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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Engineering, B.S.


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Program Educational Objectives

Computer Engineers shape the way people work, play, live and learn in the modern world and develop the infrastructure and devices people can’t imagine living without. Computer Engineering is a dynamic and rewarding field that draws upon Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Computer Engineers solve today’s most challenging technology problems by applying their expertise in both hardware and software systems. Leveraging everything from the world’s smallest micro-controllers to the largest server farms on the planet, Computer Engineers have revolutionized modern entertainment, medicine, telecommunications, transportation, and Information Technology. Computer Engineering graduates find employment in positions requiring Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering expertise, are in high demand in virtually all industries, and are among the highest compensated specialties in engineering.

The objective of the computer engineering degree program is to prepare students for success as practicing engineers engaged in life-long learning and serving in leadership roles in their chosen career path. Specifically, within three to five years of graduation, graduates of the computer engineering degree will:

  • Establish themselves as practicing professionals meeting or exceeding the expectations of their employers.
  • Continue their professional development or pursue formal education to earn advanced degrees and/or certifications.
  • Demonstrate leadership in their professional endeavors and/or in their communities.

Degree Requirements


Each student must complete the following:

UK Core Requirements


See the UK Core section of this Catalog for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity


II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities


III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences


IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences


V. Composition and Communication I


VI. Composition and Communication II


VII. Quantitative Foundations


VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning


IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics


UK Core hours: 33


Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)


Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3


Subtotal: Premajor hours: 48


Subtotal: Major hours: 47


Electives


  • CPE Technical Electives†† Credit(s): 9
  • Hardware/Software Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Technical Electives† Credit(s): 6

Subtotal: Electives: 21


Total Hours: 128


Curriculum


§ Transfer students will take  EGR 215 - INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS , in place of EGR 101  and EGR 103 .

Δ Students must complete both EGR 101  and EGR 103  to fulfill the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement. Transfer students may satisfy the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement by taking EGR 215 .

* Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course.

† Technical elective may be selected from upper-division engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, or other technically-related fields excluding more elementary version of required courses. To be selected in consultation with academic advisor. If a student wishes to use CS 499  instead of CPE 490  and CPE 491  to fulfill the GCCR and senior design requirements, the student must receive approval from the DUS to select an additional technical elective that supports the proposed CS 499  project.

†† 400-level CS courses and 500-level CPE and EE courses with emphasis in the computer engineering area. To be selected in consultation with academic advisor.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


Second Semester


Hardware Electives


€ Hardware electives are senior level courses in the CPE or EE disciplines and shall be selected from the following list and/or selected in consultation with academic advisor:

Software Electives


~ Software electives are senior level courses in the CPE or CS disciplines and shall be selected from the following list and/or selected in consultation with academic advisor:

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