Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Learn how to make hardware and software speak the same language by applying traditional electrical engineering practices to computer design.

The electrical and computer engineering degree program involves the study of hardware, software, communications, and the interactions between them. Curriculum focuses on the theories, principles, and practices of traditional electrical engineering and mathematics and applies them to the design of computers and computer-based devices. Electrical and computer engineering degree students study the design of digital hardware systems, including communications systems, computers, and devices that contain computers. They study software development, focusing on software for digital devices and their interfaces with users and other devices. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering program emphasizes a balanced approach between hardware and software, both built on an engineering and mathematics foundation. Currently, a dominant area within electrical and computer engineering is embedded systems, the development of devices that have software and hardware embedded within. For example, devices such as cell phones, digital audio players, digital video recorders, alarm systems, x-ray machines, and laser surgical tools all require integration of hardware and embedded software and all are the result of computer engineering. The undergraduate program is structured to establish analytical thinking and design skills in areas such as computer architecture, digital logic design, circuits analysis, computer communication networks, digital computer control, integrated circuit engineering, project management, VLSI design, digital signal processing, and embedded systems.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems.
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Design a component, a system, or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  • Function on a team and be able to communicate orally and in writing to accomplish a common goal.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Use professional ethics in making engineering decisions.
  • Identify the impact of engineering solutions in a global, and economic environment.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Requirements

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, students must complete at least 180 quarter units to include a minimum of 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements; 76.5 quarter units must be completed at the upper-division level, and 45, including the senior project courses (CEE498, CEE499A and CEE499B), must be taken in residence at National University. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
Prerequisites for the Major (8 courses; 33 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (24 Courses; 93 quarter units)
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