Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Computer Engineering Concentration

The objective of the computer engineering concentration is to prepare students for a career in the area of Computer Engineering as it relates to the design of integrated software/hardware systems with both high- and low-level computer systems programming and applications to electrical systems. Computer engineers are responsible for the design, implementation, and application of computers and digital systems. The field covers hardware, software, and the interaction between them. The Computer Engineering concentration integrates courses on computer science fundamentals from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences of Temple University into the curriculum.

Summary of Degree Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are: 

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

College Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering may be conferred upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. Students must also score a minimum grade of C- in each of the following courses before they can take other junior and senior level courses:

ECE 2332Principles of Electric Circuits4
ECE 2612Digital Circuit Design3
ECE 3512Signals: Continuous and Discrete4
or ECE 3912 Honors Signals: Continuous and Discrete

 Program Requirements

Required Math & Basic Science Courses
MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
ECE 3522Stochastic Processes in Signals and Systems3
ENGR 2011Engineering Analysis & Applications3
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
or PHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
or IH 0951 Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
IH 0852Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
or IH 0952 Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (The Arts)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
Required Electrical & Computer Engineering Courses
ECE 2332Principles of Electric Circuits4
ECE 2333Principles of Electric Circuits Lab1
ECE 2612Digital Circuit Design3
ECE 2613Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
ECE 3512Signals: Continuous and Discrete4
or ECE 3912 Honors Signals: Continuous and Discrete
ECE 3612Processor Systems3
or ECE 3914 Honors Microprocessor Systems
ECE 3613Processor Systems Laboratory1
or ECE 3915 Honors Microprocessor Systems Lab
ECE 3622Embedded System Design3
ECE 3623Embedded System Design Laboratory1
ECE 4512Digital Communication Systems3
ECE 4513Digital Communication Systems Laboratory1
ECE 4612Advanced Processor Systems3
ECE 4532Data and Computer Communication3
CIS 1057Computer Programming in C4
CIS 1068Program Design and Abstraction4
or CIS 1968 Honors Program Design and Abstraction
CIS 1166Mathematical Concepts in Computing I4
or CIS 1966 Honors Mathematical Concepts in Computing I
CIS 2168Data Structures4
Required Engineering Courses
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
ENGR 2196Technical Communication (WI)3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4176Senior Design Project I for Electrical Engineering2
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II (WI)3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
Required Elective Courses
Electrical Engineering or Computer & Information Science Technical Electives6
Free Elective2
Total Credit Hours128

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering: Computer Engineering Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering Engineering Technology3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
PHYS 1061 or 1961Elementary Classical Physics I4
CIS 1057Computer Programming in C14
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
ECE 2332Principles of Electric Circuits4
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
ECE 2333Principles of Electric Circuits Lab1
ECE 2612Digital Circuit Design3
ECE 2613Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
ENGR 2011Engineering Analysis Applications3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course 3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
ECE 3512 or 3912Signals: Continuous and Discrete4
ECE 3612 or 3914Processor Systems3
ECE 3613 or 3915Processor Systems Laboratory1
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 3622Embedded System Design3
ECE 3623Embedded System Design Laboratory1
ECE 3522Stochastic Processes in Signals and Systems3
CIS 1068 or 1968Program Design and Abstraction4
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 2
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 4176Senior Design Project I for Electrical Engineering2
ECE 4512Digital Communication Systems3
ECE 4513Digital Communication Systems Laboratory1
ECE 4612Advanced Processor Systems3
CIS 1166 or 1966Mathematical Concepts in Computing I4
Electrical Engineering/Computer & Information Science Technical Elective23
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
Electrical Engineering/Computer & Information Science Technical Elective23
ECE 4532Data and Computer Communication3
GenEd Breadth Course3
CIS 2168Data Structures4
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 128
1

CIS 1057 is a required course for all ECE students. If you completed ENGR 1117 before declaring an ECE major, you must take CIS 1057 in your third semester. ENGR 1117 will be counted as a free elective. See your advisor for more information.

2

Students may satisfy no more than one Electrical Engineering/CIS Technical Elective with 3 credits of Independent Study, Independent Research or Co-Op coursework. Students must be granted prior approval from the department.

Technical Electives

ECE 3312Microelectronics I3
ECE 3313Microelectronics I Laboratory1
ECE 3412Classical Control Systems3
ECE 3413Classical Control Laboratory1
ECE 3622Embedded System Design3
ECE 3623Embedded System Design Laboratory1
ECE 3712Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves3
ECE 3722Electromagnetic Wave Propagation3
ECE 3723Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Laboratory1
ECE 3732Electromechanical Energy Systems3
ECE 3733Electromechanical Energy Systems Laboratory1
ECE 3822Software Tools for Engineers3
ECE 4322VLSI Systems Design3
ECE 4522Digital Signal Processing3
ECE 4542Telecommunications Engineering3
ECE 4712Modern Power Engineering and Electronics3
ECE 4312Microelectronics II3
ECE 4412Modern Control Theory3
ECE 4422Digital Control Systems3
ENGR 3033Entrepreneurial Engineering3
ENGR 4116Spacecraft Systems Engineering3
ENGR 2181Co-Op Work Experience I3
or ENGR 3181 Co-Op Work Experience II
ECE 3082Independent Study in Electrical Engineering3
ECE 3091Independent Research in Electrical Engineering3
CIS: Approved Electives