To prepare our students to reach their full potential in computer engineering research and industrial practice through a curriculum emphasizing the mathematical tools, scientific basics, fundamental knowledge, engineering principles, and practical experience in the field.
The Computer Engineering Program seeks to impart to each student:
- Broad knowledge in the fundamental theories, techniques, and tools relating to computer engineering.
- The ability to apply computer engineering principles in solving problems, creating products, and improving performance in hardware and software applications.
- A continuing commitment to the advancement of science, lifelong education, professionalism, and interest in education and mentoring for the coming generations of students.
- An understanding of the social, business, technical, and human context of the world in which their engineering contributions will be utilized.
Upon completion of this program, students will have:
- Acquired strong basic knowledge and skills in those fundamental areas of mathematics, science, and engineering necessary to facilitate specialized professional training at an advanced level. Developed a recognition of the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- Experienced in-depth training in state-of-the-art specialty areas in computer engineering.
- Benefited from hands-on, practical laboratory experiences where appropriate throughout the program. The laboratory experiences will be closely integrated with coursework and will make use of up-to-date instrumentation and computing facilities. Students will have completed both hardware-oriented and software-oriented assignments.
- Experienced design-oriented challenges that exercise and integrate skills and knowledge acquired during their course of study. These challenges may include design of components or subsystems with performance specifications. Graduates should be able to demonstrate an ability to design and test a system, analyze experimental results, and draw logical conclusions from them.
- Learned to function well in multidisciplinary teams and collaborative environments. To this end, students must develop communication skills, both written and oral, through teamwork and classroom participation. Teamwork and individual originality will be evidenced through written reports, webpage preparation, and public presentations.
- Completed a well-rounded and balanced education through required studies in selected areas of fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. This outcome provides for the ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. A required course in engineering ethics will have prepared students.
The Computer Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org