Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Oct 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering, B.S.

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Requirements for the Major:

A total of 40 courses including the following:

Computer Engineering Core:

Computer Engineering Electives:

3 additional CSC or ECE courses numbered 300 or higher. Students may also enroll in EE graduate engineering courses offered through Clarkson Graduate School. Please see the Clarkson Graduate School catalog for course descriptions and joint degree program options.


11 elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor to satisfy the Common Curriculum and to enhance individual educational objectives. These elective courses, in addition to the 5 electives in math, science and computer engineering, can be customized to complete a minor and pursue specific interests.

Sample schedule starting with Math 113:

Students with different math backgrounds will have slightly different math sequences.


* Electives should be chosen to meet Common Curriculum requirements and enhance individual educational goals. Students should work with their academic advisor to develop an appropriate plan of study.

** One course from CSC 103  - CSC 109  and either MTH 197  or MTH 199  should be taken before the winter term of the second year.

*** ECE 241  may also be taken in the fall or spring term of the junior year.

**** The fall term of the third year is the most common term for going on a full term abroad.

With appropriate planning, students may go on winter and spring terms abroad as well.

Requirements for Honors in Computer Engineering:

In addition to meeting all of the general college requirements for honors, candidates for honors in computer engineering must present their senior project at the Steinmetz Symposium.

Requirements for the Five-Year Combined BS in Computer Engineering and MS in Electrical Engineering:

Union undergraduate students may apply to this program offered in conjunction with Clarkson University Capital Region Campus (formerly Union Graduate College) where both a B.S. and an M.S. degree are earned in five years. Students are encouraged to apply during sophomore year but no later than the end of the fall term of their senior year. A 3.0 overall GPA is expected for admission. Students enrolled in the program may count up to three Electrical or Computer Engineering courses toward both degrees. A petition requesting overlapping degree credit must be approved by the undergraduate and graduate advisors and filed with Clarkson University. The Master of Science program is described in the catalog of Clarkson University at

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