Computer Engineering, B.S. Program (126 units)
Reach your full potential in the field of engineering and realize the future you envision with an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from California State University, East Bay. As a graduate of the Bay Area’s latest engineering degree program, you’ll qualify yourself for a high potential career in designing and building semiconductor hardware and software systems. Computer engineers are involved in all aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design, as well as the integration of computer systems into other kinds of systems (a motor vehicle, for example, has a number of subsystems that are computer oriented). Common computer engineering tasks include writing embedded software for real-time microcontrollers, working with sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a B.S. in Computer Engineering will be able to:
- identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
These program roadmaps represent recommended pathways through the program. Please see an advisor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs.
Exciting careers in designing and building semiconductor hardware and software systems, including individual microprocessors, personal computers, supercomputers, circuit design, integration of computer systems, writing embedded software for real-time microcontrollers, working with sensors, designing mixed-signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems.
Relatively small class sizes, many hands-on lab and project experiences, easy access to faculty for advice and academic help, proximity to industry in the Silicon Valley area, and good opportunities for internships.
Degree Requirements Unit-Outline
- A baccalaureate of science degree requires a total of 126 units: (See Errata Program for degree/program total unit updates)
- The major requirements consists of 87 units;
- General Education (GE) & Graduation Requirements (GR) consists of 57 units;
- Free Electives may consist of 0 units (actual number of free elective units may depend on GE/GR units).
- Lower division prerequisite classes must all be passed with C- or better.
- 3 units of major electives must be from Computer Engineering (CMPE); the remaining 3 units may be from Computer Science (CS) or Computer Engineering (CMPE) or Engineering (ENGR).
Note: It may be possible to double-count units within the graduation requirements or that a course may satisfy both a graduation requirement and a major requirement. Students should contact their program and AACE advisors for information.
Computer Engineering Major Requirements (87 units)
(See Errata Program for degree/program total unit updates)
Lower Division Core
The following 47 units of lower-division interdisciplinary coursework is required:
Upper Division Core
The following 34 units of upper-division coursework is required:
Students shall select a minimum of 6 units from the following: