Computer Engineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering

For information, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 260 Garland Hall (513-529-0741).

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC/ABET 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700,

Computer engineering combines elements of electrical engineering and computer science to design and operate devices and/or systems incorporating computers as components. It seeks to interface appropriate software to digital hardware in creating computer-centric products and services. The field of computer engineering requires the ability to understand and apply mathematics, science, and software development techniques; to research concepts and apply modeling method, to simulate and test working conditions and their impact on the designed systems, and to synthesize different elements in order to obtain the optimum design of a specific product.

The increasing sophistication in products and systems requires industry to hire academically qualified computer engineers who can apply modern techniques and methods of engineering. Examples include computer-aided design, computer assisted engineering, computer-vision embedded systems, intelligent control and power systems, and robotics.

The computer engineer of the 21st century must be able to think critically in broader contexts because problems in contemporary society are not only technical but also social and economic in nature. This program provides the student with a broad computer engineering education enhanced by courses in manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, economics, humanities, social science, global perspectives, and liberal arts.

Graduates have the opportunity to work in a diverse spectrum of professional fields. These vary from research to design, development to manufacturing, and technical sales to production. Many computer engineers work in manufacturing-related areas such as in the analysis and design of varied products as well as in non-technical sectors of the economy such as business, law, and management. Graduates will also be prepared to continue their education at the graduate level.

The computer engineering curriculum provides students with a sound foundation in basic science, mathematics, humanities, communication skills and technical subjects. Design project and teamwork, as well as ethics and professional responsibilities of an engineer are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Educational Objectives

Miami’s Computer Engineering program alumni will:

  • Demonstrate the application of modern tools and methodologies to computer engineering problems and decision making.
  • Develop solutions and make professional decisions with an understanding of the impact on societal, economic, global, and environmental issues.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, leadership and teamwork skills that contribute to the success of their organizations.
  • Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethical practices, continuous improvement, and lifelong learning.

To achieve these objectives, we expect our graduates to attain the following program outcomes upon their graduation:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • an ability to function in multi-disciplinary environments.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global societal context.
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Credit/No Credit Policy

All required engineering and computing courses and prerequisite mathematics and statistics courses must be taken for a grade.

Program Requirements: Computer Engineering

(129 semester hours minimum)

Core Requirements (40 hours)

CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry and Lab (3, 2) (MPF IVB, LAB)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)

ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) (MPF V) or

MTH 153 Calculus I (4)

MTH 222 Linear Algebra (3)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4)

MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

MTH 347 Differential Equations (3)

PHY 181,183 The Physical World and Lab (4, 1) (MPF IVB, LAB)

PHY 182,184 The Physical World and Lab (4, 1) (MPF IVB, LAB)

Computer Science (12 hours)

CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

CSE 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)

CSE 274 Data Abstraction and Data Structures (3)

CSE 381 Operating Systems (3)

General Engineering (4-8 hours)

EAS 101 Computing, Engineering, and Society (1)

EAS 102 Problem Solving and Design (3) or equivalent

ECE/MME 448 Senior Design Project I (2)

ECE/MME 449 Senior Design Project II (2)

Required Electrical and Computer Engineering (33 hours)

ECE 205 Electric Circuit Analysis I (4)

ECE 287 Digital Systems Design (4)

ECE 289 Computer Organization (3)

ECE/MME 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (3)

ECE 304 Electronics (3)

ECE 306 Signals and Systems (3)

ECE 345 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3)

ECE 387 Embedded System Design (4)

ECE 425 Digital Signal Processing (3)

ECE 461 Network Performance Analysis (3)

Professional Computer Engineering Electives (9 hours)

ECE 291 Renewable Energy Systems (3)

ECE 325 Applied Electromagnetics (3)

ECE 414 Introduction to VLSI Circuit and System Design (3)

ECE 426 Biomedical Signal Analysis (3)

ECE 427 Radar Signal Processing (3)

ECE 428 Real-Time Digital Signal Processing (3)

ECE 429 Digital Image Processing (3)

ECE 430 Electromagnetics in Wireless Sensing and Communications (3)

ECE/MME 436 Control of Dynamic Systems (3)

ECE 453 Communication Systems (3)

ECE 465 Introduction to GPS (3)

ECE 475 Software Receiver Technologies (3)

ECE 491 Power Systems Engineering (3)

ECE 493 Power Electronics (3)

ECE 495 Electric Machinery and Drives (3)

General Technical Electives (3 credits)

Choose 3 credits from the following list:

Additional courses from the Professional Computer Engineering Electives list

CSE 201, 241, 273, 283, 385, 386, 443, 464, 467, 471, 486

MTH 331, 432, 438, 441, 451, 453

PHY 286, 291/293, 341, 421, 423, 441

MME 211 or CPE 219 (not both), MME/CPE 314

General Technical Electives are subject to the following rules:

Courses cannot double-count as both Professional Computer Engineering Electives and General Technical Electives.

Other courses may be approved by petition.

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