Undergraduate Degree - Computer Engineering

Program:
Computer Engineering
Program Code:
2354 Computer Engineering
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
WQ89


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Programs
Computer Engineering

Computer engineering is concerned with the organization and design of computers and computer systems. The study of computer hardware and software, and their integration and application, is emphasized. The undergraduate program in computer engineering integrates studies in mathematics, basic sciences, engineering sciences, and engineering design. The program is structured to establish analytical and design skills in areas such as computer architecture, digital logic design, analog and mixed-signal circuits, computer communication networks, digital computer control, integrated circuit engineering, software engineering, operating systems, data structures and algorithms, computer–aided engineering, and electronic design automation. Complementing these fundamentals, the program also provides opportunities for specialization in individually  selected areas of interest.

The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 128 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering.
    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Computer Engineering major is met by completing Electrical and Computer Engineering 480.  That course is referenced in item  3. b.  below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements for All Majors in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Engineering for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. One of the following courses (1 credit):
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    b. All of the following courses (56 credits):
    CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
    CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4
    CSE 260 Discrete Structures in Computer Science 4
    CSE 331 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
    CSE 410 Operating Systems 3
    ECE 201 Circuits and Systems I 3
    ECE 202 Circuits and Systems II 3
    ECE 203 Electric Circuits and Systems Laboratory 1
    ECE 230 Digital Logic Fundamentals 3
    ECE 280 Electrical Engineering Analysis 3
    ECE 302 Electronic Circuits 3
    ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
    ECE 331 Microprocessors and Digital Systems 4
    ECE 390 Ethics, Professionalism and Contemporary Issues 1
    ECE 480 Senior Design 4
    c. Electives
    Complete 24 credits of electives as specified below. At least 18 credits must be from core and focus track electives combined, with at least one course with a laboratory. Additional credits to meet the 24 credit requirement may be taken from other courses listed below, any 400-level Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) or Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) courses, or by completing an approved 3 or 4 credit experiential, out-of-classroom education experience obtained through engineering cooperative education or independent study.
    Core
    (1) At least 6 credits from the following:
    CSE 420 Computer Architecture 3
    CSE 422 Computer Networks 3
    or
    ECE 442 Introduction to Communication Networks 3
    ECE 410 VLSI Design 4
    Both CSE 422 and ECE 442 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
    (2) At least 3 credits from the following:
    ECE 305 Ectromagnetic Fields and Waves I 4
    ECE 313 Control Systems 3
    ECE 366 Introduction to Signal Processing 3
    Focus Track
    At least 9 credits from the following:
    Hardware
    ECE 402 Applications of Analog Integrated Circuits 4
    ECE 411 Electronic Design Automation 4
    ECE 412 Introduction to Mixed-Signal Circuit Design 4
    ECE 445 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
    Software
    CSE 335 Object-oriented Software Design 3
    CSE 450 Translation of Programming Languages 3
    CSE 471 Media Processing and Multimedia Computing 3
    ECE 366 Introduction to Signal Processing 3
    Recommended Electives
    ECE 305 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I 4
    ECE 313 Control Systems 3
    ECE 404 Radio Frequency Electronic Circuits 4
    ECE 415 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
    ECE 416 Digital Control 3
    ECE 456 Introduction to Communication and Network Security 3
    ECE 457 Communication Systems 3
    ECE 458 Communication Systems Laboratory 1
    ECE 466 Digital Signal Processing and Filter Design 3
    ECE 474 Principles of Electronics Devices 3
    Biomedical Engineering Concentration

    The department offers a concentration for students who plan to pursue graduate work in biomedical areas or seek employment in selected medical-related areas. The concentration is available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Engineering. Courses completed to satisfy requirement 3. above may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the concentration. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.

