First Year Undergraduate Curriculum

Freshman year curriculum is identical for most engineering undergraduate degree programs. Undergraduate students are admitted to the College of Engineering with a preference for the major noted on their admissions application and follow the same first-year engineering curriculum. The entry-to-a-major (ETAM) process is designed for students to take ownership of their future to identify at least three majors that are a good match for their career goals and academic performance.

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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 computer engineering (CSE) 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.

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Learn more about program outcomes and ABET Accreditation here.

Degree Plans and Instructions

Academic Year Catalog Number Degree Plan Upper Level Tracks Engineering Electives 4 Year Sequence Instructions
2016-2017 139 PDF-full, PDF PDF PDF

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2015-2016 138 PDF-full, PDF PDF PDF PDF-Table, PDF-chart PDF
2014-2015 137

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