2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Combined Computer Engineering, BS & Computer Science, MS


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The combined B.S. in Computer Engineering/M.S. in Computer Science program allows students to earn a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science in 5 years. Up to 9 semester credit hours of graduate electives at the CS/CEG 6000/7000 may be double-counted and applied to both the B.S. and M.S. degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Full-time student
  • Computer engineering major
  • Have accumulated between 60 and 90 credit hours toward degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Overall GPA in computer science and engineering courses of at least 3.2
  • Complete the admission application

Once admitted to the program, the student must complete a program of study for the M.S. in Computer Science.

B.S. Program Learning 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.

M.S. Program Learning Objectives

Students who complete the Master of Science in computer science will:

  • Have the ability to apply abstract reasoning to complex problems in computer science, and
  • Have the ability to solve a broad range of problems through the application of current computer science techniques

B.S. 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.

M.S. Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master’s of Science program in Computer Science shall:

  • Have the ability to apply abstract reasoning to complex problems in computer science, and
  • Have the ability to solve a broad range of problems through the application of current computer science techniques.

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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 42 Hours


Mathematics: 4 Hours


Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Required

Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Natural Science: 10 Hours


Required

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 3000 level or higher: 3 Hours


D. B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives: 9 hours


9 credit hours must be at the CS/CEG 6000/7000 level

E. Other Required Engineering Courses: 11 Hours


III. 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

V. Non-Thesis Option: 21 hours


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Computer Science core classes or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives.

A. Program Requirements:


Minimum 30 CS/CEG graduate credit hours. This includes credit hours taken as Dual Credit Electives. At least 16 credit hours must be in CS courses.

6 credit hours of CS/CEG core courses

12 additional credit hours of CS/CEG courses at the 7000/8000 level

Maximum of 12 credit hours of CS/CEG 6000 level courses, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study

​Completion of all requirements in 6 years

B. CS/CEG core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Computer Science Core Courses or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives.

C. CS/CEG 7000/8000 level courses


Total of 12 credit hours at the CS/CEG 7000/8000 level required including those taken as Dual Credit Electives

D. CS/CEG 6000 level courses


Maximum of 12 credit hours at the 6000 level, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study

CS/CEG 6000 level courses may include Dual Credit Electives

V. Thesis Option: 21 hours


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Computer Science core classes or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives

A. Program Requirements:


Minimum 30 CS/CEG graduate credit hours. This includes credit hours taken as Dual Credit Electives. At least 16 credit hours must be in CS courses.

6 credit hours of CS/CEG core courses

6 additional credit hours of CS/CEG courses at the 7000/8000 level

Maximum of 9 credit hours of CS/CEG 6000 level courses, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study

Maximum of 9 credit hours of thesis

Submission of an approved CS master’s thesis

Completion of all requirements in 6 years

B. CS/CEG core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Computer Science Core Courses or Computer Science/Computer Engineering Electives.

C. CS/CEG 7000/8000 level courses


Total of 6 credit hours at the CS/CEG 7000/8000 level required including those taken as Dual Credit Electives

D. CS/CEG 6000 level courses


Maximum of 9 credit hours at the 6000 level, including a maximum of 3 credit hours of independent study.

CS/CEG 6000 level courses may include Dual Credit Electives

E. Thesis: 9 hours maximum


Submission of an approved CS Master’s thesis

Total: 141 hours


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