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Computer Engineering Mission Statement, Objectives and Outcomes

Mission of the Vanderbilt Program in Computer Engineering*

The program in Computer Engineering will prepare undergraduate students to accept and fulfill responsibilities across a broad spectrum of activities, including:

  • The practice of Computer Engineering.
  • Academic careers in Computer Engineering.
  • Other areas in which a preparation in Computer Engineering will support significant contributions to the field, including finance, medicine and law.
  • Service to the engineering community and the community at large.


Within 2-4 years of graduation, Computer Engineering program graduates will achieve:

  • Successful careers, as reflected by advancement to positions that include greater professional and ethical responsibility and intellectual challenge
  • Successful and ethical performance in graduate or professional degree programs


Graduates of the Computer Engineering Program are expected to demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Rates

The official enrollment is determined each semester on the 22nd day of class.

As of Fall 2022, 43 undergraduate students were enrolled in the computer engineering program.

The School of Engineering conferred 13 Bachelor of Engineering degrees in computer engineering in the 2021/2022 academic year. Statistics concerning graduation rates and job placement are maintained by the School of Engineering and can be viewed at:

*This major may be chosen up until May 15, 2023.