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College Catalog 2016-2017 
College Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Computer Engineering:

Students will be able to:

  • Apply basic and advanced principles of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  • Understand and commit to professional and ethical responsibility.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  • Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning and professional growth.

  • Understand contemporary issues.

  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Computer Engineering major is offered in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and combines studies of engineering and computer technology, including both hardware and software. The Computer Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. Our computer engineering program is designed to prepare graduates who will: 1) Demonstrate a working knowledge of both the theory and application of mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and sustainable technologies by developing distinguished careers and/or postgraduate study relating to digital system design, embedded systems, computer architecture, software design and development, robotics and automation, intelligent systems, sustainable technologies, project management, and/or leadership in shaping related public or industry policy; 2) Meet the demands and challenges of the ever-changing computer-related professions by developing problem-definition skills, assessing multiple design solutions, finding creative applications of fundamental engineering principles, and communicating results in a professional manner. Learn to adapt and redesign as needed while adhering to, and perhaps influence change in, developing industry standards; 3) Adopt the scientific method as the cornerstone of lifelong learning, and use a broad understanding of human institutions, achievements, and values to become leaders in a chosen field. Contribute to relevant societies and strongly consider seeking Professional Licensing; 4) Display unwavering high ethical standards, and develop character that demonstrates the department’s and institution’s mission to “Educate for Service” including becoming stewards of our world with personal accountability and humility; 5) Contribute to the needs of, and in other ways enhance, local communities and the world at large by applying problem-solving skills and critical and independent thinking to a broad range of projects that can produce technical innovation aimed at satisfying the future needs of society. Help develop technologies that have a long-term benefit for humanity, and even help limit technologies when necessary for the common good.

Computer Engineering majors may substitute PHY 200  for one of their Natural and Physical Science Core courses. PH 275  is approved to satisfy Humanities Core. Students may take up to 19 credits in up to three semesters at Elizabethtown without paying a credit overload fee. Engineering and Physics students must earn a C- or better in ALL prerequisite Engineering and Physics courses to continue in the major.

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