This program provides students with the knowledge to design and build computer systems that meet a wide range of information processing requirements. The course of study includes hardware design and software systems, theory and applications of computers, mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical signals and circuits, logic design, computer architecture, operating systems, database systems, data communications, microprocessors, computer programming, and artificial intelligence.
Embedded computers are small and simple devices that can be found in many machines for example, telephones, cellular phones, MP3 players, PDAs, TVs, digital cameras, robots, aircraft control systems, microwave ovens, remote controls, sound systems, and so on. Computer engineers deal with the design, implementation, and analysis of the hardware and software for computing systems.
Computer engineering involves the design and development of future computing systems and the study of the theory and techniques used in designing hardware and software. Computer engineers will continue to play a major role in developing such systems. The computer engineering (CPE) program is a multi-disciplinary program of study that promotes the integration of computer hardware, software, interfacing, and design through computer science and engineering curriculum. The program also offers elective flexibility for specialization in different aspects of computing and related areas.
The bachelor science in computer engineering program at Shepherd University provides students with leadership and teamwork experiences in a global information society and the knowledge to design, build, operate, and maintain computer systems that meet a wide range of information processing requirements. The course of study includes hardware design and software systems, theory and applications of computers, mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical signals and circuits, logic design, computer architecture, operating systems, database systems, data communications, microprocessors, embedded systems, computer programming, and artifi cial intelligence.
The use of computers in our daily lives is increasing dramatically. Hardware and software technology changes rapidly and computer-related companies are always looking for computing professionals. Computer engineering is one of the hottest area for job opportunities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the need for computer engineers is projected to grow between 10-20 percent by 2014. At the same time, data from the 2003 National Science Foundation's survey shows that the median salaries for computer engineering graduates are the highest at the bachelor's degree level, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and CNN Money repeatedly rank computer engineering as the top three "Most lucrative college degrees."