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Computer Engineering (BS)

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Program Prerequisite: Not required.
Minor: Not required.
Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all ECE and support courses is required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).  Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to graduate.
Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 126 credit hours is required for graduation.

  • Program Code: 8074BS
  • CIPC: 140901

Computer Engineering is the branch of engineering that integrates the fields of electrical engineering and computer science.  Computer engineers use computer hardware and software to solve engineering problems.  They are trained in computer architecture, embedded systems, software design, data structures, hardware interfacing, and hardware/software integration.  The Computer Engineering program offers courses in basic circuitry, microelectronics, embedded systems, algorithms, data structures, and signal processing.  An internship, which gives students engineering work experience, is also part of the program. In the senior year, students complete a two-semester capstone project that integrates their course work. The program prepares graduates to enter engineering industry or pursue advanced studies in the discipline.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives are the career and life accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve within a few years after graduation. The educational objectives of the WSU Computer Engineering Program are to produce graduates that are able to:

  • Design and develop computer hardware and software systems.
  • Effectively communicate technical information and participate in a team environment. 
  • Engage in life-long learning through continuing education and industrial practice.
  • Demonstrate professional ethics and social awareness.


All Computer Engineering students are required to meet with their faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement.  Please call the department secretary at 801-626-6898 for the name of your advisor and to schedule an appointment.  Individual student records are accessible through the WSU Home Page.

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Admission Requirements

See the academic advisor or department secretary to declare your program of study (major).   The program is split into two parts, a pre-professional program and a professional program.  By declaring your major you will be added to the pre-professional program.  After completion of the pre-professional program, students are required to apply for admittance to the professional program.  A minimum GPA of 2.8 in the 1000 and 2000 math, science, computer science, and engineering courses is required for application to the professional program.

Departmental Honors

For information on Departmental Honors, please see the Engineering website at or the Honors Program .

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science degrees. Consult with your advisor and refer to the major requirements below for specific general education courses required.

Major Course Requirements for Computer Engineering BS Degree

General Education Courses Required (34 credit hours)

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