2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Computer Engineering, BSCE


Program Description:

Imagine creating the “next big thing.”

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.

Overview

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.

Student 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


Required

Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Natural Science: 10 Hours


Required

Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours


  • MTH 2310 - Calculus II 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.