Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering gives the students the opportunity to acquire broad engineering skills and knowledge to enable them to design and implement computer and digital systems.

The discipline of computer engineering includes topics such as logic design; digital systems design; discrete mathematics; computer organization; embedded systems design requiring assembly programming of microprocessors, high-level programming and interfacing of processors to other circuits; high-level digital design languages (HDL) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA’s); Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuit design; and fundamental electrical engineering, mathematics, and science.

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Degree Requirements

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 126, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the General Engineering requirements, and the Computer Engineering requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed in the table below satisfy both major requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

Core Curriculum Component Area Courses that Satisfy Core Curriculum and Degree Requirements
Communications

English Rhetoric/Composition (6 semester credit hours)

All students must take the following six hours to meet this core requirement

Mathematics

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Any three hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

Note: MAT 1214 Calculus I may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for mathematics, as well as for one of the General Engineering requirements.

Natural Sciences

Science (6 semester credit hours)

Three hours from Level One and three hours from Level Two will satisfy this core requirement.

Note: CHE 1103 General Chemistry I and PHY 1903 Engineering Physics I may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements for science, as well as two of the General Engineering requirements.

Humanities & Visual and Performing Arts

Literature (3 semester credit hours)

Any three hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

The Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Any three hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

United States History and Diversity (6 semester credit hours)

Any six hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics, plus three additional hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

COR 1203 Freshman Seminar

Economics (3 semester credit hours)

ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics

World Society and Issues

(3 semester credit hours)

Any three hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

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General Engineering Requirements

All degree-seeking candidates in engineering must complete the following 22 semester credit hours, as well as the Core Curriculum requirements and major requirements:

Computer Engineering Degree Requirements

All degree-seeking candidates in Computer Engineering must complete the following semester credit hours, as well as the Core Curriculum requirements and General Engineering requirements:

  1. 56 semester credit hours of required courses:
    1. 47 semester credit hours of electrical and computer engineering courses:
      • EE 1323 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Profession
      • EE 2423 Network Theory
      • EE 2511 Logic Design Laboratory
      • EE 2513 Logic Design
      • EE 3113 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I
      • EE 3223 C++ and Data Structures
      • EE 3313 Electronic Circuits I
      • EE 3323 Electronic Devices
      • EE 3423 Signals and Systems I
      • EE 3463 Microcomputer Systems I
      • EE 3563 Digital Systems Design
      • EE 4113 Electrical Engineering Laboratory II
      • EE 4243 Computer Organization and Architecture
      • EE 4513 Introduction to VLSI Design
      • EE 4811 Electrical Engineering Design I
      • EE 4813 Electrical Engineering Design II
      • EGR 3323 Applied Engineering Analysis II
    2. 9 semester credit hours of supporting courses:
      • CS 2073 Computer Programming with Engineering Applications
      • CS 2233 Discrete Mathematical Structures
      • STA 3533 Probability and Random Processes
  2. 15 semester credit hours of computer engineering elective courses from the following list:
    • EE 4553 VLSI Testing
    • EE 4563 FPGA-Based System Design
    • EE 4583 Microcomputer Systems II
    • EE 4593 Embedded System Design
    • EE 4643 Digital Signal Processing
    • EE 4663 Digital Image Processing
    • EE 4953 Special Studies in Electrical Engineering (only Computer Engineering related topics will be counted)
    • CS 3733 Operating Systems
    • CS 3773 Software Engineering
    • CS 4353 Unix and Network Security

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