Bachelor of Science

The Computer Engineering Program is a joint program between the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Additional details about the joint program may be found here. The joint program is administered by the two departments, corresponding to two computer engineering tracks. Details about the CSE track follows.

Program Outcomes

The computer engineering curriculum provides a balanced view of hardware, software, hardware-software tradeoffs, analysis, design and implementation techniques. It is a dynamic and broadly interdisciplinary field that continues to experience rapid professional growth that impacts every area of human endeavor. The curriculum is designed to cover the engineering aspects of both hardware and software—at a total computer systems perspective. The CSE computer engineering degree provides students the freedom to enhance their knowledge in the broad range of topics comprising computer engineering; such as, computer networks, computer architecture, artificial microcomputers, VLSI and large scale hardware and software systems. The track is primarily administered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and encompasses nearly all of the core material of the computer science degree, with greater emphasis on design and engineering. The student is exposed to state-of-the-art computers and laboratory equipment, and both analytical techniques and technological developments.

Learn more about program outcomes and ABET Accreditation here.

Older undergraduate degree plans, instructions, and other documents can be viewed on the Undergraduate Advising Archive page.

Degree Plans and Instructions

Current list of Engineering Electives: [PDF]

Academic YearCatalog NumberDegree PlanUpper Level TracksEngineering Electives4 Year SequenceInstructions
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2015-2016 138 PDF-full, PDF PDF PDF PDF-Table, PDF-chart PDF
2014-2015 137

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2013-2014 136

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2012-2013 135 [PDF]
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2011-2012 134 [PDF]
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2010-2011 133 [PDF]
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2009-2010 132 [PDF]
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2008-2009 131 [PDF]
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 Current Degree Plan (Fall 2013)

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
ENGL 104 - Comp. and Rhetoric 3 hrs
ENGR 111 - Foundations in Engr. I 2 hr
MATH 151 - Engineering Math 11 4 hrs
PHYS 218 - Mechanics 4 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective2 3 hrs
KINE 198 1 hr
Total Credit Hours17 Hours

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CHEM 107 - Gen. Chem for Eng. Students  3 hrs
CHEM 117 - Gen Chem for Eng. Stu. Lab 1 hr
ENGR 112 - Foundations in Engr. II 2 hrs
MATH 152 - Engineering Math II 4 hrs
PHYS 208 - Electricity and Optics 4 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective2 3 hrs
KINE 199 1 hrs
Total Credit Hours18 Hours

NOTES:

  1. Entering students will be given a placement test in mathematics. Test results will be used in selecting the appropriate starting course which may be at a higher or lower level.
  2. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, and 6 from POLS 206 and POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the political science and history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CSCE 113 - Intermediate Prog and Design 2 hrs
CSCE 222 - Discrete Struct. for Computing 3 hrs
ECEN 248 - Digital Sys Design 4 hrs
MATH 251 - Engr Math III 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours15 Hours

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CSCE 221 - Data Struct. and Algo. 4 hrs
ECEN 214 - Electrical Circuit Theory 4 hrs
MATH 308 - Differential Equations 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective1 3 hrs
STAT 211 - Principles of Statistics I 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 Hours

NOTES:

  1. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, and 6 from POLS 206 and POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CSCE 313 - Intro to Computer Systems 4 hrs
CSCE 350 - Cop Arch and Design 4 hrs
CSCE 481 - Seminar 1 hr
ECEN 314 - Signals and Systms 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours15 Hours

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CSCE 315 - Programming Studio 3 hrs
CSCE 462 - Microcomputer Sys 3 hrs
ECEN 325 - Electronics 4 hrs
ECEN 454 - Digital Int. Circuit Des. 3 hrs
MATH 311 - Topics in Applied Math I 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours16 Hours

NOTES:

  1. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, and 6 from POLS 206 and POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
ENGR 482 - Ethics and Engineering 3 hrs
ENGR Elective3 3 hrs
Area Elective2 3 hrs
Area Elective2 3 hrs
Area Elective2 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours15 Hours

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CSCE 483 - Computer Sys Design 3 hrs
Area Elective2 3 hrs
Area Elective2 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective1 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours15 Hours

NOTES:

  1. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, and 6 from POLS 206 and POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses.
  2. 15 hours if area electives chosen in consultation with academic advisors.
  3. Three hours of course work to be approved by student's advisor.