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 technology 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 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 engineeringThe 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.

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comp engineeringThe 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.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Flowchart 2018-19  PDF 

Summary of Course Requisites PDF

Guide to Selection of Technical Electives  PDF 

Course Master Schedule  PDF 

Your 132-credit-hour program consists of:

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 and 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

First Semester

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

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MCS 2523 Discrete Math 3
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 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2534 Data Structures 4
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
EEE 3124 Signals and 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 Advanced Digital Electronics 3
EEE 3221 Advanced Digital Electronics Lab 1
EGE 2231 Project Management 1
   TOTAL 17

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 and computer engineering technical electives is available from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, room E217.

** all 4000 or 5000 level MCS lecture courses are permitted. Please visit the course catalog to review course-specific prerequisite requirements or consult with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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.

Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Computer Engineering program where students acquire the education and skill set so that, as alumni, they achieve the following professional objectives:

1. apply problem solving and critical judgment skills to benefit an increasingly technological society;
2. be a contributing member of engineering project team;
3. grow in professional capability and responsibility;
4. succeed in graduate studies.

Student Outcomes

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 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 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 engineering practice.

True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, computer engineering students are encouraged to take part in internships or cooperative education (co-op). This opportunity provides hands-on, practical engineering experience that is a distinct advantage when approaching future employers.

A majority of LTU engineering students participate in internships and co-ops starting as early as the sophomore year. LTU co-op students may choose to alternate semesters working and attending classes on a full-time basis, or pursue paid full time work and school in parallel.

Other students pursue less structured job experiences such as part-time or summer employment. A student who has been offered a co-op position may seek academic credit through the Office of Career Services, which will evaluate the work assignment(s) and approve registration.

Internships, an alternative to co-op, are known for the flexibility they can provide.

Internships are paid, like co-op, and can be done during fall, spring, and/or summer. All engineering internships are paid, provide real job experiences, including part-time employment, and can be done during fall, spring, and/or summer. Internships and co-ops can be great confidence builders and strong facilitators of the school-to-work transition. They are excellent opportunities for students to gain experience working in their field and provide insights about potential employers, their products, and work environment.

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Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at Lawrence Tech is accredited by the 
Engineering Accreditation Commission
of ABET,

Learn more about ABET accredited programs in the College of Engineering