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Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Undergraduate Catalog 2020 - 2021 Program: Computer Engineering, B.C.E. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Computer Engineering, B.C.E.

Description

The Computer Engineering program builds upon a strong foundation of circuits and electronics, but provides focus on computer hardware through courses in computer architecture, digital design and networking. Four courses in computer science provide the necessary expertise in software.

What careers can this major prepare you for?

Graduates work in careers related to computer networking, system development, programming, web development and information technology.  

What skills are developed within this major?

Students learn apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering in a variety of contexts. They hone their ability to use the techniques, skills, and tools necessary for science and engineering practice as well as design and conduct experiments. They learn to analyze and interpret data.

Admission to Major

Admission to the Washkewicz College of Engineering.

Hours Required for Degree

Minimum hours required for the degree: 125. This does not include credits earned in the Engineering Cooperative Education Program and Orientation.

Major-Field Requirements

Grade Restriction: Computer Engineering students are limited to a total of two D grades in EEC and CIS courses.

Mathematics Required Courses (4 courses)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MTH 181 - Calculus I
MTH 182 - Calculus II
MTH 220 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
MTH 284 - Matrices For Engineers

Ethics Required Course (1 course)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
PHL 215 - Engineering Ethics

Science Required Courses (4 courses)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CHM 261 - General Chemistry I
CHM 266 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
PHY 243 - University Physics I (Writing)
PHY 244 - University Physics II (Writing)

Co-Op Required Course

(Optional course for degree - required for Co-Op program)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ESC 130 - Engineering Co-op Orientation

Computer & Information Science Required Courses (5 courses)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CIS 260 - Introduction To Programming
CIS 265 - Data Structures & Algorithms
CIS 340 - Systems Programming
CIS 345 - Operating Systems
CIS 454 - Computer Networks

Engineering Science Required Courses (6-7 courses)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ESC 100 - New Student Orientation  (not required for transfer students)
ESC 102 - Technical Writing and Professional Communication
ESC 120 - Introduction to Engineering Design
ESC 151 - C Programming
ESC 250 - Differential Equations For Engineers
ESC 282 - Engineering Economy
ESC 310 - Engineering Statistics and Probability

Computer Engineering Required Courses (10 courses)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EEC 310 - Electric Circuits I
EEC 311 - Electric Circuits II
EEC 313 - Electronics I
EEC 316 - Electronic Devices Lab
EEC 383 - Digital Systems
EEC 384 - Digital Systems Laboratory
EEC 414 - Technical Communication
EEC 483 - Computer Organization
EEC 487 - Advanced Digital Systems
EEC 488 - Hardware-Software Co-design

Computer Engineering Capstone Required Courses (2 courses)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EEC 493 - Senior Design I
EEC 494 - Senior Design II

Computer Engineering Technical Elective Courses

12 credits required - must be chosen from available EEC or CIS 300/400-level courses

Honors Program Requirements

EECS honors students are required to complete 15 to 20 credit hours of honors courses in the EECS Department. General guidelines for these credit hours are given below. However, the specific courses that each student takes will be agreed upon by the student, the department’s undergraduate advisor, and the student’s honors advisor. The student’s regular undergraduate advisor is responsible for finding an honors advisor who is mutually agreeable to the undergraduate advisor, the honors advisor, and the honors student.

1. Honors Courses

The honors credits (15 to 20 hours) should be selected from the following list:

  • Honors Thesis (required) (EEC 499H, 1 to 6 credits) - Each honors student conducts research and writes a thesis under the supervision of an EECS faculty member.
  • Honors Research (EEC 495H, 1 to 6 credits) - This is research conducted jointly with an EECS faculty, similar to an independent study.
  • Graduate Course - Any 500 level EECS graduate course for which the student has the prerequisites.
  • Junior Honors, Senior Honors - Most 300 level and 400 level EECS courses can be expanded to become an honors course. This is referred to by the Honors Program as a “contract course.” This is done in collaboration among the undergraduate advisor, the honors advisor, and the course instructor.

2. Replaced Credit Hours

Honors credits can be used to replace the equivalent credit hours (15 to 20) of the normally required courses. For BEE students, credits earned as Honors Thesis (EEC 499H) and Honors Research (EEC 495) can replace credits for any 400 level EEC or CIS course, with the exception of Senior Design (EEC 493/494). For BCE students, these replaced credits can include any 400 level EEC or CIS course, with the exception of Senior Design (EEC 493/494) and Computer Organization (EEC 483).

University Scholars Requirements

Scholars students who are majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are required to complete 12 to 20 credit hours of honors courses in the EECS Department. General guidelines for these credit hours are given below. However, the specific courses that each student selects to fulfill upper-division scholars requirements will be agreed upon by the student, the department’s undergraduate advisor, and the student’s scholars advisor. The student’s undergraduate academic advisor is responsible for finding an upper-division scholars advisor who is mutually agreeable to the undergraduate advisor, the scholars advisor, and the student.

1. Scholars Courses

The honors credits (12 to 20 hours) should be selected from the following list:

  • Honors Thesis (EEC 499H, 1 to 6 credits) - The student conducts research and writes a thesis under the supervision of an EECS faculty member.
  • Honors Research (EEC 495H, 1 to 6 credits) - This is research conducted jointly with an EECS faculty, similar to an independent study.
  • Graduate Course - Any 500 level EECS graduate course for which the student has the prerequisites.
  • Junior Honors, Senior Honors - Most 300 level or 400 level EECS courses can be expanded to become an honors course. This is referred to by the Honors Program as a “contract course.” This is done in collaboration among the undergraduate advisor, the scholars advisor, and the course instructor.

2. Replaced Credit Hours

Honors credits can be used to replace the equivalent credit hours (12-20) of the normally required courses. For BEE students, credits earned as Honors Thesis (EEC 499H) or Honors Research (EEC 495H) can replace credits for any 400 level EEC or CIS course, with the exception of Senior Design (EEC 493/494). For BCE students, the replaced credits can include any 400 level EEC or CIS course, except Senior Design (EEC 493/494) and Computer Organization (EEC 483).

Accelerated 4+1 Program

See the following pages:

  • Electrical Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 BEE or BCE/MSEE 
  • Computer Engineering, Accelerated 4+1 BCE/MSEE 
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