Welcome to the Department of Computer Science


Create challenging and cutting edge computing career possibilities by earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Montana Tech professors are experienced in the industry and have broad academic interests. Low student-faculty ratio allows close interaction with these professors on real-world projects. Enjoy easy access to lab computers and state of the art equipment and development platforms (Sun Fire Server, NAO H25 humanoid robot programming, Android app development, iPad app development, and much more).

Students graduate with practical experience designing, building, testing and maintaining software systems. Graduates are in high demand. The department has maintained 100% placement in well paying positions for over 10 years. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about these ABET accredited programs.

Tyler Fricks Interned at Montana Tech Electrical Engineering Dept. – 2017-2018 School Year

Tyler Fricks, a senior in Computer Science, interned with the Electrical Engineering department during the 2017-2018 school year. He worked alongside an interdisciplinary group of students, professors, and engineers from the EE Department, the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, and Montana Resources. His task was to redesign and optimize the server and user interface software running on the unmanned Berkeley Pit water sampling boat. It can gather data from water at up to 650 feet. The boat is currently used to meet EPA water sampling requirements, while keeping humans out of danger.

Tyler gained experience not only with the software development process, but teamwork with people of different backgrounds.

Nathan Cassel Interned for The Institute for Educational Opportunities – Summer 2018

Nathan Cassel is a senior in the Computer Science program at Montana Tech. Over the summer of 2018, he had an internship with The Institute for Educational Opportunities. Over the course of 3 months, Nathan worked from home to design and implement a web page that allows students and judges to register for the Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Far. Science fair administrators can also view and update all of the information about participants and their projects. Nathan enjoyed his internship because he gained valuable experience that will carry with him through his future endeavors. Nathan’s hobbies include skateboarding, skiing, and playing with technology.

Cole Daily Interned at DISH – Summer 2018

Cole Daily is a senior in Computer Science at Montana Tech. After interviewing with DISH during career fair, he was invited to attend a summer internship at DISH’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado. While there, he experienced the full spectrum of the company in BaseCamp. He sat on the sales floor, took customer calls in CXO and rode with a technician to install dishes. Following this experience, Cole worked with another intern to stream video from a set-top box over a local network. DISH has their interns work on real solutions to problems they are facing, meaning the pair was able to present their completed project to project managers for consideration. Cole is from Red Lodge, MT and enjoys skiing and playing games.

Chris O’Neill Interned at Micron – Summer 2018

This past summer I had the opportunity to intern with Micron Technologies in Boise, Idaho. The atmosphere at Micron allowed me to gain valuable experience both in a technical aspect as well as in a team setting. During my internship, I was assigned to work on the development of solutions for real world problems, which helped me bridge the gap between the academic and the professional settings in the Software Engineering industry. My time at Micron was well spent since I never had a dull moment and was constantly being pushed to learn and adapt to the everyday challenges that come with developing software and working with people of various personalities and talents. Overall, I’m extremely grateful I was able to have this experience and I would recommend to anyone who wants to work with cutting edge technology in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment to pursue an internship with Micron!

Payson Lippert Interned with Workiva – Summer 2018

This summer Computer Science major Payson Lipper interned with Workiva in Missoula, MT. Workiva is an Iowa based company with offices in Bozeman and Missoula. They have a document and spreadsheet platform used for SEC filings from public companies.
The summer was spend working on a team that is helping build Workiva’s text editing platform. The program included grueling activities like going to ice cream, hiking, and team lunches. There was an initial learning period, followed by completing tickets and working on adding new features to the platform. Overall it was a great opportunity to learn how to program in a professional team environment