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BS Computer Engineering - MS Electrical Engineering

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The objective of this program is to provide an accelerated path for interested undergraduate students in computer engineering to complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCPE) and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degrees with an integrated curriculum, which can be completed in five years. Students enter the co-terminal degree program at the beginning of their third year of study with advanced planning in the fourth year courses to support the curricular requirements in the fifth (final) year.

The undergraduate portion of the curriculum for this co-terminal degree program puts emphasis on both theory and practical applications of computer engineering. Computer engineering involves the design and application of computer hardware and computer software. Computer hardware consists of the physical components that implement a computer system: processor and memory chips, circuit boards, and peripheral devices. Computer software consists of computer programs that accomplish a specific task using sequences of simple, programmable steps.  

The graduate portion of the curriculum for this co-terminal degree, the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program, builds a strong foundation across several areas of study within electrical engineering and specialization within one area, which includes an option to pursue thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Areas of study include communication and signal processing; computers and microelectronics; and power and control systems.

The following requirements should be satisfied:

  • Enrolled in BSCPE program
  • Completed at least 65 credit hours of study toward BSCPE degree with minimum overall GPA of 3.25
  • Completed at least 15 credit hours of ECE coursework with minimum (major) GPA of 3.25

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering / Master of Electrical Engineering Co-Terminal Degree

Required Courses

Cr.-hr.

ECE major requirements 28
ECE 100, 211, 213, 218, 242, 311, 441, 485
Computer Science Major Requirements 16
CS 115, 116, 330, 331, 351, 450
Mathematics Requirements 24
MATH 151, 152, 251, 252, 474 and MATH 333 or 471
Physics Requirements 11
PHYS 123, 221, 224
Chemistry Requirement 3
CHEM 122
Engineering Science Course Requirement 3
MMAE 200 or MMAE 320
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements 21
(per General Education specifications)
Junior Computer Engineering Elective  3/4
ECE 307, 308, 312, or 319
Science Elective 3
BIOL 105, BIOL 107, BIOL 114, BIOL 115, MS 201, or CHEM 126
Professional Computer Engineering Electives  6/8
400-level ECE courses identified with (P) in the course descriptions, or 400-level CS courses except CS 401, CS 402, CS 460, CS 461 or CS 485. A maximum of 3 credit hours of ECE 491, CS 491, ECE 497, or CS 497 may be used.
Hardware-design Elective 4
ECE 429 or ECE 446
Computer Systems/Software Elective 3/4
ECE 407, ECE 408, ECE 443, ECE 449, CS 425, or CS 487
Interprofessional Projects 6
Graduate Professional ECE Electives  18
Electives at the 500-level or higher must satisfy major and minor requirement rules and course selection rules defined for MSEE three areas (Communications and Signal Processing, Computers and Microelectronics, and Power and Control).
Graduate ECE or Technical Electives 6
  • MSEE students with thesis option must use these 6 credit hours for thesis (ECE 591)
  • MSEE students with non-thesis option must select with advisor approved 400-level (excluding 494 and 497) or higher courses from engineering, computer science, mathematics, or science.
TOTAL 155 to 159

BSCPE/MSEE Curriculum

Semester 1

Cr-hr

Semester 2

Cr-hr
MATH 151 Calculus I 5 MATH 152 Calculus II 5
CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry I 3 PHYS 123 General Physics I 4
CS 115 Obj.-Oriented Programming I 2 BIOL 107, 115, or CHEM 126, or MS 201 3
ECE 100 Introduction to the Profession 3 CS 116 Obj.-Oriented Programming II 2
Social Science Elective 3 HUM 102 or 104 or 106 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 17
 

Semester 3

Cr-hr

Semester 4

Cr-hr

MATH 252 Intro. to Differerntial Equations 4 MATH 251 Multivar. & Vector Calculus 4
PHYS 221 General Physics II 4 PHYS 224 Gen. Physics III for Engineers 3
ECE 211 Circuit Analysis I 3 ECE 213 Circuit Analysis II 4
ECE 218 Digital Systems 4 ECE 242 Digital Computers/Computing 3
CS 331 Data Structures & Algorithms 3 CS 330 Discrete Structures 3
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 17
 

Semester 5

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Semester 6

Cr-hr

MMAE 200 or 320          3 ECE 307308312, 319 3/4
ECE 311 Engineering Electronics  4 CS 450 Operating Systems 3
CS 351 Systems Programming 3 MATH 374 Probability & Statistics 3
MATH 333 or MATH 471 3 IPRO Interprofessional Project 3
Humanities Elective (300-level or higher) 3 Social Science Elective 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15/16
 

Semester 7

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Semester 8

Cr-hr

ECE 441 Microcomputers 4 Professional CPE Elective 3/4
ECE 485 Computer Org. & Design 3 ECE 429 or ECE 446 4
Computer Systems/Software Elective 3/4 IPRO Interprofessional Project 3
Professional CPE Elective 3/4 Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective (300-level or higher) 3 Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
TOTAL 16/18 TOTAL 16/17
 

Semester 9

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Semester 10

Cr-hr

Graduate Professional ECE Elective 3 Graduate Professional ECE Elective 3
Graduate Professional ECE Elective 3 Graduate Professional ECE Elective 3
Graduate Professional ECE Elective 3 Graduate Professional ECE Elective 3
Graduate Professional ECE or Tech. Elective 3 Graduate Professional CPE or Tech. Elective 3
Total 12 Total 12