Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Offered By: College of Engineering and Technology

Gain Foundational Concepts With a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree from Grand Canyon University can teach you the foundational skills and competencies to potentially pursue a technology career. Computer engineering is a broad field at the intersection of computer science and electrical or electronic engineering. Computer engineers specialize in the design of computer hardware. If you’re fascinated by technology and interested in pursuing a STEM career, a BS in Computer Engineering may be right for you.

If you enjoy mathematics, sciences and computers, a bachelor’s in computer engineering may be ideal for students who seek career versatility in an evolving field. With the help of our knowledgeable faculty, you have the opportunity to study hands-on skills for your future career. Our collaborative environment supports active learning in lab and lecture courses with access to our designated computer labs. This degree teaches the principles and best practices of computer hardware design and engineering standards. Students in this program work as part of a team, collaborating and inspiring teammates toward innovation and excellence in computer engineering, electronics, project engineering and beyond.

Transform Your Future: Take Computer Engineering Courses

Computer engineering is a specific field of engineering that combines electrical engineering and computer science. The duties of a computer engineer may vary based on the specialization and skills of the individual. However, a computer engineer may also carry out tasks such as:1

  • Designing microcontrollers, microprocessors, circuits and other hardware components
  • Developing and designing new computers and supercomputers
  • Repairing and/or improving existing computer hardware
  • Creating and implementing new processes and solutions to be used for computer programs
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Computer engineers typically consider networks, security and hardware and software development as part of their ongoing tasks, with an emphasis on computer hardware. As a computer engineering student at GCU, you will take courses pertaining to hardware design and development. Through lectures and hands-on experimental learning on related content areas, you will practice applying compliance and engineering standards, including engineering design methodology, engineering fabrication tools and computer engineering designs.

Exploring Essential Computer Engineering Skills

Aspiring computer engineers should have a variety of skills, including both technical and soft skills.2 This bachelor’s degree in computer engineering can teach and assess competency in relevant skills, such as:

  • Foundational concepts of computer programming through a combination of informative lectures and engaging hands-on activities
  • Principles and best practices of electrical engineering (including circuits)
  • Statistical process control, proper engineering experimental design and techniques for analysis
  • Lecture and laboratory concepts, structure and mechanisms of computer operating systems

Throughout this degree program, you will be taught concepts in computer science as it relates to hardware engineering. This includes recent hardware and software developments in computer engineering. As a computer engineering student, you can explore concepts around designing and configuring computer hardware systems and related applications within some of the following:

  • Personal computers
  • Automobile controls
  • Cell phones
  • Wearable technologies

Career Paths for Graduates With a BS in Computer Engineering

A bachelor’s in computer engineering can teach a firm foundation in information technology and computer engineering competencies. These skills can provide you with the opportunity to pursue careers such as:

  • Architectural and engineering manager
  • Software developer
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Computer network architect

In these, and other career possibilities, you may have the opportunity to translate the concepts taught in this degree program to practical applications and work toward advancing in the everchanging technology field.

STEM Degrees From an Institutionally Accredited University

Earning your STEM degree from an accredited university is crucial for ensuring the quality and recognition of your education. GCU is proud to have achieved institutional accreditation — emphasizing the quality of instruction is delivered by dedicated faculty members who are knowledgeable in their fields.

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering FAQs

Before deciding on a bachelor’s in computer engineering degree, you may have some questions. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the computer engineering field and degree program at GCU. If you still have questions, fill out the Request Info field at the top of the page to speak to a university counselor.

Although computer engineering professionals specialize in designing and working with computer hardware, they do still need to know how to code software. Furthermore, by learning how to use computer programming languages, you may be able to work toward making yourself a more competitive job applicant.3 Students in GCU’s computer engineering program develop algorithms and practice implementing them with the C and Python programming languages. They also examine assembly language and object-oriented real-time programming.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates job growth for computer hardware engineers to increase by about 5% from 2022 to 2032, faster than average, accounting for an estimated increase of 3,600 jobs in the field.4 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, anticipated growth in the need for computer hardware engineers may be driven by their crucial role in designing components for a wide array of manufactured goods, including household appliances, medical devices and automobiles, all of which rely on processors and various hardware elements.4

