B.S. in Computer Engineering

Students will:

  • Have an ability to to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Have an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Have an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Have an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering can be earned in eight semesters assuming appropriate background and full-time enrollment. Successful completion of a minimum of 125 credit hours is required.

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Check the course descriptions section of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing. The B.S. degree requires that students have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all CEC, EE, SE, CS, and EGR courses that fulfill any degree requirement.

The Computer Engineering degree includes a Space Option in which, AE 427 and AE 445 would be taken instead of CEC 420 and CEC 421, and EP 394 is taken as one of the technical electives.

The Computer Engineering degree also includes a robotics track.  This track is a joint track with the EE and ME students who are also interested in robotic applications within their major.

Computer engineering majors are required to have a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses for courses with the CS, CEC, EE, EGR, ES, or SE prefixes. 

Program Requirements

General Education

Embry-Riddle degree programs require students to complete a minimum of 36 hours of General Education coursework. For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog.

Students may choose other classes outside of their requirements, but doing so can result in the student having to complete more than the degree's 125 credit hours.  This will result in additional time and cost to the student.

Communication Theory and Skills9
Computer Science/Information Technology3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences (Natural Sciences)6
Humanities and Social Sciences12
3 hours of lower-level Humanities
3-hours of lower-level Social Science
3 hours of lower-level or upper-level Humanities or Social Science
3 hours of upper-level Humanities or Social Science
Total Credits36

Computer Engineering Core (104 Credits)

The following course of study outlines the quickest and most cost-efficient route for students to earn their B.S. in Computer Engineering. Students are encouraged to follow the course of study to ensure they complete all program required courses and their prerequisites within four years.

Courses in the core with a # will satisfy general education requirements.

CEC 220Digital Circuit Design3
CEC 222Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
CEC 320Microprocessor Systems3
CEC 322Microprocessor Systems Laboratory1
CEC 420Computer Systems Design I *3
CEC 421Computer Systems Design II **3
CEC 450Real-Time Embedded Systems *3
CEC 460Telecommunications Systems **3
CEC 470Computer Architecture **3
COM 122English Composition #3
COM 219Speech #3
COM 221Technical Report Writing (Must earn a C or better to pass COM 221) #3
CS 125Computer Science I4
CS 420Operating Systems *3
EC 225Engineering Economics #3
EE 223Linear Circuits Analysis I **3
EE 224Electrical Engineering Laboratory I **1
EE 302Electronic Devices and Circuits *3
EE 314Signal and Linear System Analysis *3
EE 315Signal and Linear System Analysis Laboratory *1
EE 401Control Systems Analysis and Design **3
EE 402Control Systems Laboratory **1
EGR 101Introduction to Engineering2
EGR 115Introduction to Computing for Engineers #3
General Education - lower-level Humanities #3
General Education - lower-level or upper-level Humanities or Social Science #3
HU 330Values and Ethics #3
or HU 335 Technology and Modern Civilization
MA 225Introduction to Discrete Structures3
MA 241Calculus and Analytical Geometry I #4
MA 242Calculus and Analytical Geometry II #4
MA 243Calculus and Analytical Geometry III4
MA 345Differential Equations and Matrix Methods4
MA 412Probability and Statistics3
PS 161Physics I & II for Engineers #4
PS 250Physics for Engineers III #3
PS 253Physics Laboratory for Engineers #1
SE 300Software Engineering Practices **3
Total Credits104

Technical Electives (12 Credits)

Technical Electives12
Technical electives include EGR 200, EGR 201, CS 225, SIS 365, and any AE, CEC, CEXX (Co-op/Internship), CS, EE, EP, ES, MA, ME, PS, SE, or SYS course 300 level or above. Other courses may be approved by the CESE Department Chair.
ROTC Exceptions must be approved by the CESE Department Chair.

Open Electives (9 Credits)

Open Electives9
Total Credits125

Robotics Option

The following course of study outlines the quickest and most cost-efficient route for students to earn their B.S. in Computer Engineering - Robotics Option. Students are encouraged to follow the course of study to ensure they complete all program required courses and their prerequisites within four years.

Courses in the core with a # will satisfy general education requirements.

