Mar 03, 2024
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 five years of graduation, the computer engineering degree program will prepare graduates to:
- 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.
Each student must complete the following:
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
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3
Subtotal: Premajor hours: 48
Subtotal: Major hours: 47
- CPE Technical Electives†† Credit(s): 9
- Hardware/Software Electives Credit(s): 6
- Technical Electives† Credit(s): 6
§ 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.
€ 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 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: