2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. 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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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 contexts
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

For More Information

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

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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