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Computer Engineering (CMPEN) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Computer Engineering - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (CMPEN)

PROFESSOR RAJ ACHARYA, 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 126 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)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 102-103 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], CHEM 014 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CSE 120(3)[1], CSE 260(3)[1], CSE 271(3)[1], CSE 275(1), E E 210(4)[1], MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 231(2), MATH 250(3), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
CSE 331(3)[1], CSE 431(3)[1], CSE 465(3)[1], E E 310(4)[1], E E 317(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3), STAT 418(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CSE 411(3), CSE 428(3), CSE 430W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (22-23 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 ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 9 credits from CSE 447(3), CSE 458(3), CSE 471(3), CSE 472(3), CSE 473(3), CSE 477(3), CSE 478(3), CSE 485(3), CSE 486(3), E E 453(3), E E 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from any 400-level CSE course (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from department list (Students may apply up to 6 credits of ROTC and 3 credits of Co-op.)

[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 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-03-033

Review Date: 11/25/03

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