2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Computer Engineering, BSCE

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Program Description:

Computer engineers research, design, create, manufacture, test, and improve computer systems. The focus of this major is on hardware and the integration of hardware and software. Your laboratory experience in design, experimentation, observation, implementation, and discovery will complement the theoretical portion of this degree program.

You will cover the design, construction, and overall operation of computer systems with a focus on hardware. This will include the study of:

  • Digital circuits
  • Embedded systems programming languages
  • Operating systems

This ABET-accredited program (Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org) is ideal for anyone. We pride ourselves on having well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, small class sizes, opportunities for undergraduate participation in funded projects, and a flexible program for working professionals. You will have the opportunity to truly reach your fullest potential here.


The Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) is nationally recognized for its high quality of education and research. Our energetic, innovative, and multidisciplinary faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and innovative research programs at the leading edge of computer science and engineering. We have long-standing collaborations with vibrant local, state, and national computer industries including Wright Patterson Air Force Based.

Come and explore the small campus atmosphere where you can feel the sense of community, diversity, and intellectual vigor.

Educational Objectives:

Within five years after graduation, graduates of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program shall::

  • demonstrate employer and peer-recognized expertise as computing and engineering professionals with the ability to analyze, design, and evaluate solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • demonstrate adaptability to evolving technology and workforce needs through sustained learning applicable to the computer engineering discipline through self-study, professional training programs, and graduate education.
  • demonstrate engagement in social, ethical, professional, and leadership responsibilities to the discipline through teamwork, professional societies, and computing and engineering-related activities within the community.
  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a broad spectrum of hardware and software components and their interactions within modern computational systems.
  • demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and working with others of diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering will have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 42 Hours

Mathematics: 4 Hours

Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Natural Science: 10 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

  • Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Additional courses in MTH, STT, CHM, BIO, PHY, or EES appropriate for EES appropriate for science or engineering majorsCredit Hour(s): 3

II. Computer Science and Engineering Courses: 59 Hours

A. Required Computer Science Courses: 11 Hours

B. Required Computer Engineering Courses: 25 Hours

C. CS/CEG Electives: 12 Hours

At least 9 hours must be at the 4000 level

D. Other Required Engineering Courses: 11 Hours

III. Mathematics and Science Courses: 11 Hours

A. Required Mathematics/Statistics Courses: 11 Hours

IV. General Electives: 8 Hours

Electives may be from any area of study approved by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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