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College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [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 mathematics, physics, electrical engineering and computer science by developing successful careers and/or postgraduate study relating to digital system design, embedded systems, computer architecture, software design and development and/or project management; 2) meet the demands and challenges of the ever-changing computer-related professions by assessing multiple design solutions and finding creative applications of fundamental engineering principles; 3) adopt the scientific method as the cornerstone of their lifelong education and use their broad understanding of human institutions, achievements and values to become leaders in their chosen fields of endeavor; 4) display unwavering high ethical standards; and 5) contribute to the needs of, and in other ways enhance, their 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.

Computer Engineering majors may substitute PHY 200  for one of their Natural and Physical Science Core courses, and they may take up to 19 credits in up to three semesters at Elizabethtown without paying a credit overload fee. Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Computer Engineering major will have their Humanities Core requirement waived.

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