Jan 17, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Computer Engineering:

Students will be able to:

  • identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Computer Engineering major combines engineering and computer science, including both hardware and software development. The Computer Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). 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 School’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 201  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.

Co-Operative Opportunity

Engineering students are also eligible to complete their degree under a co-op option. The Co-Op Program extends the 4-year degree into a 5-year program. Under this option, the students typically complete two 7-month co-op rotations. During these rotations the students work full-time at an approved co-op site, also maintaining their status as enrolled students at Elizabethtown College. During co-op semesters, students are charged $500 administrative fee and are registered for a zero credit, EGR 475 - Engineering Co-Op .

Scholarships and grants are deferred during co-op semesters. Financial aid is not awarded during co-op semesters. Any student participating in the co-op program should notify the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Students may choose to live on campus with standard room and board fees during co-op rotations, but must live in off-campus housing during the 5th year.

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