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(Archive) Computer Engineering (CMPEN)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Summer Session 2001

Computer Engineering (CMPEN) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR DALE A. MILLER, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The mission of the faculty of the undergraduate Computer Engineering program at Penn State is to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to pursue a productive lifelong career in industry or to engage in further study at the graduate level. Students participate in a balanced program of instruction covering the basic principles of the design and application of computer systems. The program includes coverage in breadth and depth of basic science, engineering, and abstract concepts of information handling. Students specialize in and are prepared for careers in the design, analysis and use of hardware, software, and systems. The program is structured to ensure that graduates have a clear understanding of the design and the applications of computers, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge throughout their professional careers.

Specifically, graduates shall be able to:

  • Apply principles of computer engineering to the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of computer systems.
  • Articulate engineering designs effectively in both oral and written formats to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Use state-of-the-art tools, technologies, and software to solve problems in such diverse areas as operating systems, hardware design and synthesis, compiler design, modern programming languages, database technologies, architectural simulation, knowledge representation, image processing and computer vision.
  • Work and think independently and participate in groups, including interdisciplinary groups, in an effective, professional and ethical manner.

For the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, a minimum of 129 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 105-106 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (74 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], 014 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1], 212 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CSE 120(3)[1], 260(3)[1], 271(3)[1], 275(1), E E 210(4)[1], MATH 220 GQ(2), 231(2), 250(3), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
CSE 312(3)[1], 331(3)[1], 465(3)[1], E E 310(4)[1], 317(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3), STAT 418(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CSE 411(3), 428(3), 430W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (25-26 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3)[1] or CSE 103 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3) or 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Students must select 18 credits from program-approved lists: one course each from groups a, b, and c and 3 additional courses from lists a, b, and c (must include a minimum of 3 credits of engineering science and 2 credits of engineering design) (Sem: 5-8)
a. CSE 413(3), 418(3), 431(3), 458(3), 471(3)
b. CSE 412(3), 447(3), 477(3)
c. CSE 421(3), 441W(3), 481(3), 485(3), 486(3)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)
Select 6 additional credits (Theses credits may include co-op credits, additional credits from courses listed under additional courses, or other credits with approval of the program office.)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-106 & 28-06-048E

Review Date: 03/14/00

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