The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a dual degree in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering for those students that wish to pursue both degrees. Students will complete all of the requirements for both the BSCmpE and BSEE programs.
Our students, while drawn from diverse backgrounds, are all extremely able and committed to learning. IPFW delivers an exceptional educational experience to engineering students, encouraging collaboration and teamwork throughout the curriculum.
Student Learning Outcomes
As a framework for the continuous improvement policy, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has adopted a set of program educational objectives that describe the anticipated accomplishments of our graduates 3 - 5 years after graduation.
The ECE department’s program educational objectives are to produce graduates who:
- Function and communicate effective to solve technical problems
- Advance professionally to roles of greater engineering responsibilities and/or by transitioning into leadership positions in business, government, and/or education
- Participate in life-long learning through the successful completion of advanced degree(s) professional development, and/or engineering certification(s)/licensure
- Demonstrate a commitment to community by applying technical skills and knowledge to support various service activities
The graduates from the dual BSCmpE/BSEE program will demonstrate that they have:
a. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. An ability to design electrical and computer systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health & safety, manufacturability and sustainability
d. An ability to function as a team member on engineering projects, laboratory experiments, and/or multidisciplinary activities
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. An ability to communicate effectively
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
j. A broad knowledge of contemporary issues
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for engineering practice
General Education Requirements
Students in the dual Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering degree program will satisfy the IPFW General Education Requirements by taking the courses listed below.
1) This plan satisfies the competency requirements and the credit hour requirements
2) For B5 and B6, if the student selects a course that does not meet ALL outcomes for that competency, he/she must take another course that meets the rest of the outcomes for that competency
3) All courses used to satisfy the General Education Requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better
All dual degree students are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for their selected programs. Thus, it is essential that they develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing their academic career.
All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.