Engineering Science Degree, Computer Engineering Area of Concentration
Computer engineering, sometimes mixed with systems engineering, is one of the newest disciplinary specializations to be found in engineering schools. It deals with all aspects, both hardware and software, of the computer industry. Many of the topics covered by this field were formerly spread out among a variety of departments, including electrical engineering and computer science. Indeed many computer engineering programs are still handled as subdivisions within an electrical engineering department.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in programming and digital circuits.
- Design simple systems using computing theory and numerical methods in the area of Computer Engineering.
- Use appropriate computer application software in computer engineering.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in computer engineering. See all engineering transfer agreements.
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Career possibilities include energy auditor, security management specialist, wind energy project manager, compliance manager, and computer systems analyst.
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A suggested course sequence for students follows.
- All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
- Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
- Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
- All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ENGL 102 - Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- MATH 181 - Calculus I 4 semester hours (MATF)
- CHEM 135 - General Chemistry for Engineers 4 semester hours
- CHEM 132 - Principles of Chemistry II 4 semester hours
- ENES 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design 3 semester hours (NSND/GEEL)
- CMSC 203 - Computer Science I 4 semester hours
- MATH 182 - Calculus II 4 semester hours
- PHYS 161 - General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat 3 semester hours (NSND)
- Arts Distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
- CMSC 204 - Computer Science II 4 semester hours
- ENEE 244 - Digital Logic Design 3 semester hours
- MATH 282 - Differential Equations 3 semester hours
- PHYS 262 - General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- Humanities Distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
- CMSC 207 - Introduction to Discrete Structures 4 semester hours
- ENEE 207 - Electric Circuits 4 semester hours
- ENEE 222 - Elements of Discrete Signal Analysis 4 semester hours
- ENEE 245 - Digital Circuits and Systems Laboratory 2 semester hours
- Behavioral and Social Science Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.
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