Computer Engineering Technical Electives
Electrical Engineering Technical Electives
Calculation of the GPA in the Computer Engineering Major
Calculation of the GPA in the Electrical Engineering Major
For students interested in pursuing a particularly challenging program of study, the option of a dual major is available. This program, which requires students to meet the obligations of both the Computer Engineering and the Electrical Engineering programs, is structured such that a student may complete it in four years. To accomplish the program in four years, at least one summer must be devoted to academic study.
The dual major prepares the student to meet a broad range of challenges in the ever-changing high-technology fields of both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Students are also well prepared to pursue advanced study in either field. Engineering skills as well as a strong background in science and mathematics are imparted to students.
The program consists of a core of basic science and mathematical courses interwoven throughout the four years of study. The student also selects 18 credit hours in a new general education curriculum called University Studies. Approximately 9 credits of general education courses must be completed during one or more winter or summer sessions in order to complete the program in four years. Students begin to identify with their field in the first and second year of study. In the junior year, students gain a foundation for further study in particular branches of computer engineering or electrical engineering. A senior year composed primarily of elective courses and a capstone design project allows the students to concentrate their studies in one or more areas of their choice, and hone their skills for the real world. A co-op or internship experience is also available for qualified students in cooperation with regional industries.
Students may join the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a professional society with a student branch in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Qualified students can join the Zeta Xi Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical and Computer Engineering National Honor Society.