The Computer Engineering (CpE) advances humankind by improving the underlying digital hardware, computing networks, and production software systems that impact our everyday lives. As an Engineering discipline, it focuses on the tradeoff of Execution Throughput versus Hardware/Software/Energy costs of all types of computers from portable embedded devices and miniature sensor nodes, up through supercomputers. Opportunities in the CpE field range from careers in computer systems design, mobile and embedded computing devices, sensor networks, reconfigurable logic, software engineering, and machine intelligence applications.
The undergraduate Computer Engineering (CpE) program for the Bachelor of Science degree is offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCF.
The Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of degree requirements for all undergraduate programs based upon the year you are accepted to UCF.Computer Engineering STUDENTS at UCF HAVE MANY UNIQUE ADVANTAGES:
- • Starting with the 2017 academic year, 2 Track options have been introduced in the CpE curriculum. Students will be able to take more elective courses within their area of interest enhancing their academic training and adding to their career potential. Details can be found on the ECE website www.ece.ucf.edu.
- • The ECE Junior Design course provides an introduction to the design process. Here students will learn about project definition through the development of appropriate engineering design requirements specifications. They will acquire necessary and required skills such as test equipment utilization, micro-controller development tool usage, schematic capture and PCB design tools etc. all through the design and fabrication of a basic ECE project.
- • The two semester Senior Design course for CpE majors is a dynamic and exciting real-life experience course and is a vehicle for students to demonstrate the engineering skills acquired through their academic study. Senior Design is a centerpiece of the CpE undergraduate educational experience.
- • All CpE students are assigned a qualified academic advisor. Each student should seek academic advisement before registering for classes each semester to ensure that satisfactory academic progress is being maintained and to minimize excess hours.
- • The ECE department has outstanding faculty engaged in cutting-edge research through several highly competitive, prestigious research grants that they have been awarded. CpE students have an excellent opportunity for pursuing undergraduate research in their area of interest with these faculty.
- • An Accelerated BS - MS degree program in CpE is available to qualified UCF students.
- • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Eta Kappa Nu (ECE Honor Society), Women in ECE and CS (WEECS) professional societies provide real-life benefits including networking, face-to-face meetings with experts and career experience.
- • The ECE Department is located in the Harris Corp. Engineering Center - an ultra high-tech building with state-of-the-art revolutionary equipment, computers, and labs for an outstanding educational experience.