These three key attributes describe the career and professional accomplishments that the computer engineering program prepares graduates to achieve. These attributes also help faculty focus on assessing and evaluating the extent to which the program objective is being met.
Knowledge refers to demonstration of technical competence in comprehensively identifying problems, analyzing and generating solutions, and making decisions related to their professional practice.
Skills pertain to the effective use of computers and modern tools in professional practice and learn to adapt as technology changes.
Attitudes reflect good work ethic, the ability to function well on teams, and the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Computer engineers design, develop, test and oversee the manufacture and maintenance of embedded computer hardware and software. As such, the computer engineer is part electrical engineer and part computer scientist.
The objective of the bachelor's degree program in computer engineering is to produce graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will ensure success in professional positions in business, industry, research, government service, graduate study or professional school.
Sample Course Schedules
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Freshman YearENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 HIST 102 Western Civilization: 1600 to Present CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry MATH 155 Calculus 1 ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
Senior YearEE 327 Signals and Systems 1 CPE 480 Senior Design Seminar EE 356 Analog Electronics Laboratory EE 355 Analog Electronics CS 450 Operating Systems Structures
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The computer engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.