Computer engineering is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer hardware and software.
The undergraduate Computer Engineering curriculum is broad-based with continually updated content in computer and engineering science and design. The objectives of this program are to prepare our students for a professional career and to prepare them for advanced study in computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering. The technical core of the program emphasizes theoretical and laboratory skills, hardware and software skills, simulation and design.
Students in the Computer Engineering program study basic science, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, design, writing, public speaking, and the liberal arts in order to prepare for a professional career or advanced studies. The program includes courses from the programs of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, providing balanced coverage and integration of the hardware and software aspects of computer systems. The design process is emphasized throughout all four years, and design projects are included in all laboratory courses. The sophomore and junior years include core courses in computer algorithms, digital system design, computer architectures, microprocessor systems, computer interfacing, and programming. These courses provide a foundation for the senior year, which includes electives and an in-depth two-semester design project.
Career opportunities in computer engineering range from computer applications such as industrial automation, robotics, avionics, and software engineering system design to neural networks and computational medicine.
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Computer Engineering Curriculum
1Those students with a Math Placement PT score of 14 or higher will begin with MATH 142 . Those students who do not begin with MATH 142 and who have Math Placement DAT score of 13 or higher will begin with .MATH 103
2 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.
3Technical elective in Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics, or Computer Science (suggested courses include: ENGR 252 , EE 475 , EE 451 , PHYS 372 , MATH 103 only if required by Math Placement Test Score), MATH 310 , MATH 341 , MATH 351 , CMPS 350 ).
4Or technical elective in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science (suggested courses include: ENGR 252 , EE 475 , EE 451 , PHYS 372 , MATH 310 , MATH 341 , MATH 351 , CMPS 350 ).
5ECO 153 - ECO 154 suggested.