Stephen D Goodman
Professor and Chair
Zeljko “Z” Torbica
Dean and Professor
Paul O. Steranka, Jr.
Associate Dean and Professor
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
The effects of computer engineering are seen in all facets of our lives. Computer engineers develop systems that can perform very useful operations. Such operations can be found in high-end computers, medium level devices for things such as networking switches and hubs and for manufacturing control, and lower level systems found in automobiles, fax machines, and microwave ovens. Even cell phones have sophisticated operations that provide useful features and capabilities, and the work of computer engineers has enabled this technology to be readily available.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program provides our students with the knowledge and skills to ensure successful employment as an engineer as well as to pursue further education. We give our students a sound education in mathematics and the sciences with a special emphasis on the fundamentals of computer science and electrical engineering relevant to computer engineering. We provide the general education to put the technical knowledge into perspective. The student can pursue special areas of interest through several elective courses. Upon graduation the student will be well prepared to enter the workforce and be productive.
One of the key features of engineering that sets it apart from other disciplines is design. Design is the creative process of putting ideas, components, and systems together to develop solutions to problems and needs. The curriculum encourages design-oriented thinking at a fundamental level and culminates in the capstone senior design course sequence in which many factors such as technical, economic, environmental, ethical and legal, health and safety, manufacturability, political social, sustainability, and realistic standards are considered. The program further encourages the development of good communication skills in written, oral and electronic forms.
To provide a world-class education preparing graduates to be successful in professional engineering practice.
We desire that students after graduation accomplish one or more of the following objectives:
Objective 1: Professional Practice
Computer engineering graduates will be successful in professional practice in engineering.
Objective 2: Post-graduate Education
Computer engineering graduates will be successful in pursuing advanced education.
Objective 3: Advancement
Computer engineering graduates will successfully advance in their careers.
The Computer Engineering program has the following Program Outcomes:
Students will attain an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
Students will attain an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
Students will attain 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.
Students will attain an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
Students will attain an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
Students will attain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Students will attain an ability to communicate effectively.
Impact of Engineering
Students will attain the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
Students will attain a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
Students will attain a knowledge of contemporary issues.
Students will attain an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.