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Computer Engineering Curriculum Program

Graduating Class of 2018 and Beyond

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Freshman Year

First Semester  R L  C   Second Semester  R L   C
ENL 101 Critical Writing & Reading I    3   ENL 102 Critical Writing & Reading II  3 0    3
EGR 111 Intro. Engin. & Computing [1] 2   3    ECE 250 Fundamentals of MATLAB 1 2   2  
MTH 153 Calc. Applied Sci. & Eng. I [2]   4    MTH 154 Calc. Applied Sci. & Eng. II    4 
  University Studies Elective [3]   3    PHY 111 Physics for Sci. & Eng. I [4] 3.5 1.5   4 
ECE 160 Found. Comp. Engineering I  2   4   ECE 161 Found. Comp. Engineering II    4 
        17            17

 

Sophomore Year

First Semester  R  C    Second Semester  L   C
ECE 201 Circuit Theory I  1.5 3.5   ECE 202 Circuit Theory II  1.5 3.5
ECE 257 Fund. System Software w/ UNIX 2 0   2   ENL 266 Technical Communications [5] 3 0 3
ECE 260 Digital Logic & Computer Design 3 1.5 3.5   ECE 263 Embedded System Design 1.5 3.5
PHY 112 Physics for Sci. & Eng. II 3.5 1.5   4    ECE 264 Object Oriented Software Develop. 2    4
MTH 213 Calc. Applied Sci. & Eng. III 4 0   4    MTH 212 Differential Equations    3 
        17            17

Junior Year

 First Semester  C    Second Semester    C 
ECE 311 Digital Electronics 3   4   ECE 310 Engineering Ethics     1 
ECE 388 Embedded Design Project 3   3   ECE 368 Digital Design 2    3
CIS 370 Design of Operating Systems 2   4   ECE 369 Computer Networks    3 
MTH 350 Applied Discrete Mathematics   3    MTH 331 Probability    3 
  University Studies Elective [3]   3      Science Elective [6]    3 
              University Studies Elective [3]    3 
         17            16

Senior Year

 First Semester  C    Second Semester    C 
ECE 457 Design Project I [7]    3    ECE 458 Design Project II [8]    3 
ECE 320 Discrete-Time Linear Systems   3    ECE 460 Computer System Perform. Eval.    3 
 CIS 360 Algorithms and Data Structures   3      Technical Elective [9]    3 
  Technical Elective [9]   3      University Studies Elective [1]    3 
  University Studies Elective [3]   3             
        15             12
 Total Credits=128  R=Recitation (hours)     L=Laboratory (hours)    C=Number of Credits


  • [1] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 1E requirement: Foundation for Learning through Engagement.
  • [2] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 1D requirement: Mathematics.
  • [3] See University Studies requirements (Clusters 3 and 4).
  • [4] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 2A requirement: Science of the Natural World.
  • [5] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 1C requirement: Intermediate Writing.
  • [6] Must be chosen from the University Studies cluster 2B (Science in the Engaged Community) approved list (www.umassd.edu/universitystudies/approvedcourses/) and be a BIO, BNG, CHM, or MLS course; or a PHY course numbered above 150. Requirement may not be satisfied by independent study, seminars or internships.
  • [7] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 5B requirement: Learning through Engagement.
  • [8] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 5A requirement: Capstone Study.
  • [9] Must be taken from approved list of courses.

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