Jul 12, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Computer Engineering (B.S.Cmp.E.)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Part 5: Program Descriptions

Program: B.S.Cmp.E.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~ipfw.edu/engr

Educational Objectives

As a framework for the continuous improvement policy, the Computer Engineering program has adopted a set of programs objectives that describe the anticipated accomplishments of our graduates 3-5 years after graduation.

The Computer Engineering program educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  • Function and communicate effectively to solve technical problems.
  • Advance professionally to roles of greater computer engineering responsibilities, and/or by transitioning into leadership position in business, government, and/or education.
  • Participate in life-long learning through the successful completion of advanced degree(s), continuing education, and/or engineering certification(s)/licensure or other professional development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community by applying technical skills and knowledge to support various service activities.

The graduates from the Computer Engineering Program will demonstrate that they have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design computer systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, social, ethical, safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function as team members on engineering projects, laboratory experiments, and/or multidisciplinary activities
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate in both oral and written forms
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a broad knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for computer engineering practice

Computer engineering is the engineering discipline that deals with the design and application of computer systems. These computer systems range in size from tiny embedded processors to massive database and network servers. IPFW offers a four-year computer engineering undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Computer engineers have a broad technical background, covering both hardware (equipment) and software (programs).These two aspects of computer systems are inseparable: software cannot operate without hardware; without software, computer hardware can perform no useful function. In system design, it is often necessary to assign functions to hardware and software components, based on cost and performance criteria.

Our students, while drawn from diverse backgrounds, are all extremely able and committed to learning. IPFW delivers an exceptional educational experience to engineering students, encouraging collaboration and teamwork throughout the curriculum.

The computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degree Requirements

To earn the B.S.Comp.E. at IPFW, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ); you must also complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 35

General Education Plan for the Computer Engineering Program

Students in the Computer engineering program will satisfy the IPFW General Education Requirements in the following manner:

Category     Competency         Course                                                           Credit Hours
     A                      1                       ENG W131 Elementary Composition                      3

     A                      2                       COM 114 Fundamentals of Speech                         3

     A                      3                        MA 165 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I           4
                                                       MA 166 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I           4

     B                     4                        CHM 115 General Chemistry I                                 4
                                                      PHYS 152 Mechanics                                                5

     B                     5                        select from list of approved courses                      3
                                                      (all Competency 5 outcomes must be met)

     B                     6                        select from list of approved courses                      3
                                                       (all Competency 6 outcomes must be met)

     B                     7                         Satisfy IPFW B7 Gen Ed requirements                   3

     C                     8                        Senior Design I (ECE 405, ENGR 410)                      3
                                                                                                 total credit hours = 35

1) This plan satisfies the competency requirements and the credit hour requirement.

2) For B 5 and B 6, if a student selected a course that does not meet ALL outcomes for that competency, he/she must take another course that meets rest of the outcomes for that competency.

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses  

Technical Elective Courses Credits: 12

Group 1*

Group 2*

Total Credits: 120

GPA Requirement

All engineering & technical elective courses must have a combined minimum GPA of 2.0

For the latest information please visit  ipfw.edu/engr

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Part 5: Program Descriptions