    Biomedical Engineering

    To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering with a biomedical engineering concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:

    1. Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
    ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
    BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
    PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
    2. Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
    ECE 445 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
    ECE 446 Biomedical Signal Processing 3
    ECE 447 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3
    ECE 448 Modeling and Analysis of Bioelectrical Systems 3
    ECE 449 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3
    3. Complete 3 credits from the following courses:
    BE 444 Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics 3
    ME 494 Biofluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3
    ME 495 Tissue Mechanics 3
    MSE 425 Biomaterials and Biocompatability 3

    A 400-level listed above or other approved Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) courses with biomedical engineering content as approved by the student’s advisor. The course used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill concentration requirement  1. or 2.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Computer Engineering, BS (2354)

Required Credits: 128    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Computer Engineering - Chemistry or Physics Laboratory
Major - Computer Engineering - Chemistry or Physics Laboratory: 1 course from CEM161, PHY191

Requirement 12: Major - Computer Engineering - Introduction to Programming
Major - Computer Engineering - Introduction to Programming: 2 courses from CSE231, CSE232

Requirement 13: Major - Computer Engineering - Discrete Structures
Major - Computer Engineering - Discrete Structures: 1 course from CSE260

Requirement 14: Major - Computer Engineering - Algorithms and Data Structure
Major - Computer Engineering - Algorithms and Data Structure: 1 course from CSE331

Requirement 15: Major - Computer Engineering - Operating Systems
Major - Computer Engineering - Operating Systems: 1 course from CSE410

Requirement 16: Major - Computer Engineering - Circuits and Systems
Major - Computer Engineering - Circuits and Systems: 3 courses from ECE201, ECE202, ECE203

Requirement 17: Major - Computer Engineering - Digital Logic
Major - Computer Engineering - Digital Logic: 1 course from ECE230

Requirement 18: Major - Computer Engineering - Electrical Engineering Analysis
Major - Computer Engineering - Electrical Engineering Analysis: 1 course from ECE280

Requirement 19: Major - Computer Engineering - Electronic Circuits and Lab
Major - Computer Engineering - Electronic Circuits and Lab: 2 courses from ECE302, ECE303

Requirement 20: Major - Computer Engineering - Microprocessors and Digital Systems
Major - Computer Engineering - Microprocessors and Digital Systems: 1 course from ECE331

Requirement 21: Major - Computer Engineering - Ethics
Major - Computer Engineering - Ethics: 1 course from ECE390

Requirement 22: Major - Computer Engineering - Senior Design
Major - Computer Engineering - Senior Design: 1 course from ECE480

Requirement 23: Major - Computer Engineering - Networks
Major - Computer Engineering - Networks: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Computer Networks: 1. Computer Networks: 6 credits from CSE420, CSE422
Communication Network: 2. Communication Network: 6 credits from ECE410, ECE442

Requirement 24: Major - Computer Engineering - Major Elective Core
Major - Computer Engineering - Major Elective Core: 1 course from ECE305, ECE313, ECE366

Requirement 25: Major - Computer Engineering - Major Elective Focus Track
Major - Computer Engineering - Major Elective Focus Track: 9 credits from ECE402, ECE411, ECE412, CSE335, CSE450, CSE471, ECE366, ECE445

Requirement 26: Major - Computer Engineering - Major Additional Electives
Major - Computer Engineering - Major Additional Electives: 6 credits from ECE305, ECE313, ECE366, CSE335, ECE courses at the 400 level; CSE courses at the 400 level

Requirement 27: College - Engineering - Mathematics
College - Engineering - Mathematics: 3 courses from MTH132, MTH133, MTH234

Requirement 28: College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional
College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional: 1 course from MTH235

Requirement 29: College - Engineering - Physics
College - Engineering - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY183B

Requirement 30: College - Engineering - Physics Additional
College - Engineering - Physics Additional: 1 course from PHY184

Requirement 31: College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design
College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design: 1 course from EGR100

Requirement 32: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB: 1 course from BS161, PLB105, ENT205, MMG201, MMG301, PSL250, ZOL141, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 33: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, PHY183, PHY183B, PHY184

Requirement 34: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab: 1 course from PLB106, CEM161, MMG206, PHY191

Requirement 35: Engineering College Admission - Core Courses
Engineering College Admission - Core Courses: A total 6 courses
At least 1 course from EGR100
At least 1 course from CEM141
At least 1 course from MTH132
At least 1 course from MTH133
At least 1 course from PHY183
At least 1 course from CSE231, EGR102

Requirement 36: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 37: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.

Requirement 38
128 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.