Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department’s Computer Engineering Program (CENG) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org

Program Educational Objectives

The department’s Program Educational Objectives are a statement of what graduates are doing, or are capable of doing, three to five years after graduation.  The students in the Computer Engineering program receive a strong foundation in engineering science and design that not only enables them to pursue productive careers in the computer engineering field but that can be used as the foundation for careers in other areas, such as business, management, and medicine.  Typical industries in which Computer Engineering graduates are employed include microprocessor/embedded system design, digital design, hardware/software integration, and computer architecture and parallel processing.

The Computer Engineering program prepares graduates for their professional careers with the objective that within five years after graduation they will be:

  • Employed in industry, academia, or government.
  • Successful engineers who develop innovative solutions for hardware and software design and construction of embedded systems, computer systems, and other applications of modern computer engineering.
  • Functioning on teams, exhibiting leadership, and making effective contributions to the benefit of their workplaces and communities.
  • Engaging in postgraduate education or pursuing professional development to continuously renew and expand their knowledge base.
  • Performing engineering practice in a context that reflects awareness of the ethics of their profession and of the impact of their work on the profession and society at large.

These Program Educational Objectives were developed with input from the program’s educational objectives constituency consisting of employers (including the Industry Advisory Board), graduates of the program, and faculty of the department.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes are those abilities that a graduate of the Computer Engineering program will have attained so that he/she can meet the educational objectives established for the program.

At the time of graduation, students in the ECE Computer Engineering program will 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 lifelong learning.

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice.

These student outcomes have been developed with input from the program outcomes constituency group consisting of:  employers (including the Industry Advisory Board), graduates of the program, faculty of the department, and students in the program.