May 25, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering, B.S.

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The Computer Engineering major bridges the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science disciplines and is focused on the design of electronic devices that are microcontroller/microprocessor controlled. Thus the Computer Engineer works with both hardware (sensors and actuators) as well as software design. The engineering component of the program places strong emphasis on hands-on experience and the art of engineering design. The curriculum provides for both breadth and depth through concentration areas and elective engineering courses. The Computer Engineering major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A wide array of career options are available for graduates from the Computer Engineering major including applied engineers in industry, design engineers, research, consulting, and graduate study leading to advanced degrees.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Engineering major is structured to give students the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be successful as an entry level engineer upon graduation. With this educational foundation, it is our objective that within a few years following graduation, our alumni will have:

  1. Made meaningful contributions to the computer engineering profession through (for example) service as applied engineers in industry or consulting, professional licensure, advanced degrees and/or publications.
  2. Acquired new, specialized skills needed for professional mobility and growth.
  3. Been effective members of a professional team displaying proficiency at (for example) engineering design, communications, and teamwork skills.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Computer Engineering degree program are listed below and are identical to the student outcomes listed in Criterion 3 of the Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs (2018-2019 Accreditation Cycle), as published by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. The Electrical Engineering degree program does not have any additional student
outcomes beyond these eleven, as none appear required to enable our objectives.

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 life-long learning

J) A knowledge of contemporary issues

K) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Engineering Cooperative Work Experience (Co-op)

Students are required to complete three semesters of co-op (six credits) prior to graduation. Through this program, students gain practical hands-on experience in industry and other engineering-related enterprises. After their first two years of study, students alternate academic semesters with semesters of full-time paid professional engineering experience in industry. One or more co-ops may be waived for students with a history of qualified engineering work.

To be eligible for co-op, a student must have:

  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Completed a minimum of 64 credits of coursework
  • Completed (with a grade of 2 or better) or be currently enrolled in ECE 280  and ECE 260  

Student Policy Manual

The requirements, policies, procedures and other important details concerning the Computer Engineering major can be located in the Student Policy Manual.


Graduation Requirements:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Computer Engineering must complete a minimum of 138 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.  A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for all required major courses and engineering electives.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement

First Year Seminar Requirement

Foundations Requirement

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement

Constellation Requirement

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Required Major Courses:

Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year

Fall (16 credits)

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall (17 credits)

Senior Year

Spring (18 credits)

Summer (15 credits)

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