The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering provides the student with the opportunity to acquire a broad background in computing, programming languages, circuit theory, computer design, telecommunication systems, embedded control systems, real-time systems, and software engineering. The curriculum includes courses in general education, computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, and the capstone sequence of senior design classes.
This added emphasis on real-time embedded control systems and hardware/software interfaces places the Computer Engineering program in a unique position to increase employment opportunities after graduation. In addition, the program includes significant project work that is designed to prepare students to work as part of a team on the development of complex systems including both software and hardware. It allows the student opportunities to build capabilities in teamwork, designing to requirements, and quality assurance techniques.
The overall objective of the Computer Engineering program at Prescott is to produce graduates who will be successful practitioners of computer engineering. The program objectives to measure our accomplishment of this goal are engineers who:
- Demonstrate achievements in their chosen profession
- Contribute to the development of the profession
- Engage in professional growth
- Contribute to the welfare of society through service
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering can be earned in eight semesters assuming appropriate background and full-time enrollment. Successful completion of a minimum of 127 credit hours is required.
Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Check the course descriptions section of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing. The B.S. degree requires that students have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all CEC, EE, SE, CS, and EGR courses that fulfill any degree requirement.
The Computer Engineering degree includes a space option in which EP 394, AE 427, and AE 445 substitute for a technical elective, CEC 420, and CEC 421.
The Computer Engineering degree also includes a robotics track. This track is a joint track with the EE and ME students who are also interested in robotic applications within their major.
About the School
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's western campus is located in Prescott, AZ, north of Phoenix and a day trip away from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and picturesque Sedona.