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The computer engineering program has many similarities to the electrical engineering program described above, but allows students to put more emphasis on computer-related technology. The computer engineering degree program is designed for those students who want a special emphasis in both the hardware and software associated with incorporating digital devices and microprocessors into various products and systems. It includes courses in computer science and electrical engineering for both software and hardware design. Extensive laboratory work gives students hands-on experience with wired logic and microprogrammed digital systems, microprocessors, personal computers, embedded processors, hardware descriptive language, and computer networks.
International Engineering Option
Engineering is a global profession and today’s engineers must be able to work and interact in a variety of diverse cultural and technical environments. The international engineering option gives electrical and computer engineering students an opportunity to study culture and foreign language at the same time as they pursue their engineering degrees. The option includes at least one semester of study abroad with courses taken in a foreign language. In addition, students may participate in a four-to-five month international internship. Foreign language skills can be earned through a variety of means, including formal university coursework, intensive summer language programs, and previous education. Foreign language education and the study-abroad experience satisfy the cultural context requirements of the University Studies Program.