Monday, June 4, 2012

Computer Engineering degree comes to UVU

Recently approved on May 18, 2012, by the Utah State Board of Regents, the UVU College of Technology and Computing worked for seven years to obtain the degree name change to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Previously, UVU only offered a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an emphasis in Computer Engineering.

“I think right now, this is a major turn for the Board of Regents to let computer engineering come here to UVU,” said Kirk Love, associate professor and department chair of UVU Computer and Networking Sciences. “This is the first time the Board of Regents has allowed, without an act of legislation, another institution to have the degree ‘computer engineering,’ aside from Utah State University and the University of Utah. Those are good schools, they produce good students, but the demand is more general.”

According to the Utah Occupational Projections 2008-2018 report by the Utah Department of Workforce Services, 250 annual openings are projected in Utah for jobs in the computer engineering industry, telling of the current high-market demand and in the years ahead. UVU Review