Computer Engineering, B.S.
Program Educational Objectives: Graduates of the Computer Engineering program will (1) be engaged in professional practice at or beyond the entry level or enrolled in high-quality graduate programs building on a solid foundation in engineering, mathematics, the sciences, humanities and social sciences, and experimental practice as well as modern engineering methods; (2) be innovative in the design, research and implementation of systems and products with strong problem solving, communication, teamwork, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills; (3) proactively function with creativity, integrity and relevance in the ever-changing global environment by applying their fundamental knowledge and experience to solve real-world problems with an understanding of societal, economic, environmental, and ethical issues. (Program educational objectives are those aspects of engineering that help shape the curriculum; achievement of these objectives is a shared responsibility between the student and UCI.)
The undergraduate Computer Engineering curriculum includes a core of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Engineering courses in fundamental areas fill in much of the remaining curriculum.
High School Students: See School Admissions information.
Transfer Students: Preference will be given to junior-level applicants with the highest grades overall, and who have satisfactorily completed the following required courses: two years of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with laboratories (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), completion of lower-division writing, and one course in computational methods (e.g., C, C++). For course equivalency specific to each college, visit https://assist.org.
Students are encouraged to complete as many of the lower-division degree requirements as possible prior to transfer. Students who enroll at UCI in need of completing lower-division coursework may find that it will take longer than two years to complete their degrees. For further information, contact The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at 949-824-4334.
All students must meet the University Requirements.
All students must meet the School Requirements.
|Mathematics and Basic Science Courses:|
|EECS 55||Engineering Probability|
|EECS 70LA||Network Analysis I Laboratory|
|EECS 145||Electrical Engineering Analysis|
|I&C SCI 6D||Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science|
|MATH 2A- 2B||Single-Variable Calculus |
and Single-Variable Calculus
|MATH 2D||Multivariable Calculus|
|MATH 3A||Introduction to Linear Algebra|
|MATH 3D||Elementary Differential Equations|
|PHYSICS 7C||Classical Physics|
|PHYSICS 7LC||Classical Physics Laboratory|
|PHYSICS 7D- 7E||Classical Physics |
and Classical Physics
|PHYSICS 7LD||Classical Physics Laboratory|
|One additional math or basic science elective from the following:|
|Boolean Logic and Discrete Structures|
|Fundamentals of Experimental Physics|
or other courses as approved by faculty advisor.
|Engineering Topics Courses:|
|Students must complete a minimum of 26 units of engineering design.|
|Introduction to Programming|
|Computer Systems and C Programming|
|Advanced C Programming|
|Software Engineering Project in C Language|
|Introduction to Digital Systems|
|Introduction to Digital Logic Laboratory|
|Object-Oriented Systems and Programming|
|Discrete-Time Signals and Systems|
|Network Analysis I|
|Network Analysis II|
|Network Analysis II Laboratory|
|Organization of Digital Computers|
|Organization of Digital Computers Laboratory|
|Processor Hardware/Software Interfaces|
|Engineering Data Structures and Algorithms|
|Introduction to Knowledge and Software Engineering|
|Senior Design Project I |
and Senior Design Project II
|Electronics I Laboratory|
|Electronics II Laboratory|
With the approval of a faculty advisor, students select any additional engineering topics courses needed to satisfy school and department requirements.
Engineering Elective Courses:
Select, with approval of a faculty advisor, a minimum of three courses of engineering topics.
|Compilers and Interpreters|
|Introduction to Machine Vision|
|Introduction to Data Management|
|Parallel Computer Systems|
|Fundamentals of Parallel Computing|
|Communication Systems I|
|Communication Systems II|
|Continuous-Time Signals and Systems|
|Digital Signal Processing|
|Digital Signal Processing Design and Laboratory|
|Individual Study (up to 3 graded units)|
|Introduction to Engineering I |
and Introduction to Engineering II (*)
|* ENGR 7A and ENGR 7B can be counted as 4 units of Engineering Electives. ENGR 7A and ENGR 7B are available only to lower-division students. Both ENGR 7A and ENGR 7B must be taken to be counted as an Engineering Elective.|
|Engineering Professional Topics Courses|
|ENGR 190W||Communications in the Professional World|
(The nominal Computer Engineering program will require 187 units of courses to satisfy all university and major requirements. Because each student comes to UCI with a different level of preparation, the actual number of units will vary.)
The sample program of study chart shown is typical for the major in Computer Engineering. Students should keep in mind that this program is based upon a sequence of prerequisites, beginning with adequate preparation in high school mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Students who are not adequately prepared, or who wish to make changes in the sequence for other reasons, must have their program approved by their advisor. Computer Engineering majors are encouraged to consult with academic counselors as needed, and students who are academically at risk are mandated to see a counselor as frequently as deemed necessary by the advising staff.
|MATH 2A||MATH 2B||MATH 2D|
|EECS 12||I&C SCI 6D||PHYSICS 7D|
|General Education||PHYSICS 7C- 7LC||PHYSICS 7LD|
|General Education||EECS 31||EECS 31L|
|MATH 3A||MATH 3D||EECS 22L|
|PHYSICS 7E||EECS 22||EECS 50|
|EECS 20||EECS 55||EECS 70B|
|Math./Science Elective||EECS 70A||EECS 70LB|
|EECS 70LA||General Education|
|EECS 112||EECS 112L||EECS 111|
|EECS 40||EECS 114||EECS 113|
|EECS 145||EECS 170B||EECS 148|
|EECS 170A||EECS 170LB||General Education|
|EECS 170LA||General Education|
|EECS 159A||EECS 159B||ENGR 190W|
|EECS 118||General Education||Engineering Elective|
|EECS 119||General Education||General Education|
|Engineering Elective||Engineering Elective|
Students must obtain approval for their program of study and must see their faculty advisor at least once each year.