Computer Engineering Degree

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Requirements (48 units)
Core Courses (32 units) 1
4 mathematics courses
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
4 units of basic science:
General Physics
and General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
3 design and communication courses
5 basic engineering courses:
Introduction to Computer Engineering (grade of C– or better required for graduation)
Fundamentals of Computer Programming II
Introduction to Electrical Engineering (grade of C– or better required for graduation)
Probabilistic Systems
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives
Major Program (16 units)
5 required courses:
Fundamentals of Computer Programming
Fundamentals of Computer System Software
Fundamentals of Circuits
Advanced Digital Design
Computer Architecture I
10 technical electives:
2 courses from:
Introduction to Computer Systems
Fundamentals of Signals & Systems
Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering
Fund of Electromagnetics & Photonics
Fundamentals of Electronics
5 courses from the following five areas:
Architecture and high-performance computing (see below)
VLSI and CAD (see below)
Embedded systems (see below)
Software systems (see below)
Networks and security (see below)
3 electives from:
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Genetics and Evolution
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Advanced Organic Chemistry
300-level technical courses in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering 4
1 required design course from:
Microprocessor Systems Project I
Computer Architecture Projects
VLSI Systems Design Projects

Area Electives

Architecture and High-Performance Computing

Course Title
COMP_ENG 329-0The Art of Multicore Concurrent Programming
COMP_ENG 358-0Introduction to Parallel Computing
COMP_ENG 362-0Computer Architecture Projects
COMP_ENG 368-0Programming Massively Parallel Processors with CUDA
COMP_ENG 452-0Adv Computer Architecture
COMP_ENG 453-0Parallel Architectures
COMP_ENG 468-0Programming Massively Parallel Processors with CUDA


Course Title
COMP_ENG 355-0ASIC and FPGA Design
COMP_ENG 357-0Design Automation in VLSI
COMP_ENG 391-0CMOS VLSI Circuit Design
COMP_ENG 392-0VLSI Systems Design Projects
COMP_ENG 459-0VLSI Algorithmics
ELEC_ENG 353-0Digital Microelectronics
COMP_ENG 393-0Advanced Low Power VLSI and Mixed-signal IC Design
COMP_ENG 493-0Advanced Low Power VLSI and Mixed-signal IC Design

Embedded Systems

Course Title
COMP_SCI 301-0Introduction to Robotics Laboratory
COMP_ENG 346-0Microprocessor System Design
COMP_ENG 347-1Microprocessor Systems Project I
COMP_ENG 347-2Microprocessor Systems Project II
COMP_ENG 364-0CyberPhysical Systems Design and Application
COMP_ENG 365-0Internet-of-things Sensors, Systems, And Applications
COMP_ENG 366-0Embedded Systems
COMP_ENG 369-0Introduction to Sensor Networks
COMP_ENG 464-0Cyber-Physical Systems Design and Application
COMP_ENG 465-0Internet-of-things Sensors, Systems, And Applications
COMP_ENG 466-0Embedded Systems
ELEC_ENG 326-0Electronic System Design I
ELEC_ENG 327-0Electronic System Design II: Project
ELEC_ENG 332-0Introduction to Computer Vision
ELEC_ENG 360-0Introduction to Feedback Systems
ELEC_ENG 390-0Introduction to Robotics
ELEC_ENG 432-0Advanced Computer Vision
MECH_ENG 333-0Introduction to Mechatronics
MECH_ENG 433-0Advanced Mechatronics

Software Systems

Course Title
COMP_SCI 150-0Fundamentals of Computer Programming 1.5
COMP_SCI 212-0Mathematical Foundations of Comp Science
COMP_SCI 214-0Data Structures & Algorithms
COMP_SCI 321-0Programming Languages
COMP_SCI 322-0Compiler Construction
COMP_SCI 336-0Design & Analysis of Algorithms
COMP_SCI 339-0Introduction to Database Systems
COMP_SCI 343-0Operating Systems
COMP_SCI 394-0Agile Software Development

Networks and Security

Course Title
COMP_SCI 340-0Introduction to Networking
COMP_SCI 350-0Introduction to Computer Security
COMP_SCI 354-0Computer System Security
ELEC_ENG 333-0Introduction to Communication Networks
COMP_ENG 334-0Fundamentals of Blockchains and Decentralization