The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is one of the five departments at Notre Dame's School of Engineering. It administers bachelor's programs in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering, as well as master's and doctoral degree programs in Computer Science and Engineering.
About twenty full-time faculty members provide a comprehensive program that emphasizes algorithms and theory, advanced computer architecture and nanotechnology, bioinformatics and computational biology, computer vision and pattern recognition, data mining and machine learning, distributed systems and grid computing, operating systems and computer networks, computer security, and scientific computing.
The CSE department's many strengths include its high faculty-to-student ratio, state of the art facilities, reknowned faculty, strong focus on undergraduate education balanced with leading-edge research, and emphasis on leadership, service, and ethics.
Faculty and students often collaborate on projects, working side-by-side with researchers from other colleges and departments across the campus, such as the College of Science and the Departments of Biology, Physics and Mathematics. In addition to the excellent faculty and quality research opportunities available through the department, there is a real sense of community and teamwork here.
The CSE department also offers three optional Concentrations for undergraduate majors: Bioinformatics, Media Computing, and IT Leardership. These concentrations provide students interested in those topic areas with a recommended sequence of elective courses.
These concentrations provide students interested in those topic areas with a recommended sequence of elective courses. Completion of one of the Concentrations is recorded on the student's official transcript at graduation.
Graduates from the CSE department are heavily recruited by many top companies. Graduates take up careers in the computing industry, the finance industry, traditional large engineering companies, startup companies, management consulting companies, medicial informatics companies, and government. Some of our top undergraduates each year enter the PhD program in Computer Science and Engineering at leading universities around the country.