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Computer Engineering is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UWM. Computer engineering pertains to the design, implementation, and maintenance of hardware and software components of computers and computer-controlled equipment. Our program provides students with a broad and strong technical background in the field. It also helps students develop a solid grounding in computing, mathematics, and engineering. The students will learn to apply these theoretical principles to design hardware, software, networks, and computerized equipment for diverse application domains.

Mission Statement:
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is committed to outstanding undergraduate and graduate education, distinguished research programs, and strong service to our students, professional and technical societies, and the community.

Program Educational Objectives:
The educational objectives of the undergraduate Computer Engineering Program are:
1. Graduates will have successful careers in computer engineering fields or will be able to successfully pursue advanced degrees.
2. Graduates will provide solutions to challenging problems in their profession by applying computer engineering theory and principles.
3. Graduates will communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and exhibit high levels of professionalism and ethical responsibility.
4. Graduates will engage in lifelong learning and professional development to adapt to rapidly changing work environments.

Computer Engineering Major
. The minimum number of credits required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is 126. Students who need background preparation courses in math, English, and foreign language may need additional credits.

Engineering Core Courses: 12-13 credits

 

EAS 200

Professional Seminar

1

CompSci 250

Introductory Computer Programming

3

ElecEng 301

Electrical Circuits I

3

Ind Eng 467

Introductory Statistics for Physical Science and Engineering

3

MechEng 101 OR

Computational Tools for Engineering

2

CompSci 240

Introduction to Engineering Programming

3

Computer Engineering Major: 55 credits

 

CompSci 251

Intermediate Computer Programming

3

ElecEng 305

Electrical Circuits II

4

ElecEng 310

Signals and Systems

3

CompSci 317

Discrete Information Structures

3

ElecEng 330

Electronics I

4

ElecEng 335

Electronics II

4

CompSci 337

Systems Programming

3

CompSci 351

Programming Data Structures

3

ElecEng 354

Digital Logic

3

CompSci 361

Introduction to Software Engineering

3

ElecEng 367

Introduction to Microprocessors

4

CompSci 395

Social, Professional, and Ethical Issues

3

ElecEng 457

Digital Logic Laboratory

3

CompSci 458

Computer Architecture

3

CompSci 520

Computer Networks

3

CompSci 535

Data Structures and Algorithms

3

CompSci 537

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

Bus Adm 447

Entrepreneurship

3

CompSci 459

Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

3

CompSci 520

Computer Networks

3

CompSci 530

Computer Networks Laboratory

3

 

Mathematics Requirement: 14 to 16 credits suggested**
One of the following Calculus sequences must be completed:

Math 231-232-233
or
Math 221-222 (Honors)
and
ElecEng 234 (Analytical Methods in Engineering)

Chemistry Requirement: 5 credits
suggested**
One of the following Chemistry sequences must be completed:

Chem 105 (5 credits suggested)
or
Chem 102-104 (10 credits)

Physics Requirement: 8 credits


Physics 209-210

GER Distribution Requirement: 15 credits

Arts

 

3

Humanities

 

3

English 310

Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century

3

Social Science

 

3

Commun 105

Business and Professional Communication

3

 

One of the arts, humanities, or social science courses selected must also meet the UWM cultural diversity requirement.

Free Electives: 0-1 credits


English Composition Requirement: 0-6 credits*
*
The English Composition requirement is satisfied by:

  1. Earning a satisfactory score on the English placement test; or
  2. Earning a grade of C or higher in English 102.

Foreign Language Requirement: 0-8 credits (for students starting fall 1999 or later)
The foreign language requirement can be completed with one of these options:

  1. Two years of a single foreign language in high school;
  2. Two semesters of a single foreign language in college; or
  3. Demonstrate ability by examination.

** Placement Examinations. Once admitted to UWM, most engineering students are required to take placement examinations in mathematics, English, and chemistry. Students with previous college-level credits in these areas may not be required to take placement exams. The placement exams are administered by the UWM Testing Center, Mellencamp Hall, Room B28, (414) 229-4689. The results of these tests help students determine the appropriate course in which to register. Background prerequisite courses may be required in addition to the courses listed above.

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES: COMPUTER ENGINEERING MAJOR (16 credits)
Students must choose courses from Groups A, B, and C as indicated below:

Group A Technical Electives. Select 9 to 12 credits from the following list:
All Computer Science and Electrical Engineering courses 300-699 that are not explicitly listed in another category.

Ind Eng 475

Simulation Methodology

3

Ind Eng 572

Reliability Engineering

3

 

Group B Technical Electives. Choose 4 credits from the following list:

CompSci 595

Capstone Design Project

4

ElecEng 595

Capstone Design Project

4

 

Group C Technical Electives. Choose 0-3 credits from the following list:

CompSci 481

Server-side Internet Programming

3

CompSci 482

Rich Internet Applications

3

CompSci 581

Web Languages and Standards

3

CompSci 658

Topics in Applied Computing

3

ElecEng 471

Electrical Power Systems

3

ElecEng 472

Introduction to Wind Energy

3

Bio Sci 150

Foundations of Biology I

4

Bio Sci 152

Foundations of Biology II

4

Bus Adm 292

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Foundation

3

Bus Adm 447

Entrepreneurship

3

EAS 200

Co-op Work Period

3

EAS 497

Study Abroad

3

English 206

Technical Writing

3

Ind Eng 360

Engineering Economic Analysis

3

MatlEng 201

Engineering Materials

4

MatlEng 481

Electronic Materials

3

MechEng 301

Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

3

MechEng 321

Basic Heat Transfer

4

 

 


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