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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.

Computer Science and Engineering Requirements Suggested Options
5000-Level ECE Elective
(Select one)
ECE:5320 High Performance Computer Architecture (Same as: CS:5610)
ECE:5300 Switching Theory
ECE:5310 VLSI Design (Prerequisites: ECE:3410)
ECE:5800 Fundamentals of Software Engineering (Same as: CS:5800)
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)
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)
ECE Elective
(Select one)
All 5000-level ECE electives listed above, and

 

ECE:3410 Electronic Circuits
ECE:3600 Control Systems
4000-level or above CS Elective
(Select one)
ECE:5800 Fundamentals of Software Engineering (Same as: CS:5800)
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)
CS:4400 Database Systems
CS:4640 Computer Security
CS:5610 High Performance Computer Architecture (Same as: ECE:5320)
CS Elective
(Select one)
All 4000-level and above CS electives listed above, and

 

Additional Elective
(Select one*)
Any of the above OR courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 

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

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