The small classes at Lawrence Tech allow you to actually get to know your professors. The depth and breadth of their experience was really surprising and beneficial.” Sarah Witting, BSCE’06, MSECE’07, Engineer, Nissan Technical Center
Computer engineers play an integral role in the design and maintenance of large systems that require sophisticated control,including aircraft, automobiles, medical instrumentation, telecommunication systems, and factory automation. They are a driving force behind most of today’s new technologies, including wireless communications, and with the expansion of computers into all facets of everyday life, they continue to be in great demand. Computer engineers design tech-nology for a wide variety of consumer, industrial, commercial, and military applications. Transportation, consumer electronics, aerospace, robotics – these are a few of the industries that hire large numbers of computer engineers.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University combines the best of electrical engineering and computer science. You will learn the fundamentals of circuits, systems, and software associated with the design of programmable systems used for general purpose computing, communications, control, or signal processing. While the program offers a strong foundation in computer science and electrical engineering, you will study mathematics and physics, which broaden your knowledge and understanding of the computer engineering field. Advanced courses provide you with depth in selected areas and exposure to the practice of engineering design, and you can take specialized elective courses in several areas. Computer engineering students are also positioned to pursue graduate programs in either computer science or electrical engineering.
Computer engineers need expertise in both the hardware and software aspects of computer technology, as well as the ability to blend the two to create optimum system designs. With this in mind, Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program offers you several courses that deal specifically with the challenge of integrated product design. In addition to the electrical engineering and computer science core, the program includes one math/science elective, two electrical engineering electives, and one computer engineering elective. The capstone senior project spans two semesters and involves the design, construction, and testing of a computer-engineering innovation. Past student projects include building computer controls for a jet engine, a computer-controlled on-board tire inflator, a fire-fighting robot, and a keyless door-entry system.
The computer engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engin-eering and Technology.
Why LTU?The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program at Lawrence Tech combines academic excellence with a wealth of practical experience. Co-op programs and industry-sponsored projects offer valuable contacts with leading companies and enable you to combine paid on-the-job experience with your studies. You can also participate in the Lear Entrepreneurial Program, which focuses on what it takes to create, promote, and market products and services. Another great opportunity is the Global Engineering program, which arranges for you to work and study abroad – an especially valuable experience in preparing you to compete in a global economy.
Your 132-credit-hour program consists of:
|Humanities (with emphasison leadership)||19|
|Basic Science, Communications,Computer Science, Math||52|
|Electrical/Computer Engineering Core||44|
For full curriculum see the undergraduate catalog.
Graduates with a degree in Computer Engineering have many career options:Aerospace
Objectives and Outcomes
To graduate computer engineering students who
1. possess the problem-solving and critical judgment skills required of competent citizens in an increasingly technological society;
2. are able to undertake entry-level engineering projects in local industry;
3. are capable of growing in competence and responsibility;
4. are prepared to undertake graduate study.
According to ABET accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700, "program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program." The LTU Computer Engineering Program educational outcomes (revised Fall 2009) are as follows.
All computer engineering graduates must have:
(a) an ability to apply 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 a computer system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer 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 knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for computer engineering practice
(l) an ability to plan, design, simulate, fabricate, construct, and test circuit hardware
(m) an ability to plan, design, test, and debug systems consisting of both software and hardware
For more information on ABET accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700 and its accreditation philosophies and procedures, visit www.abet.org
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