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. Thus, fundamental computing components and the theory underlying their operation are emphasized, and then reinforced through laboratory design projects. This degree program prepares graduates for successful, profitable, and lifelong careers in computer systems design, mobile and embedded computing devices, sensor networks, reconfigurable logic, software engineering, and machine intelligence applications.
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 experience several advantages:
- • In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked CpE programs at UCF as 58th out of 94 schools nationally.
- • State-of-the-art hardware laboratories, software design projects, embedded systems kits, and design tools are utilized throughout the UCF CpE program.
- • A two-semester sequence of Senior Design for UCF CpE undergraduates enables participation in a realistic multi-disciplinary hardware and software team to design an exciting real-life operational system, as a capstone learning experience.
- • UCF's CpE faculty offer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in a variety of topics including Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning.
- • An Accelerated BS - MS degree program in CpE is available to qualified UCF students.
- • UCF student organizations such as Eta Kappa Nu (the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Chapter, Robotics Club, Women in EECS Chapter, and opportunities for participation in Southeastcon Student Competitions provide UCF CpE students face-to-face opportunities with experts to emphasize relevant engineering career experiences.
- • CpE students at UCF can apply for access to the UCF-EXCEL program in which dedicated faculty, staff, and experienced students at various levels assist incoming engineering students in the application of mathematical and science concepts.
- • The CpE program at UCF is housed in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center: an ultra high-tech building with an abundance of new equipment, computers, and laboratories.
- • The CpE program at UCF has an extensive history of graduating students with highly marketable skills spanning hardware, software, and networks for job positions regionally such as those with employers in the UCF Research Park and Quadrangle up through top-ten technology companies nationwide.