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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Computer Engineering (CENBD) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Spring Semester 2007 -UCA

Computer Engineering - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (CENBD)

This major provides students with a strong foundation in computer engineering through a combination of classroom study, design projects, and laboratory experience. Analysis and design of computer hardware and software systems are stressed. Built upon a core of science and mathematics courses, this major has the objective of educating graduates to be problem solvers. Students acquire the ability to work as members of a team toward successful attainment of a common goal, preparing them for industry or further study in graduate school. In addition, written and oral communication skills are developed from an early stage, culminating in a senior design project that stresses communication as well as engineering content.

In addition to completing a broad-based science core in mathematics, chemistry and physics, students pursue their interest in computer engineering by studying principles in digital hardware design, computer architecture, computer software, microelectronics, and computer data communications. The student will be required to analyze and solve a significant computer engineering design problem during the senior year.

Entrance Requirement: In addition to the Carnegie unit and minimum GPA requirements described by University policies, all students applying for entrance to any of the engineering majors at Behrend College must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA by the end of the semester prior to applying for entrance to the major and have completed, with a minimum grade of C: CHEM 012 GN(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), and PHYSICS 211 GN(4). These courses must be completed by the end of the semester during which the admission to major process is carried out.

Students must take E E 210(4), EE BD 324(4), EE BD 421(3); CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CMPSC 201F GQ(3); CSE 271(3) and CSE 275(1); select 6 credits from CENBD 431(3), CENBD 451W(3), CENBD 453(3), CENBD 455(3), CENBD 461(3), CENBD 463(3), CENBD 465(3), CENBD 467(3), or EE BD 422(3), for a total of 24 credits (at least 6 credits must be at the 400 level). Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses required for the minor.

For the B.S. degree in computer engineering, a minmum of 130 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300-and 400-level course in the major field.

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

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

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

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

ELECTIVES: 1 credit

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

PRESCRIBED COURSES (93 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], CHEM 014 GN(1)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CSE 103 GQ(4), CSE 120(3)[1], CSE 260(3), CSE 271(3)[1], CSE 275(1)[1], E E 210(4)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], MATH 220 GQ(2)[1], MATH 230(4)[1], MATH 250(3)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 1-4)
CENBD 431(3), CENBD 451W(3), CENBD 452(3), CENBD 453(3), CMPBD 410(3), EE BD 324(4), EE BD 326(4), EE BD 421(3), STABD 303(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CENBD 455(3), CENBD 463(3), CENBD 480(3), CENBD 481(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3) or ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits of technical elective courses from school-approved list. (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-4.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-01-016

Review Date: 01/17/02

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