Bachelor of Science in computer engineering


Summary

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.

comp-eng-under-1.jpgThe 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 comp-eng-under-2.jpgprograms 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.

Curriculum


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Your 133-credit-hour program consists of:

Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
EGE 1001 Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
  TOTAL 16

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
COM 2103 Technical & Prof. Communication 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
EGE 1102 Engr. Computer Applications Lab 2
EEE 1001 Intro. to ECE 1

 

TOTAL 17
Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
SSC 2413 Foundations of Amer. Exp. 3
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
MCS 2514 Computer Science 2 4
LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices 1
  TOTAL 19

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MCS 2523 Discrete Math 4
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EEE 2114 Circuits 4
EEE 2111 Circuits Lab 1
EGE 3012 Engineering Cost Analysis 2

 

TOTAL 18
Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2534 Data Structures 4
MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics 3
SSC 2423 Development of Amer. Exp. 3
EEE 3124 Signals & Systems 4
EEE 2214 Digital Electronics and Lab 4
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar 0
  TOTAL 18

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EEE 4623 Software Engineering 3
EEE 3233 Microprocessors 3
EEE 3231 Microprocessors Lab 1
EEE 3314 Electronics 4
EEE 3311 Electronics Lab 1
EEE 3223 Adv. Digital Electronics 3
EEE 3221 Adv. Digital Electronics Lab 1
EGE 2231 Project Management 1

 

TOTAL 17
Senior Year 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EEE 4243 Embedded Systems 3
EEE 4514 Control Systems and Lab 4
EGE 3361 Business Plans 1
EEE 3011 Intro. to ECE Projects 1
EEE 4831 Computer Engr. Projects 1 1
EEE 4253  Computer Architecture 1 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
  TOTAL 13

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EEE 4xx3* EE Technical Elective* 3
EEE 4xx1 EE Lab 1
EEE 4842 Computer Engr. Projects 2 2
MCS XXX3** Comp. Science Technical Elective** 3
EEE 4273 Real Time Systems 3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3

 

TOTAL 15

* A list of electrical engineering technical electives is available from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Room E217.

 
** A list of approved computer science and computer engineering technical electives is available from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Room E217.

 
Dual majors will be permitted a number of substitutions as approved by the department chair consistent with accreditation requirements.

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisors

All students should have an advisor-approved Plan of Work. Students should contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Room E217, for their assigned faculty advisor.



Course Descriptions

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Outcomes + Objectives

Educational Objectives

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; and 
  4. are prepared to undertake graduate study.

Student Outcomes

All computer engineering graduates must have

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • 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;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional an ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need form and ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for computer engineering practice;
  • an ability to plan, design, simulate, fabricate, construct, and test circuit hardware; and
  • an ability to plan, design, test and debug systems consisting of both software and hardware.

Graduates with a degree in Computer Engineering have many career options:

Aerospace
Automotive
Computers/Electronics
Communications
Health care
Robotics
Transportation

Getting Started

For more information contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU
or admissions@ltu.edu .

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This program is accredited by the 
Engineering Accreditation Commission
of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Learn more about ABET accredited programs in the College of Engineering