2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Computer Engineering, BSCMPE


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About the Program


Apply Now Computer engineering is re-shaping our world. Advances in hardware, coupled with powerful software, a new generation of algorithms, and an ever-expanding list of applications, are changing how we live, work, and have fun. Computer engineering is the reason why our smart phones are getting smarter, manufacturing is becoming more efficient, and virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence are gaining momentum. As a computer engineer, you can specialize in computer architecture, embedded systems, computer networking, software engineering, virtual reality, or intelligent systems. So if you want to be part of something big, think about studying computer engineering.

As an ABET-accredited engineering program, PNW’s program for the Bachelor of Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering fulfills the educational requirements for PE licensure in Indiana and all states of the US

Degree Requirements


  • 122 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C- required for MA 16300, 16400, and 26100; PHYS 15200
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for all ECE courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (32 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (12 Credits)


  • Computer Electives (9 Credits) - Any three (3) courses selected from a list approved by the ECE faculty.
  • Free Electives (3 Credits) - The free elective, subject to approval by the advisor, can be almost any three-or-more credit course.  Not allowed are math, science, and technology courses that are lower-level than the required courses; such as MA 15900 or 16019, CHM 10000, PHYS 22000, ECET 20900 and 21000; and FM and MSL courses.

Total 122 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C- required for MA 16300, 16400 and 26100, as well as PHYS 15200; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for all ECE courses; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (16 Credits)


Semester 8 (16 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Senior Engineering Design I - Prerequisite: ENGL 30700 and ECE 31200. Department permission required.

Note 2: Computer Engineering Electives - Any three courses selected from a list approved by the ECE faculty.

Note 3: Ethics for the Professions, PHIL 32400 - Please use section reserved for engineering students if available.

Note 4: The free elective, subject to approval by the advisor, can be almost any three-or-more-credit course.  Not allowed are math, science, and technology courses that are lower-level than the required courses; such as MATH 15900 or 16019, CHM 10000, PHYS 22000, ECET 20900 and 21000; and FM and MSL courses

Students who do not receive a grade in a required ECE course that meets the minimum or better required for their plan of study in three attempts, including grades of W, will not be allowed to continue in Electrical or Computer Engineering programs.

Continuing students cannot transfer in credit for a required ECE course without prior approval of the Undergraduate Committee.

Students may elect to add a minor in Computer Science.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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