If you’re passionate about working with computers and the potential of using technology to develop and improve systems, then either a degree in computer science or computer engineering may be a good fit for you. If you’re not quite sure which one is better suited to your career goals and interests, it’s worth taking a look at their differences. The main difference is that computer science encompasses both hardware and software, whereas computer engineering emphasizes hardware (although computer engineers must also be familiar with software and programming).1 Furthermore, computer science emphasizes theory, research and analysis, whereas computer engineering typically emphasizes hands-on applications.1

Both majors can prepare you to pursue a STEM job. Before making your decision, consider your opportunities to seek specialization and utilize your secondary interests. For example, your interests might align with video game development, in which case you might consider pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Game and Simulation Development. Alternatively, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics may be a good choice for individuals interested in data analytics.

While this may vary among employers and job duties, a degree in computer engineering may be the first step to becoming a computer engineer, though some employers may accept applicants with a degree in electrical engineering or a similar program. The degree should be from an accredited school. In addition, computer engineers typically need strong math and science skills, along with soft skills like communication, analytical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving.4

In addition to extensive math and science courses, a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering includes courses that teach:

  • Design of advanced embedded systems
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Chemistry topics such as solubility equilibrium, electrochemistry and the principles of chemical kinetics
  • Physics topics such as electricity, magnetism, optics and electromagnetic waves
  • Fundamentals of analog and digital control systems
  • Calculus that includes methods of integral, multivariable and vector calculus
  • Current trends in computer architecture focusing on performance measurement, instruction sets, computer arithmetic, design and control of a data path, pipelining, etc.

For a well-rounded education, students at GCU are encouraged to find a greater purpose in embracing their Christian identity and the Christian worldview by glorifying the Word of God within their academics. Through a college education rooted in the biblical teachings of Christ, you will be encouraged to become an ethical servant leader who strives to make a positive impact on your community.

This STEM degree may support your passion for engineering, innovation and computer hardware design. Request information today and prepare for a potential career as a computer engineer.

 

1 Indeed (2023, Aug. 2). Computer science vs. computer engineering: key differences. Retrieved on Sept. 19, 2023.

2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023, Sept. 6). How to become a computer hardware engineer. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on Sept. 19, 2023.

3 Indeed (2023, March 10). 10 important skills for computer engineers (with tips). Retrieved on Sept. 19, 2023.

4 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer Hardware Engineers retrieved on Sept. 9, 2023.

TOTAL CREDITS & COURSE LENGTH:
Total Credits: 128
Campus: 15 weeks
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TRANSFER CREDITS:
Up to 90 credits, only 84 can be lower division
TUITION RATE:
Campus: $8,250 per semester [More Info]

Course List

General Education Requirements:
34-40 credits
Major:
88 credits
Open Elective Credits:
0-6 credits
Degree Requirements:
128 credits

General Education Requirements

General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Requirements

Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.

Course Options

  • UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
  • UNV-103, University Success: 4
  • UNV-303, University Success: 4
  • UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.

Course Options

  • UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
  • ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
  • ENG-106, English Composition II: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.

Course Options

  • CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
  • CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.

Course Options

  • MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
  • MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
  • PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
  • BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.

Course Options

  • HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
  • PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
  • SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4

Required General Education Courses

Course Description

This is the first course of a two-semester introduction to chemistry intended for undergraduates pursuing careers in the health professions and others desiring a firm foundation in chemistry. The course assumes no prior knowledge of chemistry and begins with basic concepts. Topics include an introduction to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry and chemical reactions, the gas laws, thermodynamics, chemical bonding, and properties of solutions. Co-Requisite: CHM-113L.

Course Description

The laboratory section of CHM-113 reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Experiments include determination of density, classification of chemical reactions, the gas laws, determination of enthalpy change using calorimetry, and determination of empirical formula. Co-Requisite: CHM-113.

Course Description

This course is founded in the application of mathematics to engineering problems and processes. The course begins with foundations in algebraic manipulation, progresses into trigonometric models, complex numbers, signal processing, introduction to matrices and system equations, differentiation and integration, and differential equations all applied to the solution to engineering problems. Course content cannot be met by a transfer course. Prerequisite: MAT-154. Co-Requisite: ESG-162L.

