General education (excluding math and science)
The General Education Requirements are comprised of three parts: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. In addition, U.S. Diversity requirements must also be met. For details, refer to the General Education section of the catalog. In order to satisfy both general education and other program requirements, in some of the general education areas students should select from the courses listed below:
Professional electives - 12 credits
Professional elective courses can be selected from 3000, 4000, or 5000 level engineering courses, computer science and informatics courses, or approved mathematics and science electives; excluding co-ops/internships. Of the 12 professional elective credits, 4 credits must be selected from the Computers and Algorithms list, and at least 4 credits must be from a 4000 or 5000 level course. Professional electives at the 5000 level require an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. Prior approval of the chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is required for ECE 4996 and ECE 4998 .
To enroll in 3000- or higher-level courses and to become candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in Computer Engineering, students must gain major standing. An application for major standing should be submitted prior to intended enrollment in 3000- or higher-level courses. Forms may be obtained from the SECS Undergraduate advising office or from the SECS website.
To gain major standing in Computer Engineering, students must:
A) have an average GPA of 2.0 in the following mathematics and science courses: MTH 1554 , MTH 1555 , APM 2555 , CHM 1430 (or CHM 1440 and CHM 1470 ), PHY 1610 (or PHY 1510 and PHY 1100 ), and PHY 1620 (or PHY 1520 and PHY 1110 )
B) have an average GPA of 2.0 in the following engineering core courses: EGR 1200 , EGR 1400 , EGR 2400 , EGR 2500 , EGR 2600 , EGR 2800 .
C) have no more than two grades below C in the required courses listed in A and B above;
D) have not attempted any course listed in A and B above more than three times. Students may petition to repeat a course a fourth time; and
E) have not repeated more than three different courses listed in A and B. Courses in which a W (withdrawal) grade is recorded will not be counted.
Conditional major standing may be granted in the semester in which the student will complete the courses listed in A and B above.
Satisfactory completion of the program requires a GPA of at least 2.0 within each course group: namely, mathematics and sciences, engineering core, and professional courses (including required professional subjects and professional elective). Within professional courses, at most two grades below C are permitted; at most two different courses may be repeated, and a total of three repeat attempts per course are permitted.
Sample computer engineering schedule
Students entering the School of Engineering and Computer Science with the required background may follow a schedule such as the one indicated below. However, students will need additional time to complete the program if they do not have the required background upon entrance to the program.