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Undergraduate Computer Engineering Program
As an undergraduate computer engineering major, you have access to hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities. In combination with the concepts you cover in your courses, your hands-on practice will take place in a variety of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering laboratories — Microfabrication Lab, Optical Information Processing Lab, Photonics Lab, Signal Processing Lab, Systems and Control Research Lab, Communications Networks Lab, Advanced Digital Design Laboratories, Opto-Electronics Devices Lab, HAM-Radio Lab, Ultraviolet Laser Lithography Lab, and Computational Electromagnetic Lab.
About our Undergraduate Computer Engineering Program
The computer engineering curriculum draws from software courses taken in computer science and hardware courses taken from electrical and computer engineering, culminating in the integration of hardware and software in systems design. An extensive laboratory experience is integrated with the classroom work to ensure that the student develops a working knowledge of the fundamentals. Upper level courses integrate the knowledge base with current technology and computational tools resulting in a professional graduate prepared to make contributions to the engineering profession by either entering the work force or pursuing a graduate education.
Our computer engineering program focuses on digital electronics and digital system design and the design development analysis and application of hardware and software for computing systems.
We are proud to be one of the first in the country to introduce a Bachelor's Plus Master's program that attracts and retains top-notch students. By taking two approved graduate courses in your senior year in place of non-design technical electives, it is possible to complete the master's degree in as little time as one additional academic year. This program is available to electrical and computer undergraduate majors.
Cooperative Education and Service-Learning
Through internships, co-ops, study abroad and service opportunities, you can expand your hands-on learning to the real world and gain invaluable experience in your field. About one-half of our students participate in our Cooperative Education program with placements in local and national companies such as AO Smith, Honda, Toyota, Fujitec, Battelle, YSI, LexisNexis and Naval Research Laboratories. In addition, many of our students take advantage of our ETHOS program and benefit from their service-learning experiences.
With a low 15:1 student-teacher ratio, you have close interaction with the Department's 15 full-time and nine part-time faculty. You'll experience one-on-one assistance with transitioning, academic advising and growth as an engineering professional.
You may also work with faculty in their areas of interest. Augmented with joint faculty from the electro-optics program, our electrical and computer engineering faculty are world-renowned teachers and researchers who have edited textbooks, published extensively in national and international journals and conferences, and are fellows in their respective professional organizations. Extensive research opportunities with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) also give you hands-on research experience as undergraduates.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is uniquely placed to add to our student's financial aid. Through scholarships funded from a $2 million MUMMA Endowment Fund and other foundations, we support both undergraduate and graduate students and supplement University and School of Engineering awards.Top
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Our computer engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to develop in students the skills and knowledge to learn, lead and serve in their profession and their community.Top
Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Our Computer Engineering alumni will
- Find rewarding careers as engineering professionals. As computer engineers they will design and develop new products, technologies and processes that incorporate one or more of the following elements: analog and digital circuits, signals and systems, computer design, software development, and hardware/software integration.
- Continue their professional education either formally, in graduate school, professional school, or through industrial training programs or informally, through activities such as continuing education, attendance in short courses, professional workshops and conferences.
- Exercise and further develop their skills in professional communication through activities such as project briefings, conference presentations, technical reports and manuals, and journal publications.
- Participate in activities for the betterment of society and carry on the traditions of the University of Dayton by maintaining high ethical standards in their professional activities and by serving their country and community through service, leadership and mentoring.
Computer Engineering Program Outcomes
a. Our graduates will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
b. Our graduates will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. Our graduates will have the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d. Our graduates will have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. Our graduates will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. Our graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. Our graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively.
h. Our graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i. Our graduates will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. Our graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. Our graduates will have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
l. Our graduates will have an understanding of probability and statistics and the ability to apply probability and statistics to engineering problems.
m. Our graduates will have knowledge of discrete mathematics including formal proofs, Boolean algebra, and discrete signal representations and transforms.
n. Our graduates will have participated in a major design activity.
o. Our graduates will have an understanding of the hardware/software integration process and an ability to conduct hardware/software integration.