A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is a professional degree program that prepares students for careers in computer-related industries. The degree prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware, embedded systems, software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks. A computer engineering graduate is able to design and implement a computer system for general purpose or embedded computing. Students learn to incorporate best practices and state-of-the-art solutions into a variety of computing problems in an ethical and socially-responsible manner. This includes systems which have both hardware and software components, whose design requires a well-defined interface between the two, and the evaluation of the associated trade offs. Graduates will have strong communication skills and are capable of communicating with a range of audiences, as well the ability to work as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team.
Why Should I Major in Computer Engineering?
Computer engineers are involved in exciting industries in which hardware/ software interaction is critical, such as robotics and autonomous vehicles. By incorporating strong elements of both hardware and software, computer engineers have the flexibility to work in many areas– whether you want to program computers or build them, computer engineering will prepare you for the future. Computer engineers work for top companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Qualcomm, Boeing, National Instruments, Intel, and Amazon. At High Point, students have access to state of the art equipment from top manufacturers, both in hardware courses such as electronics and in software courses, in which we have both excellent computer hardware and software.
In the age of technology, the demand for computer programmers continues to expand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for students with a degree in computer engineering is growing faster than most degrees. We are committed to incorporating the latest trends in technology into our curriculum. You will have access to the top software available. Our students invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. Computer engineers enjoy excellent job prospects because many companies report difficulties finding these highly skilled workers.
Learn more about the Webb School of Engineering.
|University Core Requirements||36-44|
|CSC 1710||Introduction to Programming||4|
|CSC 1720||Advanced Programming with Data Structures||4|
|CSC 2342||Discrete Structures||4|
|CSC 4210||Operating Systems||4|
|ECE 1012||Introduction to Engineering Design and CAD/CAM||4|
|ECE 1015||Programming in Matlab||1|
|ECE 2050||Ethics for the Engineering Profession||4|
|ECE 2605||Digital Logic and Computer Systems||4|
|ECE 2610||Circuits I||4|
|ECE 3105||Signals and Systems||4|
|ECE 3610||Circuits II||4|
|ECE 3630||Microprocessor Applications||4|
|ECE 4200||Electronics I||4|
|ECE 4400||Digital Signal Processing||4|
|ECE 4805||Computer Architecture||4|
|ECE 4650||Real-time and Embedded Systems||4|
|ECE 4900||Engineering Senior Design Project I||2|
|ECE 4910||Engineering Senior Design Project II||2|
|MTH 1415||Mathematics for Engineers I||4|
|MTH 1425||Mathematics for Engineers II||4|
|MTH 2050||Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I||4|
|MTH 2150||Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics II||4|
|PHY 2020||Fundamentals of Physics II||4|
|STS 3005||Probability and Statistics or Engineers||4|
|*At least 16 credits of University Core Requirements are “embedded” within the major. Though these overlapping credits are reflected in the credit totals for both Major Requirements and University Core Requirements, they are not counted twice in the calculations of Elective and Total Credits|
Both Computer and Electrical Engineering graduates’ prospects include companies such as the following:
- Lockheed Martin
- Lockheed Martin