Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Computer science is one of the fastest growing, highest paying professions with impacts in virtually every corner of society. Graduates of MSOE’s computer science program will be prepared to write cutting-edge software to solve tomorrow’s problems with a special emphasis on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Whether its smartphones, automobiles, advanced manufacturing, or big data, emerging developments in computer science and artificial intelligence enable breakthrough innovations for the challenging problems of our time. MSOE computer science students will learn on the leading edge of this technological revolution, developing skills to solve problems using algorithms, applied mathematics, and artificial intelligence in a hands-on environment working on real problems with faculty who have industry experience.

What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to turn vast amounts of information into insight, and it’s changing the way data is gathered and analyzed. Virtually every industry from transportation to law to manufacturing has either realized AI impacts or will in the near future. GPU-accelerated AI systems are enabling new applications for natural disasters, keeping first responders out of harm’s way and saving lives. Health care professionals are using AI to examine data and develop preventative medicine revolutionizing how medical research is conducted. AI is fueling advancements in robotics and unprecedented automotive innovation. The integration of AI into daily life has accelerated and is projected to grow for the foreseeable future.

Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall

MSOE computer science students will have the privilege of learning in the Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall. Students will have access to a GPU-powered supercomputer and other hardware from NVIDIA, the global leader in artificial intelligence, supercomputing and visual computing. Purpose built AI, big data visualization, and robotics labs will facilitate collaborative problem-solving to tackle real-world challenges using big data, algorithms and hardware in concert. Corporate partnerships between industry and students in dedicated spaces throughout the building will advance experiential learning opportunities. The building was made possible through a $34 million gift from MSOE Regent and alumnus Dwight ’90 and Dian Diercks.

Diercks Hall by the Numbers:

  • 16,500 square-feet of data-rich laboratories
  • 11,500 square-feet of interactive classrooms
  • 3,500 square-feet of collaboration and event space
  • 256-seat auditorium
  • State-of-the-art NVIDIA GPU-powered AI supercomputer


Some career choices of CS graduates include:

  • Big data engineer
  • Data architect
  • Software architect
  • Information security analyst
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Web developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Business Analyst

Recent Employers

  • Amazon
  • Direct Supply
  • Google
  • Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Microsoft

Graduate Schools

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • George Washington University
  • Marquette Law School
  • Washington State University