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Overview

The computer breadth area is intended to provide students with a broad background in computer hardware and software topics in preparation for a career in industry or graduate studies. 

This EFA is ideal for Computer Track students who have not developed a strong preference for either the hardware-  or software-related aspects of electrical and computer engineering and who are interested in acquiring additional knowledge in both areas.  It is also a good choice for students who are preparing for graduate studies in computer engineering or a related field.

Students pursuing this EFA may find employment with computer chip manufacturers, software development companies, and companies that design customized digital hardware and software for use in their products and applications.

Students interested in this EFA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.

EE Computer Track Requirements Suggested Options
Track Computer Track
Depth Elective
(Select One)
ECE:5320 High Performance Computer Architecture (Same as: CS:5610)
ECE:5800 Fundamentals of Software Engineering (Same as: CS:5800)
Breadth Elective
(Select One)
ECE:3540 Communication Networks
ECE:3410 Electronic Circuits
ECE:3600 Control Systems
5000-Level ECE Elective
(Select Two)
All 5000-level depth electives listed above and

 

ECE:5300 Switching Theory
ECE:5310 VLSI Design (Prerequisites: ECE:3410)
ECE:5810 Formal Methods (Same as: CS:5810)
ECE:5820 Software Languages and Tools (Same as: CS:5820)
ECE:5830 Software Engineering Project (Same as: CS:5830)
Technical Elective
(Select Three)
All breadth, depth and 5000-level ECE electives listed above and

 

CS:2230 Computer Science II: Data Structures (Required)
ECE:5330 Graph Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization (Same as: IGPI:5331)
ECE:5640 Computer-based Control (Same as: IGPI:5641, ME:5362) (Prerequisites: ECE:3600)
Additional Elective
(Select One*)
Any of the above OR course selected in consultation with advisor.

 

* Students graduating before Fall 2017 are required to select two additional electives.

Advising Notes

  • All Computer Track students satisfy the requirements for a minor in Computer Science.
  • A minor in Mathematics can be earned by including one qualifying Math course in the EFA plan.

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