About the Program
The Computer Engineering (CPE) program offers the Bachelor of Science degree major.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is a discipline with historical foundations in computer science and electrical engineering. It is concerned with the study of a variety of topics including circuit design, programmable logic, computer design, computer programming, data communication, machine intelligence, robotics, the algorithmic solutions of problems, and the various representations of information including numeric, alphabetic, visual, audio and sensory. In the modern society, the Computer Engineering discipline will also deal with secure computing in Web information, space and industry systems. This discipline deals with effective ways to represent and manipulate information, algorithms to process information, hardware systems and technologies to run software, design methodologies for hardware and software systems, and engineering techniques for ensuring the accuracy and cost effectiveness of these processes.
Students majoring in Computer Engineering must meet the following curriculum and are required to complete all General Studies courses, program pre-requisite courses, elective courses and core courses with a grade required for graduation. Technical elective courses must be approved by the program coordinator or department chair. Students who are considering a major in Computer Engineering are expected to consult with CPE faculty for advising.
Students are encouraged to enroll in an internship/cooperative education program through the University's C2 Hub to gain valuable work experience.
A full-time student may complete the program in four years (eight semesters).
Student outcomes are used to evaluate the students and support the program educational objectives. The students in the Computer Engineering program are expected to attain the outcomes (1) through (7) as defined by ABET Criterion 3, Student Outcomes.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.