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Course Requirements

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As a student in the computer engineering program, you will take courses in chemistry and physics, mathematics, engineering, hardware design, software design and application areas as part of the core curriculum. In your sophomore, junior and senior year, you will also participate in team-project-oriented labs. Your elective course options include computer graphics, networks, databases, graphical user interface design, VLSI design and software engineering.

Typical course requirements are shown below. Students work closely with an academic adviser to select courses that are most appropriate for their specific academic background and preparation.

Fall Freshman Year
CM131 Chemistry I
PH131 Physics I or ES110 Engineering and Society
MA131 Calculus I
UNIV190 Clarkson Seminar
FY100 Transitions

Spring Freshman Year
CM132 Chemistry II or BY 160 Biology II
PH132 Physics II or PH131 Physics I
MA132 Calculus II
KA/UC Elective
ES100 Intro to Engineering Use of the Computer

Fall Sophomore Year
MA232 Differential Equations
ES250 Electrical Science
ES260 Material Science
EE261 Intro to Programming and Software Design
KA/UC Elective or PH132 Physics II

Spring Sophomore Year
MA231 Calculus III
EE211 Elec. Eng. Lab I
EE221 Linear Circuits
EE361 Fundamentals of Software Engineering
EE264 Intro to Digital Design

Fall Junior Year
STAT 383 Probability and Statistics
EE321 Systems and Signal Processing
EE341 Microelectronics
EE363 Software Components and Generic Programming
EE365 Adv Digital Circuit Design
ES499 Sec03 Professional Experience

Spring Junior Year
MA211 (MA346) Foundations
EE316 Comp. Eng. Junior Lab
EE360 Microprocessors
EE462 Software Systems Arch
KA/UC Elective

Fall Senior Year
EE416 Comp. Eng. Senior Lab
EE464 Digital Systems Design
EE466 Computer Architecture
CS Elective
KA/UC Elective

Spring Senior Year
Professional Elective
Professional Elective
KA/UC Elective
Undesignated Elective
Undesignated Elective

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