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Computer Engineering and Computer Science (BCC)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Major: CECS

Degree: BCC

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Students specializing in Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) will complete the program outlined below: two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science  - ten semesters in Departmental Studies (for the Bachelor of Science degree) and professional fifth year in Graduate Studies (for the Master of Engineering degree). The Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by ABET, Inc./Computer Accreditation Commission (ABET/CAC). This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.


Engineering Fundamentals

Courses Hours
Speed School Core
ENGR 1001 , 1011 2 , 1021 ,1501 12
ENGL 1011 2 3 , 1021 2 3 6
CHEM 2011 2 3
PHYS 2981 2 4
CECS 1301, 2301 6
Total 31


Departmental Studies

Courses Hours
Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 201, 205, 330 8
CECS 220, 288, 289, 302, 310, 311, 312, 389, 412, 420, 440, 489, 504, 516, 525, 530, 535, 550 46
CECS Electives4 6
CEE 205 3
CHEM 207 1
ECE 210, 211, 252 7
IE 360, 370 6
PHYS 2952 , 296, 299 6
General Education
Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 12
COMM 1112 or 1122 3
HIST 1012 or 1022 or 1052 or 1062 3
Total  101
Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science  132

1 Acceptance into the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours taken during the first year in Engineering Fundamentals. The prescribed courses are footnoted in the listing above. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university. The only possible substitution to the list of courses totaling 31 hours above is noted in footnote 3.

2 General Education requirement for this program; see for the listing of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements, by academic year.

3 Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements; ENGL 303 (Technical Writing) is recommended. 

4 The CECS Elective must be chosen from the following approved list; CECS 522 542, 545, 546, or departmental consent for additional CECS 5XX courses.

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