Oct 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering


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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The program educational objectives of the Computer Engineering Program are:

    Depth:  Graduates demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental knowledge prerequisite of, or for advanced study in, electrical and/or computer engineering, including its scientific principles, rigorous analysis and creative design.
    Breath:  Graduates utilize general and discipline-specific skills and knowledge acquired in our program to be successful in diverse professional fields. Success in these fields necessitates that our graduates be technically competent, exhibit problem-solving skills, engage in life-long learning, and be effective team members.
    Professionalism:  Graduate exhibit professional ethics, are effective team members, and demonstrate communication and leadership skills as contributing members within their professional organizations.

(For up-to-date program educational objective and learning outcomes, see the Department web page at www.wmich.edu/ece)

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Computer Engineering curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing IME 3160 - Report Preparation Credits: 3 hours.

Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer) must satisfy the following requirements in addition to those required by Western Michigan University:

  1. A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in courses presented for graduation with ECE, IME, and ME prefixes.
  2. Students may enroll in an ECE course only after earning at least a “C” in its prerequisite course(s).
  3. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  4. Complete the following program of 129 semester credit hours. For transfer students at least 16 credit hours of ECE course work must be completed at WMU. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning with fall.  Pre-engineering requirements are indicated.
  5. The Computer Engineering curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000/4000-level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements.

 

First Semester (16 hours)


The following courses are Pre-engineering requirements.

  • General Education   Credits: 2 hours

Second Semester (16 hours)


The following courses are Pre-engineering requirements.

  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Third Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Fourth Semester (18 hours)


Fifth Semester (17 hours)


Sixth Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education   Credits: 3 hours

Seventh Semester (15 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours
  • ME Engineering Science Elective   Credits: 3 hours
    See the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisor for a list of approved electives.

Eighth Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours
  • Departmental Approved Technical Electives   Credits: 3 hours
    See the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisor for a list of approved electives.

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