Course Description

The engineering math labs are the hands on applications of the foundational mathematics concepts applied to engineering problems in the engineering math course. The labs will apply algebra, trigonometry, matrices, differential and integral calculus, and differential equations to various engineering problems. Course content cannot be met by a transfer course. Prerequisite: MAT-154. Co-Requisite: ESG-162.

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of the engineering design methodology and the product development process.. Students will learn the importance of listening to the voice of the customer and how to incorporate those desires into a product using design for X principles. Students will develop verification and validation tests and learn how those become formalized qualification or acceptance processes. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L or MAT-154 or higher subsequent math course.

Course Description

This course introduces students to engineering documentation, tolerances, and standards. Typical fabrication tools common in a machine shop and the impact those tools have on design details will be covered. The students will work on several multi-disciplined projects through the semester. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L. Co-Requisites: ESG-210 and ESG-251.

Course Description

This course is a calculus-based study of basic concepts of physics, including motion; forces; energy; the properties of solids, liquids, and gases; and heat and thermodynamics. The mathematics used includes algebra, trigonometry, and vector analysis. A primary course goal is to build a functional knowledge that allows students to more fully understand the physical world and to apply that understanding to other areas of the natural and mathematical sciences. Conceptual, visual, graphical, and mathematical models of physical phenomena are stressed. Students build critical thinking skills by engaging in individual and group problem-solving sessions. Prerequisite: MAT-262. Co-Requisite: PHY-121L.

Course Description

This calculus-based course utilizes lab experimentation to practice concepts of physical principles introduced in the PHY-121 lecture course. Students are able to perform the proper analysis and calculations to arrive at the correct quantifiable result when confronted with equations involving gravity, sound, energy, and motion. Prerequisite: MAT-262. Co-Requisite: PHY-121.

Course Description

This course covers the basics of managing an engineering project, including: project planning, initiating of the project, implementation of the project plan, and completion of the project. Students will learn how to pitch their idea for funding, both in written form and in oral form, as well as how to prepare a formal written funding proposal. The class will cover the basics of engineering economics and introduce how this topic is covered on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Throughout the semester, the students will use the management and economic concepts learned to develop a portfolio and proposal for a capstone project to be completed in the following year. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: ESG-210 and ESG-220.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the principles of computer engineering design. Students will learn to produce computer engineering designs that consider system requirements, engineering standards, and regulatory compliance. Students will apply engineering sciences, economics, and standards to design digital devices, circuits, and systems to solve real-world problems. Hands-on activities focus on the design and integration of different subsystems. Prerequisite: CEE-312. Co-Requisite: ESG-451.

Course Description

This project-based course will consolidate the student’s knowledge of the computer engineering design process, from concept to manufacturing. It provides depth to the design process that enables students to contribute to the solution of real-world engineering problems. Prerequisite: CEE-473.

Core Courses

Course Description

This course provides a rigorous treatment of the concepts and methods of elementary calculus and its application to real-world problems. Topics include differentiation, optimization, and integration.  Software is utilized to facilitate problem analysis and graphing. Prerequisite: MAT-261 or ESG-162/162L.

Course Description

This is the second course of a two-semester introduction to chemistry intended for undergraduates pursuing careers in the health professions and others desiring a firm foundation in chemistry. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and/or skill in solving problems involving the principles of chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and thermodynamics; understanding chemical reactions using kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics; comparing and contrasting the principal theories of acids and bases; solving equilibrium involving acids, bases, and buffers; describing solubility equilibrium; describing terms associated with electrochemistry and solving problems associated with electrochemistry; and describing the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM-113 and MAT-154 or higher. Co-Requisite: CHM-115L.

Course Description

The laboratory section of CHM-115 reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Experiments include determination of rate law, examples of Le Châtelier’s principle, the use of pH indicators, buffer preparation, experimental determination of thermodynamic quantities, the use of electrochemical cells, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Prerequisites: CHM-113L and MAT-154 or higher. Co-Requisite: CHM-115.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the basics of computer programming. Students will learn to develop algorithms to solve engineering problems, and the implementation of those algorithms in the C language. This course will include using C program for embedded devices for interacting with the world around them. Topics include assembly language, C programming language, and real time programming. MATLAB will be taught in the course to introduce students to rapid development tools and allow for flexibility in prototyping. Concepts of Object Oriented (OO) programming will be included in the MATLAB section of this course. Hands-on activities focus on writing code that implements concepts discussed in lecture and on gaining initial exposure to common microcontrollers. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L or MAT-261.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the basics of computer-aided design. Students will learn to produce great designs using computer-aided design software. Topics include 2-D and 3-D design and modeling, mechanical tolerances, and electrical and mechanical design integration. Hands-on activities focus on the design and integration of different subsystems, electrical and mechanical. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L.

