As a National leader in cybersecurity, KU was one of six U.S. institutions selected by The National Security Agency to oversee a lablet to secure the internet of things.
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Interdisciplinary Computing
A $2 million gift from the Silicon Valley financial technology company Ripple supports a comprehensive program at KU to research technologies related to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital payments.
KU’s information security club, the Jayhackers, hosts a weekend-long hackathon for students looking to test their cybersecurity skills and network with professionals. The Jayhackers also frequently compete in cyberdefense competitions. Another key cybersecurity initiative is KU’s $4.7 million NSF grant-funded CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program, which offers collaborations with the NSA and U.S. Army.
Starting their freshmen year, students have the opportunity for hands-on research with world-renowned faculty in high-demand areas including radar, communications, network information security, and computer systems. This includes state-of-the-art lab space for research on improving artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and stealth technology.
KU EECS is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity, radar, wireless communications, big data, computer networking, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Graduates make their mark as engineers and computer scientists, or in fields ranging from finance to law and from medicine to business. All graduates have a strong foundation in their field along with problem-solving skills that prepare them to face new technological challenges.
Who Hires KU Engineers
- Berkshire Hathaway
- Black & Veatch
- Burns & McDonnell
- Cerner Corporation
- Garmin International Google
- Johnson Controls
- The Spaceship Company Raytheon
- Spirit AeroSystems
- Textron Aviation
- Tradebot Systems
- Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems
- The Walt Disney Company
- Banking and finance
- Computer industry
- Consulting firms
- Software companies
- Public utilities
- Consumer electronics
Bachelor’s degree candidates national average* starting salary range:
- Computer Engineering: $69,047 - $88,958
- Computer Science:$75,000 - $93,471
- Electrical Engineering:$68,591 - $77,862
*Salaries from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)