Computer Engineering encompasses studies of hardware, software, and systems issues that arise in the design, development, and application of computer systems. Computer engineers are particularly well suited to address the particular challenges that exist as computing systems interact with the real, physical world. This includes sensing, actuation, timing, security, and computing systems with widely varying form factors (ranging from servers to mobile devices to the Internet of Things (IoT). The degree requires 120 units including core courses, common courses, and technical electives.
Students working toward a BSCoE degree must meet all requirements for an engineering degree from the McKelvey School of Engineering
. Required courses, technical electives, and the senior project cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis. In addition, there are the following departmental course requirements:
|CSE 131||Computer Science I||3 units|
|CSE 132||Computer Science II||3 units|
|ESE 230||Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Circuits||4 units|
|ESE 232||Introduction to Electronic Circuits||3 units|
|CSE 240 |
or Math 310
|Logic and Discrete Mathematics|
Foundations for Higher Mathematics
|CSE 247||Data Structures and Algorithms||3 units|
|CSE/ESE 260||Introduction to Digital Logic and Computer Design||3 units|
or Math 3200
or QBA 120
& QBA 121
or Psych 300
|Probability and Statistics for Engineering|
Elementary to Intermediate Statistics and Data Analysis
Managerial Statistics I
and Managerial Statistics II
Introduction to Psychological Statistics
|CSE 361S||Introduction to Systems Software||3 units|
|CSE 362M||Computer Architecture||3 units|
|CSE 422S||Operating Systems Organization||3 units|
or CSE/ESE 465M
|Computer Systems Design|
Digital Systems Laboratory
*Each of these core courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
|At least 18 units of technical electives, drawn from either of the following:|
- CSE courses with suffixs S, M, T, or A.
- ESE courses at the 300-level or higher.
The above can include courses at the graduate level; however, they must still meet one of the two criteria above. Up to 6 units of Independent Study (CSE 400E, CSE 497-CSE 499, ESE 400, ESE 497) can count toward technical electives. There is no limit as to how many independent study courses can count toward the general 120 units.
|Math 131||Calculus I||3 units|
|Math 132||Calculus II||3 units|
|Math 217||Differential Equations||3 units|
|Math 233||Calculus III||3 units|
or Physics 197
|General Physics I|
| 4 units|
or Physics 198
|General Physics II|
| 4 units|
|Natural Sciences elective ||3 units|
|CWP 100||College Writing 1 (unless waived)||3 units|
|Engr 310||Technical Writing||3 units|
|Humanities and social sciences electives ||18 units|
* Upon completing a course in the calculus sequence (Math 131-Math 132-Math 233) with a grade of C+ or better, the student may apply to receive credit for the preceding courses in the calculus sequence by following the Math department’s back credit policy.
The Natural Sciences requirement is for 3 units designated NSM (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) from any of the following departments: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Studies, or Physics. These courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
The College Writing and Humanities and Social Sciences requirements are those required of all students in the McKelvey School of Engineering.