Course Description

This course provides a rigorous treatment of the concepts and methods of integral, multivariable, and vector calculus and its application to real-world problems. Prerequisite: MAT-262.

Course Description

This course focus is on the analysis of two- and three-dimensional forces on a system in an equilibrium (static) state. Further, it discusses real world applications for static analyses via simple trusses, frames, machines, and beams. Additional topics covered include properties of areas, second moments, internal forces in beams, laws of friction, and static simulation in Solidworks. Prerequisite: PHY-121, PHY-121L, ESG-251.

Course Description

This course provides students with a strong foundation in core areas of electrical engineering. Students will learn the main ideas of circuits and their enabling role in electrical engineering components, devices, and systems. The course offers in-depth coverage of AC & DC circuits, circuit analysis, filters, impedance, power transfer, applications of Laplace transforms, and op-amps. Prerequisites: MAT-262, PHY-121 and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122, PHY-122L, EEE-202L.

Course Description

The laboratory section of EEE-202 reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Hands-on activities focus problem solving using scientific computation tools, simulations, and various programming languages. Prerequisites: MAT-262, PHY-121 and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122, PHY-122L, EEE-202.

Course Description

This course focuses on solutions and qualitative study of linear systems of ordinary differential equations, and on the analysis of classical partial differential equations. Topics include first- and second-order equations; series solutions; Laplace transform solutions; higher order equations; Fourier series; second-order partial differential equations. Boundary value problems, electrostatics, and quantum mechanics provide the main context in this course. Prerequisite: MAT-253 or MAT-264.

Course Description

This calculus-based course is the second in a 1-year introductory physics sequence. In this course, the basics of three areas in physics are covered, including electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. The sequence of topics includes an introduction to electric and magnetic fields. This is followed by the nature of light as an electromagnetic wave and topics associated with geometric optics. The final topic discussed in the course is quantum mechanics. Prerequisites: MAT-264, PHY-121, and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122L.

Course Description

This course utilizes lab experimentation to practice concepts of physical principles introduced in the PHY-122 lecture course. Some of the topics students understand and analyze involve the relationship between electric charges and insulators/conductors, magnetism in physics, energy transformations in electric circuits, the relationship between magnetism and electricity, and how they relate to the medical industry. Prerequisites: MAT-264, PHY-121, and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122.

Course Description

This project-based course will cover the design and implementation of a microcontroller embedded system. Students will learn embedded system architecture, assembly language programming, interfacing to peripherals, interrupt handling, and debugging/troubleshooting techniques and tools. Prerequisite: ESG-111.

Course Description

This class will introduce statistical process control and teach proper engineering experimental design and analysis techniques. Concepts introduced will include process variability, statistical controls, factorial, blocking and confounding as applied to engineering problems. Prerequisite: MAT-262.

Course Description

Apply the stochastic process to the modeling and solution of the engineering problems. The course introduces the students to modeling, quantification, and analysis of uncertainty in engineering problems; all building into an introduction to Markov chains, random walks, and Galton-Watson tree and their applications in engineering. Prerequisite: MAT-364.

Course Description

This course is intended primarily for mathematics, science, and engineering students. The goal of the course is to impart the concepts and techniques of modern linear algebra (over the real scalar field) with a significant level of rigor. Students write clearly about the concepts of linear algebra (definitions, counterexamples, simple proofs), and apply theory to examples. The course emphasizes the practical nature of solutions to linear algebra problems. Students implement some of these solutions, where appropriate, as computer programs. Prerequisite: MAT-264 or MAT-253

Course Description

This class will cover the design and application of digital logic circuits, including combination and sequential logic. Students will analyze, design, verify, and test logic circuits as applied to solve engineering problems. The class will cover a range of mathematical objects, algorithms, number theory, and counting. Prerequisites: MAT-262 and EEE-212.

