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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering, (Accelerated B.S.CP.E./M.S.)

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Accelerated B.S.CP.E./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Science in Computer Engineering during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.S.CP.E./M.S. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study that will allow them to complete their B.S.CP.E. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.S.

To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic coordinator in computer engineering.

Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the accelerated B.S.CP.E./M.S. program, which allows them to take graduate courses in computer engineering. To continue in the program past the B.S.CP.E, students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Electrical and Computer Engineering department’s M.S. program.

Only in ABM programs, up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.


Students satisfying the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering may also satisfy requirements for a minor offered by a department in one of the other colleges. Requirements for a minor are specified by the appropriate college and department. Students should submit application for the minor to the appropriate department chair. Candidates for graduation who satisfy requirements for a minor should file the approved application with the intent-to-graduate cards.

General Education (36 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for University General Education Program requirements. Note the following requirements are specified for this program:



Waived for B.S.CP.E. students who have completed one unit of history in high school.

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Typical 4-Year Computer Engineering Sequence

Academic Year Total 29 hrs

Academic Year Total 30 hrs

Academic Year Total 33 hrs

Academic Year Total 30 hrs

Total Hours: 121

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 121

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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