2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Engineering, Computer Engineering Concentration, BSE


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The course requirements are identical for all concentrations in the freshman year. Beginning in the first half of sophomore year, a group of courses will either send the student toward computer engineering and electrical engineering concentrations, or another group of courses will direct the student toward mechanical engineering and materials engineering concentrations. Therefore, students must determine their area of concentration no later than spring of their freshman year to register appropriately for the first semester of their sophomore year.

For the first semester of the junior year and all subsequent semesters, the student is required to select engineering courses in their chosen concentration. Fulfilling the requirements of a double concentration is possible between either computer and electrical engineering, or materials and mechanical engineering. The program of study is shown below for the freshman year.

Mathematics and Science Prerequisite Courses


In order to graduate within four years, first-year students who are considering majoring in engineering must take the following mathematics and science prerequisite courses:

Computer Engineering Concentration Courses


Computer engineering concentration courses may be taken in any order allowed by prerequisites, but consideration should be given to the effect this will have on selection of a capstone design project in EG 497 /EG 498  during the senior year. The senior design topic should be derived from the 300- and 400-level engineering courses taken prior to beginning the senior design course sequence. These courses and the 400-level engineering courses taken during the senior year provide the technical basis for the project. The junior and senior years should be planned during the second semester of the sophomore year when the student formally selects their specific engineering concentration. Concentration courses in computer engineering are listed below:

An example of a typical program of courses follows:


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Spring Term


Senior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


Other Course Options


With the approval of the department chair, other engineering courses may be pursued through the Baltimore Student Exchange Program (BSEP). These courses must be at the junior/senior level, and care must be taken to ensure that institutional course prerequisites are satisfied.

Study abroad programs are possible, depending on the courses that are available. Study abroad programs require review and approval of the student's major advisor.

Key:


* Required for major.
**Terms may be interchanged.
*** Eligible for double counting toward a second concentration.

Notes:


  1. Engineering cannot be taken as an interdisciplinary major.
  2. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

Second Engineering Concentration


It is possible for a student to concentrate in both electrical and computer engineering. They can add the second concentration by completing three rather than four of the concentration courses listed in the second concentration area. The student's single engineering elective can be used to take one of the second concentration courses. Electives can be used to take the other two. Substitutions for these concentration courses require the permission of the department chair.

The reason that only three courses are required for the second concentration is that a course from the first concentration may be double-counted as detailed below:

  • A student concentrating in computer engineering may count EG 474  toward the electrical engineering concentration.
  • A student concentrating in electrical engineering may count EG 485  toward the computer engineering concentration.

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