Course Description

This course bridges theoretical mathematical foundations and practical implementation of circuits and computer algorithms. The course presents applications in engineering, physics, feedback and control, communications, and signal processing. Topics covered include: CT and DT signals and systems, linearity, time-invariant systems, causality, transient and steady state responses, Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, Z transforms, sampling, state variables, and feedback systems. Prerequisites: MAT-364, EEE-202 and EEE-202L. Co-Requisite: MAT-345, EEE-213L.

Course Description

The laboratory section of EEE-213 reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Hands-on activities focus problem solving using scientific computation tools, and various programming languages. In particular, students work on system simulation and real-time signal processing. Prerequisites: MAT-364, EEE-202 and EEE-202L. Co-Requisite: MAT-345, EEE-213.

Course Description

This course introduces students to data structures and algorithms. Students will learn the computational procedures for processing input data to obtain the desired output, including algorithm design, testing, and troubleshooting. Students will learn how to implement algorithms and numerical methods in a programming language. Prerequisite: EEE-212.

Course Description

This course presents the fundamentals of analog and digital control systems. Analysis and design of linear control systems using physical system models. Analysis and control of nonlinear systems are introduced. Hands-on activities focus on the design, assembly and testing of electronic control systems. Prerequisites: EEE-213 and EEE-213L.

Course Description

This course combines hardware and firmware design aspects of embedded systems. Students will learn how to design an embedded system from the ground up, applying fundamentals of discrete mathematics and digital logic. Hands-on activities will focus on problem solving using scientific computation tools and programming. This is a project-based course, in which the students will design FPGA and microcontroller-based hardware and develop embedded software to solve real-world problems. Prerequisite: EEE-315.

Course Description

This course develops the foundations of electrical communications and differences between analog and digital modulation. Main topics covered include: analog signal transmission and reception, effects of noise in analog communications, sampling, digital information sources, entropy, source coding, waveform coding, and PCM Digital transmission through AWGN through band-limited channels. The laboratory reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Hands-on activities include channel coding, wireless and mobile networks, and signal processing using Matlab. Prerequisites: EEE-213 and EEE-213L, EEE-302, and MAT-374 OR ESG-374 and ESG-384.

Course Description

The first capstone course provides students the opportunity to work in teams to tackle real world applied research and design projects in their chosen area of interest. Students develop a project proposal, conduct a feasibility study, learn to protect intellectual property, develop teamwork skills, budgets, and a schedule for completing the project. Students conduct extensive research, integrate information from multiple sources, and work with a mentor through multiple cycles of feedback and revisions. Students use this course to further develop technical writing and business presentation skills. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: ESG-395.

Course Description

This course introduces current trends in computer architecture with a focus on performance measurement, instruction sets, computer arithmetic, design and control of a data path, pipelining, memory hierarchies, input and output, and a brief introduction to multiprocessors. The laboratory reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Hands-on activities focus on writing assembly language code that implements concepts discussed in the lecture course, focusing on registers, processes, threads, and I/O management. Prerequisites: (CST-210 and CST-215), or EEE-315.

Course Description

This course builds on knowledge acquired in previous courses on advanced circuits to expand the coverage of the design and analysis of integrated circuit amplifiers and the design and analysis of feedback amplifiers. Specific topics covered in this course may include: electronics and manufacturing of integrated circuits, microwave/RF amplifiers, linear amplifiers, mixers, and advanced digital and analog circuits. The laboratory reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Hands-on activities focus on the design, assembly, and testing electronic circuits that use diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: EEE-302, STG-242, and STG-242L.

Course Description

The second capstone course provides students the opportunity to implement and present the applied research project designed, planned, and started in the first capstone course. The capstone project is a culmination of all the learning experiences in an engineering program. Students conduct extensive research, integrate information from multiple sources, and work with a mentor through multiple cycles of feedback and revision. Prerequisite: ESG-451.

Course Description

This course explains the concepts, structure, and mechanisms of modern operating systems. The course covers computational resources, such as memory, processors, networks, security, and how the programming languages, architectures, and operating systems interact. The laboratory reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture. Hands-on activities focus on writing a shell that implements process management, file management, and I/O management. Prerequisite: CST-307 or SWE-350.

Course Description

This course introduces advanced topics in computer engineering, with emphasis on current research and innovations. Utilizing scientific research and journal publications, students will learn about the most recent hardware and software developments in computer engineering. Prerequisites: EEE-320 and CEE-473.

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