Brown University School of Engineering

Computer Engineering

The School of Engineering has been working closely with Brown's Computer Science department in its effort to develop the curriculum for Computer Engineering. The Computer Science department is also one of the best in the country. Each student in the program will take advantage of this department to develop a variety of software skills. The Computer Engineering curriculum is thus an integration of informational science education and the existing programs in physical sciences and mathematics. 

The Laboratory for Engineering Man/Machine System (LEMS) is a 3200 square foot facility used by graduate and undergraduate students. Computer facilities include:

  • 30 Sun and SGI workstations
  • PC clusters 
  • Image acquisition devices 
  • Visualization goggles 
  • Tracker and 3D mouse 
  • Special platform for microphone arrays 
  • Parallel processing and advanced architecture 
  • Industrial coordinate measuring machine

While enrolled in computer science classes, computer engineering concentrators also have access to the facilities of the Department of Computer Science.

Educational Objectives

The objectives of the computer engineering program are to produce engineers who:

  • Pursue distinctive multidisciplinary scientific and technical careers beginning with either entry-level computer engineering positions in industry or graduate study in computer engineering and related fields. 
  • Participate on multidisciplinary teams that cooperate in applying problem-solving skills and critical and independent thinking to a broad range of projects that can produce the technical innovations aimed at satisfying the future needs of society.

Concentration Advisor

Prof. Pedro Felzenswalb 
B&H 355, x3-1531

Undergraduate Study Information

The concentration is composed of the following courses: 

  • Computer Engineering basic core 
  • Computer Engineering advanced core 
  • Computer Engineering specialties 
  • Capstone Course / Independent Study 
  • Four approved humanities courses 

For more information, please see the program guide.

Program Options

  • Computer Specialty 
  • Multimedia Signal Processing Specialty