Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - Distributed System & Software Design and Systems & Architecture

Wellness Requirement
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Institutional Priority
CS 1301Introduction to Computing 23
Mathematics and Quantitative Skills
MATH 1552Integral Calculus 24
Political Science and U.S. History
HIST 2111The United States to 18773
or HIST 2112 The United States since 1877
or INTA 1200 American Government in Comparative Perspective
or POL 1101 Government of the United States
or PUBP 3000 American Constitutional Issues
Arts, Humanities, and Ethics
Any HUM 16
Communicating in Writing
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I 24
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II 24
MATH 1551Differential Calculus 22
MATH 1554Linear Algebra 24
Social Sciences
Choose one of the following:3
Economic Analysis and Policy Problems
The Global Economy
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Any SS6
Field of Study
ECE 1100ECE Discovery Studio1
ECE 2020Digital System Design 23
ECE 3005Professional and Technical Communications for ECE1
CS 1331Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 23
CS 1332Data Structures and Algorithms for Applications 23
CS 2050Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science 23
or CS 2051 Honors - Induction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
MATH 2550Introduction to Multivariable Calculus 22
MATH 2552Differential Equations 24
CHEM 1310Principles of General Chemistry for Engineers4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Major Requirements
Ethics 1
Probability/Statistics 4,93
ECE 2031Digital Design Laboratory 22
ECE 2035Programming for Hardware/Software Systems 24
ECE 2040Circuit Analysis 23
ECE 3058Architecture, Systems, Concurrency, and Energy in Computation 24
Distributed System & Software Design 2,6,9
CS 3251Computer Networking I3
Select three of the following (Advanced Software): 2,69
Programming Embedded Systems
Advanced Programming Techniques for Engineering Applications
GPU Programming for Video Games
Cloud Computing
Embedded Systems Design
Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
Prototyping Intelligent Devices
Systems & Architecture 2,6,9
CS 2340Objects and Design3
CS 3210Design of Operating Systems3
CS 3220Computer Structures: Hardware/Software Codesign of a Processor3
CS 3510Design and Analysis of Algorithms3
or CS 3511 Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Honors
Select one of the following (Software Tools): 2,63
Introduction to Software Engineering
Compilers, Interpreters, and Program Analyzers
Select one of the following (Advanced Systems & Architecture): 2,63
Advanced Operating Systems
Programming Embedded Systems
Advanced Computer Architecture
Culminating Senior Design Options (Capstone)
Culminating Senior Design 53
Free Electives 3,79
Total Credit Hours129

Pass-fail only allowed for Core IMPACTS Arts, Ethics, & Humanities Electives, Social Sciences Electives, Free Electives, ECE 1100, and ECE 3005

Courses that are cross-listed with ECE must be taken under the ECE number.


Student must complete one Ethics course during their program. For a complete list of Ethics courses, please see the Ethics Catalog page.


Minimum grade of C required


The following courses are not allowed: HPS 1XXX, PHYS 2XXX (AP Credit), ECE 3710, ECE 3741, LMC 2661, LMC 2662, LMC 3661, LMC 3662, MATH 1113. Maximum of six credit hours of Special Problems or research may be applied toward the degree


CEE 3770 or ISYE 3770 or MATH 3670 or ECE 3077 (Must be taken on Letter/Grade basis)


Senior Design requirements may be satisfied in the following ways:

  1. ECE two semester 4000 level ECE Culminating Design I + ECE Culminating Design II
  2. Approved single-semester capstone (requires completion of the prerequisite ECE Design Fundamentals junior course, which counts as a free elective)

NOTE: Students may be able to use a VIP project in one of the above options to satisfy Senior Design provided they meet the requirements as outlined at the following VIP page. (see


No single course may be used to satisfy requirements in both selected threads.

  1. If a course is required in both threads, it must be satisfactorily completed once and the second occurrence shall be replaced by an equivalent number of ECE/CS 3000/4000 elective hours (excluding courses used to satisfy senior design or probability & statistics requirements).
  2. If a course is required in one thread and optional (elective or pick list) in the second thread, it must be completed as required and may not be used to satisfy any element of the second thread.
  3. If a course is optional (elective or pick list) in both threads, it may be counted once toward either thread, but not toward both.

The total number of available free elective hours will depend on choices made in the thread as well as the choice to fulfill Senior Design requirements according to note (5)


ECE electives are subject to School approval and must satisfy the following constraints:

  1. All ECE courses at the 3000-level or higher, including approved special topics course.  Exclusions:  Junior Design Fundamentals Course (prerequisite for single-semester capstone) and ECE 3077 (used to satisfy Probability and Statistics requirement).
  2. Special problems, undergraduate research, and similar courses may not be included, except for three credit hours for one ECE Undergraduate Research sequence, either ECE 3951+ ECE 3952 or ECE 4951+ ECE 4952. For students completing the Research Option but not an ECE UROP sequence, three credit hours for ECE 4699 may be included.

Hours satisfying Probability & Statistics requirement and threads requirements may share with minor requirements.