Computer systems engineering (BSE)

Make an impact on the hardware and software systems embedded in the world around us.

Students working towards the bachelor of science in engineering (BSE) degree in computer systems engineering at SCAI will learn the basis of logic design, microprocessor system design, computer architecture and computer interfacing, while continually focusing on system requirements and design. They also focus on computer networks for the transmission of data and multimedia. They work on the interface between different pieces of hardware and strive to provide new capabilities for existing and new systems or products. Explore the university catalog for more details, and see our current course catalog.

The computer systems engineering program also offers students the chance to concentrate their students in cybersecurity. The concentration allows students to take core classes within a subject area that will meet the computer systems engineering and/or technical elective requirements within one’s degree.

Degree offered

Computer systems engineering (BSE) with a concentration option in cybersecurity

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering



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Admission requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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Why computer systems engineering?

Computer engineers often find themselves focusing on engineering problems or challenges that result in new state-of-the-art products that integrate computing and communication capabilities. They work on the development verification and testing of computer hardware and software, from chips to device controllers and embedded systems. Computer engineers frequently find jobs that involve designing new applications of computers and other devices, such as those used in:

  • Airplanes
  • Digital television and photography
  • Intelligent highways and control systems for cars
  • New apparatuses for the sight-impaired or others with physical disabilities
  • New cell phone technologies
  • Security and defense systems

Computer systems engineers are employed in industry, government, education and consulting and are concerned with the design, development and operation of hardware and software components of a computer system.

Computer engineers frequently find jobs that involve designing new applications of computers and other devices, such as those used in airplanes, digital media, cell phone technologies, security systems, intelligent highways and control systems for cars, and devices for people with physical disabilities. Learn more about the objectives and outcomes of the BSE degree in computer systems engineering.


The computer systems engineering, BSE program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at

Professional licensure

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state.

ASU makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit the ASU Professional Licensure website for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.