BS in Computer Engineering

Units required for Major: 97
Total units required for the BS: 124

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering is a four-year program that emphasizes engineering design of computer hardware and systems at all levels. Engineering design begins with logic design taught to entering students during their first semester. The thread of design continues through the study of architecture, CMOS and VLSI technology, ASIC design, operating systems, computer hardware design, and networking hardware. To complete their degree, students take a two-semester senior design and project course.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (23 Units)
CPE/EEE 64Introduction to Logic Design 14
CSC 15Programming Concepts and Methodology I3
CSC 20Programming Concepts and Methodology II3
CSC 28Discrete Structures for Computer Science3
CSC 35Introduction to Computer Architecture3
CSC 60Introduction to Systems Programming in UNIX3
ENGR 1Introduction to Engineering 11
ENGR 17Introductory Circuit Analysis3
Required Mathematics Courses (11 Units)
MATH 30Calculus I 14
MATH 31Calculus II 14
MATH 45Differential Equations for Science and Engineering3
Additional Required Courses (13 Units)
ENVS 10Introduction to Environmental Science 13
ENGR 140Engineering Economics 12
PHYS 11AGeneral Physics: Mechanics 14
PHYS 11CGeneral Physics: Electricity and Magnetism4
Required Upper Division Courses (47 Units)
CPE/CSC 138Computer Networks and Internets3
CPE/CSC 142Advanced Computer Organization3
CPE 151Cmos And Vlsi3
CPE/CSC 159Operating System Pragmatics3
CPE 166Advanced Logic Design4
CPE 185Computer Interfacing4
CPE 186Computer Hardware System Design3
CPE 190Senior Design Project I 12
CPE 191Senior Design Project II 12
CSC 130Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis3
CSC 139Operating System Principles3
EEE 108Electronics I3
EEE 108LElectronics I Laboratory1
EEE 117Network Analysis3
EEE 117LNetworks Analysis Laboratory1
EEE 180Signals and Systems3
ENGR 120Probability and Random Signals3
Technical Electives (3 Units)
Select one of the following:3
Dsp Architecture Design
Vlsi Design
Computer Software Engineering
Object-Oriented Computer Graphics Programming
Database Management Systems
Compiler Construction
Computer Forensics Principles and Practices
Computer System Attacks and Countermeasures
Advanced Computer Graphics
Electronic Instrumentation
Applied Digital Signal Processing
Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
Total Units97

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms
B1 - Physical Science 20
B2 - Life Forms 20
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5) 20
B4 - Math Concepts 20
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 20
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area Course C3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 20
Area E: Understanding Personal Development
Area E Course 20
Total Units30

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (6 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 20