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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 in computing fields.
2. Graduates will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering problems, and understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
3. Graduates will have the ability to communicate effectively and function successfully on multidisciplinary teams.
4. Graduates will demonstrate awareness of modern engineering tools and contemporary issues in technology, society, and ethical responsibilities.
5. Graduates will engage in lifelong learning and professional development.

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.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

Engineering Core Courses:  10 credits

     

EAS 200

Professional Seminar

1

COMP SCI 201

Introductory Computer Programming

3

ELEC ENG 301

Electrical Circuits I

3

ELEC ENG 360

Engineering Economic Analysis

3

Computer Engineering Major:  55 credits

     

COMP SCI 251

Intermediate Computer Programming

3

ELEC ENG 305

Electrical Circuits II

4

ELEC ENG 310

Signals and Systems

3

COMP SCI 317

Discrete Information Structures

3

ELEC ENG 330

Electronics I

4

ELEC ENG 335

Electronics II

4

COMP SCI 337

Systems Programming

3

COMP SCI 351

Programming Data Structures

3

ELEC ENG 354

Digital Logic

3

COMP SCI 361

Introduction to Software Engineering

3

ELEC ENG 367

Introduction to Microprocessors

4

COMP SCI 395

Social, Professional, and Ethical Issues

3

ELEC ENG 457

Digital Logic Laboratory

3

COMP SCI 458

Computer Architecture

3

COMP SCI 520

Computer Networks

3

COMP SCI 535

Data Structures and Algorithms

3

COMP SCI 537

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

BUS ADM 447

Entrepreneurship

3

COMP SCI 459

Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

3

COMP SCI 520

Computer Networks

3

COMP SCI 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
Math 221-222 (Honors)
and
ElecEng 234 (Analytical Methods in Engineering), 4

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

Chem 105 (5 credits suggested)
Math 221-222
or
Chem 102-104 (10 credits)

Physics Requirement: 8 credits

Physics 209-210

GER Distribution Requirement: 15 credits

Arts

3

Humanities

6

Social Science 6


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

Free Electives: 2 credits


English Composition Requirement: 0-6 credits**

The English Composition requirement is satisfied by:

  • Earning a satisfactory score on the English placement test; or
  • 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:

  • Two years of a single foreign language in high school;
  • Two semesters of a single foreign language in college; or
  • 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. Possible Math placements for engineering students are Math 090, 095, 101, or 102. Possible chemistry placements are Chemistry 100, 102, or 105.

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES: COMPUTER ENGINEERING MAJOR (16 credits)
Studnets 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:

Comp Sci 595

Capstone Design Project

4

Elec Eng 595

Capstone Design Project

4

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

Comp Sci 481

Server-side Internet Programming

3

Comp Sci 482

Rich Internet Applications

3

Comp Sci 581

Web Languages and Standards

3

Comp Sci 658

Topics in Applied Computing

3

Elec Eng 471

Electrical Power Systems

3

Elec Eng 472

Intro to Wind Energy

3

Bio Sci 150

Foundations of Biology I

4

Bio Sci 152

Foundations of Biology II

4

Bus Adm 292

Intro 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 467

Introductory Statistics for Physical Science and Engineering

3

Matl Eng 201

Engineering Materials

4

Matl Eng 481

Electronic Materials

3

Mech Eng 301

Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

3

Mech Eng 321

Basic Heat Transfer

4

 


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