informatics, artificial intelligence and robots, networks, computer vision and multimedia, database and information systems, embedded systems and mobile computing, software engineering, sustainable computing, security and privacy, machine learning and data mining, and big data and large-scale computing. Students gain valuable experience working alongside faculty researchers, completing senior projects, and working internships.
The Co-op/Internship Office helps students gain placement in co-op and intern positions that will give undergraduate students practical work experience. Internships are generally completed off-campus during a semester or summer term, while students participating in co-ops alternate between full-time work and attending classes, one semester at a time.
Undergraduate students may take advantage of opportunities to work in faculty labs on funded research. In a new program at UTA, students may use federal work-study funds to earn money for such research. Undergraduate students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, working in small groups to apply knowledge to a real-world project or problem, often with financial support from an industry partner.
Graduates of the department work in academia and at many companies in the region and around the country, such as Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, NASA, Raytheon, Sabre Holdings, Salesforce, Texas Instruments, and more.
As an aspiring roboticist, I’m contributing to research that will help advance robots to assist humans in everyday life, from physical rehabilitation to smarter robots that learn from humans. My professors and the graduate students I work with continuously inspire me to learn and tackle big challenges. Joe, Senior
Honors Computer Engineering
I chose UTA because it’s a campus of opportunity. There are numerous resources, which I have used to find internships and make connections with real gaming companies. Trey, Junior