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. CPE Curriculum [2012-2013]
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 curriculums. The program also offers elective fl exibility 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."
This program is to prepare students for the third and fourth years of a baccalaureate degree program in engineering in other institution.
ECON 205 - Principles of Macroeconomics [3 CR]
ENGL 104 - Science and Technical Writing [3 CR]
MATH 207 - Calculus I [4 CR]
PHYS 221 - General Physics I [3 CR]
PHYS 221L - General Physics I Laboratory [1 CR]
PHYS 222 - General Physics II [3 CR]
PHYS 222L - General Physics II Laboratory [1 CR]
CHEM 207 - General Chemistry [3 CR]
CPE 221 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering [3 CR]
CPE 222 - Electrical Engineering Laboratory [1 CR]
CPE 224 - Electrical Circuits [3 CR]
CPE 225 - Electrical Circuits Laboratory [1 CR]
CPE 234 - Introduction to Networking [3 CR]
CPE 305 - Digital Logic Design and Lab [4 CR]
CPE 386 - Computer Organization [4 CR]
CPE 433 - MiCRoprocessor System Design and Lab [4 CR]
CPE 489 - Engineering Capstone Project I [1 CR]
CPE 490 - Engineering Capstone Project II [2 CR]
ENGR 100 - Freshman Seminar [1 CR]
ENGR 101 - Engineering I [3 CR]
ENGR 102 - Engineering II [3 CR]
ENGR 326 - Linear Systems [3 CR]
CIS 104 - Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences [3 CR]
CIS 211 - Computer Language Concepts [3 CR]
CIS 390 - Operating Systems [3 CR]
MATH 208 - Calculus II [4 CR]
MATH 254 - DisCRete Mathematics [3 CR]
MATH 307 - Introduction to Linear Algebra [3 CR]
MATH 309 - Calculus III [4 CR]
MATH 310 - Differential Equations [4 CR]
MATH 321 - Probability and Statistics [3 CR]
Complete 3 Credits of any MATH coursework numbered 300 or above AND Complete 6 Credits of any CIS/CPE coursework numbered 300 or above OR ENGR 241 Engineering Statics [3 CR] AND ENGR 242 Engineering Dynamics [3 CR]