Computer Engineering, BS

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering teaches students the necessary skills to design, analyze, and build electromechanical systems. Computer engineering is a field that includes elements of computer science, electrical engineering, software development, and mechanical engineering. Computer engineering emphasizes hardware integration with software or electrical systems. Although similar to electrical engineering, computer engineering provides more teaching in the areas of programming, sensors, and actuators. A student with a degree from this program will be well prepared to pursue an advanced degree in engineering or computer science or to pursue a technical career in industrial and technological environments. 

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process works as follows:

  1. Student applies and is accepted to Utah Tech
  2. Student designates their major as Pre-Engineering (pursuing Associate of Pre-Engineering)
  3. Student passes the following courses with a C- or better:
  •  CS 1400
  •  CS 1410
  •  MATH 1210
  •  MATH 1220
  •  PHYS 2210
  •  PHYS 2215
  1. Student meets with the engineering advisor to ensure that required courses are complete and to make an academic plan
  2. Student's major is switched from Pre-Engineering to Computer Engineering

Program Curriculum

125.5 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Computer Engineering Required Courses

ENGL 3010Professional Writing and Business Ethics (Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2010, or equivalent placement score)3
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA) (Prerequisites: MATH 1010 and MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 or MATH 1080, or equivalent placement score)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
MATH 2250Differential Equations and Linear Algebra4
MATH 3400Probability & Statistics3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
CS 2420Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures3
CS 2450Software Engineering3
CS 2810Computer Organization and Architecture3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
CS 3310Discrete Mathematics3
CS 3410Distributed Systems3
CS 3400Operating Systems3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
and Circuits Lab
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
ECE 1200MATLAB and Arduino1
ECE 2700
ECE 2705
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Lab
ECE 2280
ECE 2285
and Microelectronics Lab
ECE 3730
ECE 3735
Embedded Systems I
and Embedded Systems I Lab
ECE 3500Signals and Systems 3
ECE 4730
ECE 4735
Embedded Systems II
and Embedded Systems II Lab
ECE 4500Digital Signal Processing 3
ECE 4005CE Product Design I3
ECE 4015CE Product Design II3

Computer Engineering Tech Elective Courses 

Complete 9 credits from the following:
Any ECE 4xxx (excluding ECE 4000, 4005, 4010, 4015, 4500)
Any MECH 4xxx (excluding MECH 4000, 4010)
Any MTRN 4xxx (excluding MTRN 4000, 4010)
NOTE: Only 3 credits may be from research and design practicum (ECE 4800R, MECH 4800R, MECH 4860R)
NOTE: 3 credits must have an ECE prefix (excludes research and design practicum)
NOTE: All other courses require approval from the Engineering Department

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 125.5 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in all Computer Engineering Required Courses and Tech Elective Courses.
  6. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam