Computer Engineering, BS
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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The admissions process works as follows:
- Student applies and is accepted to Utah Tech
- Student designates their major as Pre-Engineering (pursuing Associate of Pre-Engineering)
- Student passes the following courses with a C- or better:
- CS 1400
- CS 1410
- MATH 1210
- MATH 1220
- PHYS 2210
- PHYS 2215
- Student meets with the engineering advisor to ensure that required courses are complete and to make an academic plan
- Student's major is switched from Pre-Engineering to Computer Engineering
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|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
Exploration GE must be fulfilled with either a BIOL or CHEM GE course to meet ABET accreditation requirement for 30 credits of math and science.
Computer Engineering Required Courses
|ENGL 3010||Professional Writing and Business Ethics (Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2010, or equivalent placement score)||3|
|MATH 1210||Calculus I (MA) (Prerequisites: MATH 1010 and MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 or MATH 1080, or equivalent placement score)||4|
|MATH 1220||Calculus II (MA)||4|
|MATH 2250||Differential Equations and Linear Algebra||4|
|MATH 3400||Probability & Statistics||3|
& PHYS 2215
|Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)|
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
& PHYS 2225
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
|CS 1400||Fundamentals of Programming||3|
|CS 1410||Object Oriented Programming||3|
|CS 2420||Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures||3|
|CS 2450||Software Engineering||3|
|CS 2810||Computer Organization and Architecture||3|
|CS 3005||Programming in C++||3|
|CS 3310||Discrete Mathematics||3|
|CS 3410||Distributed Systems||3|
|CS 3400||Operating Systems||3|
& MECH 2215
and Circuits Lab
& MECH 2255
|Sensors & Actuators|
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
& MECH 3205
|Systems & Controls|
and Systems & Controls Lab
|ECE 1200||MATLAB and Arduino||1|
& ECE 2705
and Digital Circuits Lab
& ECE 2285
and Microelectronics Lab
& ECE 3735
|Embedded Systems I|
and Embedded Systems I Lab
|ECE 3500||Signals and Systems||3|
& ECE 4735
|Embedded Systems II|
and Embedded Systems II Lab
|ECE 4500||Digital Signal Processing||3|
|ECE 4005||CE Product Design I||3|
|ECE 4015||CE Product Design II||3|
Computer Engineering Tech Elective Courses
|Complete 9 credits from the following:|
NOTE: 3 credits must have an ECE prefix (excludes research and design practicum)
NOTE: All other courses require approval from the Engineering Department
- Complete a minimum of 125.5 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
- Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Grade C- or higher in all Computer Engineering Required Courses and Tech Elective Courses.
- Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam