Computer Engineering- B.S.

Computer Engineering is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines the knowledge core of engineering disciplines with mathematics and computer science to solve problems.

The computer engineering curriculum includes the science and technology of software and hardware design, embedded systems, computer architecture, and VLSI in addition to signal processing, solid state devices and microcontroller applications.

Graduates of the Computer Engineering B.S. degree program are prepared for careers in the computer systems industry, focusing on computer systems design and hardware engineering, and have career opportunities in research, design and development in a variety of industries.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology as required by the field of computer engineering. 
  • Use math, sciences, and engineering processes to analyze problems, formulate solutions, conduct experiments, and interpret data.
  • Communicate engineering and scientific information using oral and written arguments and visual presentation. 
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical, global and social impacts of computer engineering innovation.
  • Integrate scientific knowledge, problem-solving skills, and engineering tools to design software and hardware for computer systems.

Computer Engineering

A four-year program leading to a bachelor of science degree

Engineering Foundations
ENGN1015Introduction to Engineering3
ENGN2001Digital Logic Design4
ENGN2009C Programming for Engineering4
Major Courses
CENG4030Digital Integrated Circuit Design3
CENG4040Senior Design I3
CENG4050Senior Design II3
CSIS1112Computer Science II3
CSIS2018Advanced Data Structures3
CSIS2023Survey of Programming Languages3
ENGN2014Computer Architecture I3
ENGN2085Introduction to Embedded Systems3
ENGN2101Linear Circuit Theory3
ENGN2102Linear Circuit Theory Lab1
ENGN3150Solid State Devices3
ENGN3151Solid State Devices Lab1
ENGN3180Microelectronics Design3
ENGN4030Digital Signal Processing3
Major Electives
Choose 6 credits of the following:6
CSIS, CYB, ENGN, IDES, ITEC, MATH: 2000 level or higher
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 6 credits from the following:6
DEE3999 Directed Experiential Education D
TECX4099 College of Engineering & Design Internship Ic
TECX4190 Technical Solutions Design Project
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
IDES3100Parametric Engineering Design3
MATH2040Calculus II3
MATH2220Linear Algebra3
Choose one of the following:4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Physics II
and Physics II Laboratory
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts & Humanities6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
Calculus I (or higher, based on student's placement) *
Statistics I
Choose one of the following:4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Social Sciences6
Two courses from ANTH, ECON, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
Discrete Mathematics
Ordinary Differential Equations
Free Electives #
6 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university6
Total Credits124.0

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?