Electrical and Computer Engineering

BE in Computer Engineering

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The Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org .

ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Students in the computer engineering program develop an in-depth knowledge of digital systems, computers, software, networks, and communications systems. In addition to the core topics in electrical and computer engineering, students are exposed to subjects including microprocessors, operating systems, computer architecture, database systems, networks, electronics, control systems, software engineering, reconfigurable computing, communications systems, and telecommunications. This provides for a balanced coverage and an integration of hardware, software, and communications engineering. As part of the academic program, six credits of professional experience are also included in the last summer prior to graduation, to give students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience.  Students also have the choice to follow an Extended Experiential Learning Study Plan, which requires performing an extended professional experience for an extra semester (Fall or Spring, spanning 6 uninterrupted months) to further gain from working on real-life problems.

The broad scope of the program enables the students to pursue different career paths in the design and use of computing and communication systems. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment in the computer and communication industries, and may also select to pursue graduate studies.

The computer engineering program is credit-based and requires the completion of 150 semester hours. A typical schedule is listed below and extends over a four-year period including summer semester; students may select to take these courses over a longer period of time.

Mission

The Mission of the Computer Engineering Program is to educate each student to become a responsible, and productive, Computer Engineer who can effectively manage future challenges.

Program educational objectives

Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Computer Engineering program will:

Student outcomes

The students will acquire in their matriculation through the Program,  the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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 context.
  5. 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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Data

Enrollment Data   BE
Computer
Engineering
Academic Year 
2021-2022
283

 

Graduation Data   BE
Computer
Engineering
Academic Year
2021-2022
41

Curriculum

First year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4
MTH201 Calculus III 3
MTH207 Discrete Structures I 3
GNE212 Engineering Mechanics 3
COE201 Computer Proficiency 1

Spring

Number Course Cr
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
COE211  Computer Programming 4
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
ELE201 Electrical Circuits I 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3

Second year

Fall

Number Course Cr
COM203 Art of Public Communication 3
ELE302 Electrical Circuits II 3
ELE303 Electrical Circuits Lab 1
COE312 Data Structures 3
COE321 Logic Design 3
GNE331 Probability & Statistics 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
ELE401 Electronics I 3
ELE402 Electronics I Lab 1
ELE430 Signals and Systems 3
COE313 Data Structures Lab 1
COE322 Logic Design Lab 1
COE323 Microprocessors 3
Liberal Arts Curriculum 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
GNE303 Engineering Ethics 2
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
INE320 Engineering Economy I    3

Third year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ELE442 Control Systems 3
ELE443 Control Systems Lab 1
ELE537 Communication Systems 3
COE423 Computer Architecture 3
COE493 Professionalism in Engineering 3
COE324 Microprocessors Lab 1
COE414 Operating Systems 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
—- COE Elective 3
COE424 Digital Systems 3
COE425 Digital Systems Lab 1
—- ECE Elective 3
—- ECE Elective 3
ELE540 Communication Systems Lab 1
—- Engineering Elective 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
COE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year 

Fall

Number Course Cr
COE418 Database Systems 3
COE595 Capstone Design Project I 3
COE593 COE Application 3
COE Elective 3
COE Elective 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
GNE—- SOE Signature Course 3
COE416 Software Engineering 3
COE431 Computer Networks 3
COE596 Capstone Design Project II 3
—- COE Elective 3
—- Free Elective 3

Technical Electives (for students enrolled prior to Fall 2020)

ECE technical electives for both COE and ELE programs are grouped into four different tracks. A student must pick two tracks in which to take two different courses; the remaining 2 technical elective courses can be picked from any track. The four tracks and courses within each track are:

Track Course
  Number Title
Communications ELE531 Optical Fiber Communication
  ELE535 Information and Coding Theory
  ELE538 Noise in Communication Systems
  ELE539 Telecommunication Systems
Hardware COE521 Embedded Systems
  COE522 High Performance Computer Architecture
  COE527 VLSI Design
  ELE501 Microelectronics
  MCE410 Mechatronics System Design I
  MCE411 Mechatronics System Design II
Systems Engineering ELE420 Electromechanics
  ELE525 Faulted Power Systems
  ELE526 Renewable Energy Sources
  ELE529 Design and Operation of Smart Grids
  ELE553 Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems
  MCE540 Introduction to Bio mechatronics
Software & Theory COE543 Intelligent Data Processing and Applications
  COE544 Intelligent Engineering Algorithms 
  COE545 Information Security
  COE555 Queuing Theory
  ELE557 Simulation of Electronics Circuits
  COE554 Computer Vision and Deep Learning 
  ELE552 Digital Image and Video Processing and Compression 
No Track COE594 Undergraduate Research Project
  COE594H Undergraduate Research Project Honors

Technical Electives (for students enrolled in Fall 2020 or later)

A COE student must take four different courses from COE tracks; the remaining two technical elective courses can be picked from any track (COE or ELE).
Courses not assigned to a track can count as either COE or ELE

Track Course
  Number Title
COE tracks    
Computer Hardware COE521 Embedded Systems
  COE522 High Performance Computer Architecture
  COE527 VLSI Design
     
Computer Software and Networks COE599E Topics in Computer Software
  COE545 Information Security
     
AI Systems Engineering  COE554 Computer Vision and Deep Learning
  COE543 Intelligent Data Processing and Applications
  COE544 Intelligent Engineering Algorithms 
  COE599F Topics in AI Systems Engineering
     
ELE tracks    
Communication and Signal Processing ELE531 Optical Fiber Communication
  ELE535 Information and Coding Theory
  ELE538 Noise in Communication Systems
  ELE539 Telecommunication Systems
  ELE552 Digital Image and Video Processing and Compression
     
Integrated Circuits, Electronics, and Control ELE501 Microelectronics
  ELE557 Simulation of Electronic Circuits
  MCE410 Mechatronics System Design I
  MCE411 Mechatronics System Design II
  MCE540 Introduction to Biomechatronics
Electric Power and Energy Systems  ELE420 Electromechanics
  ELE525 Faulted Power Systems
  ELE526 Renewable Energy Sources
  ELE529 Design and Operation of Smart Grids
  ELE422 Power Systems
     
No Track COE555 Queuing Theory
  COE594 Undergraduate Research Project
  COE594H Undergraduate Research Project Honors
  ELE553 Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems

Engineering Electives

Any of the following courses may count as Engineering Electives:

Engineering Elective Signature Courses

* Except for ELE305, ELE391 and COE312, any COE/ELE course can be considered as a technical elective as long as it is not a required course. COE599/ELE599 could be taken more than once for credit when topics differ.

Liberal Arts and Science Curriculum - 18 credits

Core Courses - 6 credits

Number Course Cr
ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric 3
COM203 Art of Public Communication 3

Liberal Arts Electives - 12 credits

The additional 12 credits of Liberal Arts Electives should be taken as described here.

VIP courses

As of Fall 2021, those who are interested in the VIP program can register VIP courses that could count towards their degree as per the below list:

Current course Substituted by/VIP credits
SOE signature course [3–0, 3 cr.] Vertically Integrated Project
  • VIP 201  [1–0, 1 cr.]
  • VIP 202 [2–0, 2 cr.]
  • VIP 301 [1–0, 1 cr.]
  • VIP 302 [2–0, 2 cr.]
  • VIP 303 [3–0, 3 cr.]
Engineering Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]         VIP 401 [1–0, 1 cr.]
        VIP 402 [2–0, 2 cr.]
        VIP 403 [3–0, 3 cr.]

COE Study Plan with Extended Experiential Learning

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Course Map

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