Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue University BS in Computer Engineering (BSCmpE) at Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis

I'm analytical. I enjoy using math and science to solve problems.

I am creative. I enjoy inventing.

I am hands on. Working with computers comes easy to me.

I am career oriented. I would like to work in high-tech, developing hardware and software products.

I am a Computer Engineer.

This 125 credit hour, 4 year program gives students a broad based foundation in the field of computer engineering. Students are prepared to design, develop and manage processes, systems and components related to computer hardware and software.

Students graduate from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a high level of technical proficiency and valuable hands-on experience. Graduates typically work in the following types of positions: Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, Design Engineers, Product Designers, Project Engineers, Development Engineers, Test Engineers, and Engineering Team Leaders. 

The program has many opportunities for students to do innovative hands-on work such as independent study, internship, cooperative education, and undergraduate research.

The Bachelor’s degree experience is concluded with a two-semester sequence of Senior Design courses, in which teams of students apply their engineering knowledge on a real-world project which is often submitted by engineers in industry.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the Computer Engineering degree program are to prepare graduates who will be successful in their chosen career paths by:

  1. becoming productive and valuable engineers in the private or public sector,
  2. pursuing and completing graduate studies, and/or
  3. taking on leadership roles in their professions, as well as in their communities and the global society.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

These student outcomes address the abilities of our students upon graduation.  Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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