Computer Engineering Core (122 Credits)

CEC 220Digital Circuit Design3
CEC 222Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
CEC 320Microprocessor Systems3
CEC 322Microprocessor Systems Laboratory1
CEC 450Real-Time Embedded Systems *3
CEC 460Telecommunications Systems **3
CEC 470Computer Architecture **3
COM 122English Composition #3
COM 221Technical Report Writing #3
COM 420Advanced Technical Communication I #1
COM 430Advanced Technical Communication II #2
CS 125Computer Science I4
CS 420Operating Systems *3
EC 225Engineering Economics #3
EE 223Linear Circuits Analysis I **3
EE 224Electrical Engineering Laboratory I **1
EE 302Electronic Devices and Circuits *3
EE 314Signal and Linear System Analysis *3
EE 315Signal and Linear System Analysis Laboratory *1
EE 401Control Systems Analysis and Design **3
EE 402Control Systems Laboratory **1
EGR 101Introduction to Engineering2
EGR 115Introduction to Computing for Engineers #3
ES 204Dynamics3
ES 207Fundamentals of Mechanics *3
General Education - lower-level Humanities #3
General Education - lower-level Social Science #3
HU 330Values and Ethics #3
or HU 335 Technology and Modern Civilization
MA 225Introduction to Discrete Structures3
MA 241Calculus and Analytical Geometry I #4
MA 242Calculus and Analytical Geometry II #4
MA 243Calculus and Analytical Geometry III4
MA 335Introduction to Linear and Abstract Algebra **3
MA 345Differential Equations and Matrix Methods4
MA 412Probability and Statistics3
ME 302Introduction to Robotics I *3
ME 406Robotics II **3
ME 406LRobotics II Laboratory **1
ME 407Preliminary Design for Robotic Systems with Laboratory *4
ME 420Detail Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory **4
PS 161Physics I & II for Engineers #4
PS 250Physics for Engineers III #3
PS 253Physics Laboratory for Engineers #1
SE 300Software Engineering Practices **3
Open Elective3
Total Credits125
*

Offered in Fall Only

**

Offered in Spring Only

PSY 350 Spring Run Only

#

General Education Course

UNIV 101 is taken in excess of degree requirements or meets open elective credit. 

All Army ROTC students are required to complete SS 321 - U.S. Military History 1900-Present (3 credits) in order to commission.

Computer Engineering - General

Freshman Year
FallCredits
COM 122 English Composition 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Lower-Level Elective 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
UNIV 101 College Success (1)
 Credits Subtotal15.0
Spring
CEC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CEC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
Humanities Lower-Level Elective 3
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 161 Physics I & II for Engineers 4
 Credits Subtotal15.0
Sophomore Year
Fall
COM 221 Technical Report Writing (Must Earn a C or better to pass COM 221) 3
CS 125 Computer Science I 4
MA 225 Introduction to Discrete Structures 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
 Credits Subtotal17.0
Spring
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
COM 219 Speech 3
EE 223 Linear Circuits Analysis I 3
EE 224 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 1
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Junior Year
Fall
CS 420 Operating Systems 3
EE 302 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3
EE 314 Signal and Linear System Analysis 3
EE 315 Signal and Linear System Analysis Laboratory 1
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Spring
CEC 460 Telecommunications Systems 3
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 402 Control Systems Laboratory 1
SE 300 Software Engineering Practices 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Senior Year
Fall
CEC 420 Computer Systems Design I 3
CEC 450 Real-Time Embedded Systems 3
Open Elective 6
Technical Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal15.0
Spring
CEC 421 Computer Systems Design II 3
CEC 470 Computer Architecture 3
HU 330 Values and Ethics 3
Technology and Modern Civilization
Open Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal15.0
 Credits Total: 125.0

Robotics Track

Freshman Year
FallCredits
COM 122 English Composition 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
Social Science Lower-Level Elective 3
UNIV 101 College Success (1)
 Credits Subtotal15.0
Spring
CEC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CEC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
Humanities Lower-Level Elective 3
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 161 Physics I & II for Engineers 4
 Credits Subtotal15.0
Sophomore Year
Fall
COM 221 Technical Report Writing (Must earn a C or better to pass COM 221) 3
CS 125 Computer Science I 4
ES 207 Fundamentals of Mechanics 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
 Credits Subtotal17.0
Spring
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
EE 223 Linear Circuits Analysis I 3
EE 224 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 1
MA 335 Introduction to Linear and Abstract Algebra 3
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Junior Year
Fall
CS 420 Operating Systems 3
EE 302 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3
EE 314 Signal and Linear System Analysis 3
EE 315 Signal and Linear System Analysis Laboratory 1
ES 204 Dynamics 3
ME 302 Introduction to Robotics I 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Spring
CEC 460 Telecommunications Systems 3
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 402 Control Systems Laboratory 1
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
ME 406 Robotics II 3
ME 406L Robotics II Laboratory 1
SE 300 Software Engineering Practices 3
 Credits Subtotal17.0
Senior Year
Fall
CEC 450 Real-Time Embedded Systems 3
COM 420 Advanced Technical Communication I 1
MA 225 Introduction to Discrete Structures 3
ME 407 Preliminary Design for Robotic Systems with Laboratory 4
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal14.0
Spring
CEC 470 Computer Architecture 3
COM 430 Advanced Technical Communication II 2
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
HU 330 Values and Ethics 3
Technology and Modern Civilization
ME 420 Detail Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory 4
 Credits Subtotal15.0
 Credits Total: 125.0