Computer Engineering Program

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Riverside Hall 3022
6000 J Street - MS 6019
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 278-6844

Office and Advising Hours


Veronica Pruitt, Administrative Support Coordinator II

Computer Engineering has some of its roots in programming languages, software design, and operating systems from Computer Science, it also has roots from Electrical Engineering, namely circuit theory, electronics, and hardware design. Computer Engineering is particularly strong in the areas of computer architecture, computer hardware, logic design, digital signal processing and networking.

Program Overview

Sacramento State was one of the early Universities to offer a BS in Computer Engineering degree in the State of California. Today, most Engineering Universities in the USA offer such a degree in some fashion. At Sac State, this degree is offered through a joint program sponsored by the Computer Science Department and the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department. This arrangement has the advantage of support from two strong departments. Rather than competing against each other for students and resources, the two departments and Computer Engineering work together for the mutual benefit of all three. Students and Faculty from these areas share laboratories and equipment. 

Dr. Behnam Arad is the Coordinator for the Computer Engineering Program.