Fenn College of Engineering

Bachelor's Degrees

Computer Engineering (B.C.E.)
At-a-Glance

Minimum hours required for the degree: 126. This does not include credits earned in the Engineering Cooperative Education Program and Orientation.

Admission to major: Admission to the Fenn College of Engineering.

Hours required for minor: There is no authorized minor in the Computer Engineering Program.

Evening Program: There is no evening program in Computer Engineering.

Accelerated 5-Year Bachelor/Master Program: An accelerated program that enables students to earn a Bachelor of Electrical or Computer Engineering degree as well as a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 5 years.

Advising: All students are advised by the faculty member currently serving as the departmental undergraduate adviser in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Phone: 216-687-2589.

Student organizations: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Eta Kappa Nu - Honor Society for Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Additional information: Students in the Computer Engineering Program choose areas of interest from technical electives in the senior year.

The Computer Engineering Program is a program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Computer Engineering Program emphasizes the use of computers in engineering systems, and interfacing of computers to physical systems; it is intended for those preparing to enter industry as well as those who wish to pursue graduate degrees in computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, or computer science.

The program includes a spectrum of courses and considerable laboratory experience. In addition, depth in computer engineering is provided by technical electives. This program is supported by the Department of Computer and Information Science.

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Program Objectives

The Computer Engineering Program is designed to produce graduates who are able to

  1. practice computer engineering
  2. define and diagnose problems, and provide and implement computer engineering solutions in industry, business, and government
  3. observe engineering ethics in the practice of computer engineering
  4. communicate effectively with technically diverse audiences
  5. collaborate with others as a member or as a leader in an engineering team
  6. develop their knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and keep current with advancements in computer engineering

Computer Engineering students are limited to two grades of D in EEC courses. Technical electives must be chosen from the available EEC elective courses.

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Program for Computer Engineering

First Year, Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 261 General Chemistry I

4

CHM 266 General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

ENG 100 Intensive College Writing OR ENG 101 College Writing

3

MTH 181 Calculus I

4

ESC 120 Introduction to Engineering Design

2

ESC 100 New Student Orientation*
Not required for transfer students

1

Total

14-15

 

 

First Year, Spring Semester

Credits

CIS 260 Introduction to Programming

4

CSC 121 Career Orientation**
**Required for co-op

1

ENG 102 English II or ESC 102 Technical Writing

3

MTH 182 Calculus II

4

PHY 243 University Physics I (Writing)

5

Total

16-17

 

 

Second Year, Fall Semester

Credits

EEC 310 Electric Circuits I

4

ESC 250 Differential Equations for Engineers

3

CIS 265 Data Structures and Algorithms

4

MTH 284 Matrices for Engineers

2

PHY 244 University Physics II (Writing)

5

Total

18

 

 

Second Year, Spring Semester

Credits

CIS 340 C/C++ for Systems Programming

2

EEC 311 Electric Circuits II

4

EEC 313 Electronics I

4

EEC 382 Digital Systems and Lab

4

General Education Elective

3

Total

17

 

 

Third Year, Fall Semester

Credits

CIS 345 Operating System Principles

4

EEC 316 Electronic Devices Laboratory

1

EEC487 Advanced Digital Systems

4

General Education Elective

3

EEC 414 Writing in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2

Total

14

 

 

Third Year, Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Elective

3

EEC 483 Computer Organization

4

ESC 282 Engineering Economy

3

MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics

4

PHL 215 Engineering Ethics (Writing)

3

Total

17

 

 

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

Credits

ESC 310 Engineering Statistics and Probability

3

EEC 488 Advanced Digital Lab

4

EEC 484 Computer Networks

4

EEC 421 Software Engineering

4

Total

15

 

 

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

Credits

EEC 490 Senior Design

4

EEC Technical Elective

4

EEC Technical Elective

4

General Education Elective

3

Total

15

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5-Year Bachelor/Master Accelerated Program

The five-year Bachelor/Master program is designed to attract the best current undergraduate students. The program is designed for students who demonstrate an interest in, and ability for, additional education beyond the bachelor's degree. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in graduate courses during their third (junior) and fourth (senior) year of study.

Application to the program:

Only enrolled CSU undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering students are eligible to apply for the Accelerated Bachelor/Master Program in Electrical Engineering. Students are eligible to apply after they have completed 60 credit hours, with at least 30 credit hours earned at CSU. To be eligible for admission to the program, the student must have

  • shown significant progress in their degree program,
  • a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher, and  
  • completed sixty credit hours, with at least 30 credit hours earned at CSU.

Application Process:

Students who wish to be considered for admission must complete and submit an application package to the Graduate Program Director of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Programs. A complete application must include

  • the Bachelor/Master Accelerated Program Application form,
  • two recommendation letters from ECE faculty, and
  • a one- to two-page written statement describing why and how this program will enhance the student's scholarly and career goals.

Program Details:

Students admitted to the joint, five-year Bachelor/Master program retain undergraduate status until they meet the requirements for the bachelor's degree, at which point they will receive the BEE or BCE degree. Once admitted to the combined program, the student may complete up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses while enrolled in the undergraduate program. These 12 credit-hours count toward both the undergraduate degree and the graduate degree requirements, either as electives or requirements. Upon receipt of the bachelor's degree, students who have a 3.0 or better average in their graduate courses will be guaranteed admission to the Graduate Program. They will have up to 12 hours of graduate coursework (and grades) placed on their graduate transcripts. Student must attend the next regular semester after receiving the undergraduate degree as a graduate student to continue in the program. Graduate students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 to remain in the program.

Honors students

The 500-level courses that are already counted as honors credits can be counted to satisfy the requirement of 12 credits of graduate courses of this program.

 

 

 

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