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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Computer Engineering (B.S.Cmp.E.)

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Program: B.S.Cmp.E.
Department of Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~ engr.ipfw.edu

Educational Objectives

As a framework for the continuous improvement policy, the Computer Engineering program has adopted a set of program educational objectives (PEOs) that describe the anticipated accomplishments of our graduates 3-5 years after graduation.

The Computer Engineering program’s educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  • Function and communicate effectively to solve technical problems.
  • Advance professionally to roles of greater computer engineering responsibilities, and/or by transitioning into leadership position in business, government, and/or education.
  • Participate in life-long learning through the successful completion of advanced degree(s), continuing education, and/or engineering certification(s)/licensure or other professional development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community by applying technical skills and knowledge to support various service activities.

The student learning outcomes for the computer engineering degree are as follows:

  • Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering problems
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design, perform, and simulate experiments, to analyze data, and to interpret results
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design a computer system, component, or process that meets desired specifications and requirements
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to function on engineering and science laboratory teams as well as on multidisciplinary design teams
  • Graduates will use modern engineering tools to analyze computer engineering problems
  • Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Graduates will communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms
  • Graduates will have the confidence for self education and the ability for lifelong learning. They will have a broad education to understand the impact of engineering on society and demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues

Computer engineers design, develop, and manage systems that process, store, and transmit information. These systems include personal computers, workstations, mainframe computers, computer networks, and all of their various components. Computer engineers are particularly involved in the design and development of “embedded” computers used in aircraft, automobiles, communication systems, biomedical instruments, industrial robots, and household appliances. Designing these systems raises both hardware and software issues; a computer engineer typically has the hardware background of an electrical engineer and the software background of a computer scientist. Computer engineers can choose to specialize in areas such as very large scale integrated (VLSI) systems design, embedded systems, electronic design automation and networks, and communications. IPFW offers state of-the-art knowledge in all areas of computer engineering such as computer architecture, software engineering, and robotics.  In addition to traditional classes, our curriculum includes an innovative set of common first-year courses, integrated design experiences, hands-on laboratories, and a two-semester capstone project in which students design, build, and test a device.

Degree Requirements

To earn the B.S.Comp.E. at IPFW, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ); you must also complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 36

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 9

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 2

Required Mechanical Engineering Courses Credits: 3

Technical Elective Courses Credits: 12

Total Credits: 128

GPA Requirement

All engineering & technical elective courses must have a combined minimum GPA of 2.0

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