Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State University Park

Computer Engineering (CMPEN) - ARCHIVE

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 2005
End Date: Summer Session 2006

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. Graduates of the program will have experienced a balanced program of instruction that covers a range of practical aspects of the design and utilization of computer systems for information processing. These include breadth and depth in basic science, engineering, and abstract concepts of information handling. Students will specialize in and be prepared for careers in the design, analysis and use of hardware, software and systems. The program is structured in such a way that graduates have a clear understanding of the design and applications of computers and are able to apply this knowledge throughout their professional careers. In particular within a few years after graduation, graduates in computer engineering should be able to:

  1. Successfully enter a graduate degree program.
  2. Complete an assigned portion of a significant hardware/software project that meets the specifications and complies with time and budget constraints.
  3. Lead a design team in a significant hardware and/or software project.
  4. Function as an engineer or graduate student in an ethical manner.
  5. Engage in lifelong learning, keeping up to date with current engineering practice and tools.
  6. Effectively communicate with co-workers and/or customers in both domestic and multi-cultural environments.

For the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, a minimum of 126 credits is required. This baccalaureate program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700; or www.abet.org.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27 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: 108-109 credits
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 9 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 (28-29 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)
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100A GWS(3) or CAS 100B GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
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 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-07-015

Review Date: 06/14/05

Comments

EN

Search
CourseInfo

Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.



Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking