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Undergraduate Programs

BSCPE 4-Year Curriculum
Class of 2015


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester


* ENGE 1024 Engineering Exploration - 2C


CHEM 1035 General Chemistry - 3C


CHEM 1045 General Chemistry Lab - 1C


ENGL 1105 Freshman English - 3C


MATH 1114 Linear Algebra - 2C


MATH 1205 Calculus I - 3C


CLE Area 6 (Creativity & Aesthetic Experience) - 1C


Spring Semester


* ENGE 1104 Exploration of the Digital Future - 2C


ECE 1574 Engineering Problem Solving with C++ - 3


PHYS 2305 Foundations of Physics with Lab - 4C


ENGL 1106 Freshman English - 3C


MATH 1224 Vector Geometry - 2C


MATH 1206 Calculus II - 3C


Fall Semester


ECE 2014 Engineering Professionalism in ECE - 2C


ECE 2504 Introduction to Computer Engineering - 3C


ECE 2574 Introduction to Data Structures and Software Engineering - 3C


MATH 2214 Differential Equations - 3C


PHYS 2306 Foundations of Physics with Lab - 4C


CLE Area 2 (Ideas, Cultural Traditions, and Values) - 3C


Spring Semester


ECE 2534 Micro System Design - 4C


ECE 2004 Circuit Analysis - 3C


ECE 2074 Electronic Circuit Analysis Lab - 1C


ECE 2524 Introduction to UNIX - 2C


MATH 2224 Multivariable Calculus - 3C


MATH 2534 Discrete Math - 3C


15 Total Credits


17 Total Credits
3 in-major credits


18 Total Credits
8 in-major credits


16 Total Credits
10 in-major credits


Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Semester


ECE 3574 Software Engineering - 3C


ECE 2204 Electronics I - 3C


ECE 2274 Electronic Circuits Lab - 1C


ECE 2704 Signals and Systems - 3C


ECE 3544 Digital Design I - 4C


CLE Area 2 (Ideas, Cultural Traditions, and Values) - 3C


Spring Semester


CPE Technical Elective from list - 3C


CPE Technical Elective from list - 3C


ECE 2500 Comp Org and Arch - 3C


ISE 2014 Engineering Economy - 2C


STAT 4714 Probability and Statistics for ECE - 3C


ENGL 3764 Technical Writing - 3C


Fall Semester


ECE 4534 Embedded Systems - 4C


CPE Design Technical Elective from list - 3C


CPE Technical Elective from list - 3C


CLE Area 3 (Society & Human Behavior) - 3C


CLE Area 7 (Critical Issues in a Global Context) - 3C


Spring Semester


CPE Design Technical Elective from list - 3C


CPE Technical Elective from list - 3C


Engineering and Science Elective from list - 3C


CLE Area 3 (Society & Human Behavior) - 3C


Free Elective - 3C


17 Total Credits
14 in-major credits


17 Total Credits
9 in-major credits


16 Total Credits
10 in-major credits


15 Total Credits
6 in-major credits



Notes

  • ENGE 1024 (2C) + ENGE 1104 (2C) can be fulfilled with ENGE 1434 Fundamentals of Engineering (5C).
  • ENGE 1104 can be fulfilled with ENGE 1114 Exploration Engineering Design (2C) + ENGE 1204 Digital Future Transition (1C).
  • Some Area 7 classes also count as UCCLE in Areas 2 or 3, and some Area 2 and 3 classes also count as UCCLE in Area 7. Double counting Area 7 with Area 2 or 3 increases the number of required free electives.
  • Art 1004 and FA 2004 are offered on a Pass/Fail basis only.
  • All students must complete the University foreign language requirement before graduation.

CPE Major

  • Admission to the CPE degree program is governed by CoE and ECE restricted majors' guidelines.
  • All ECE courses require a C- or better in prerequisite courses.
  • Free electives or Area 6 courses offered on a Pass/Fail only basis may be taken under the Pass/Fail grading option.
  • Cumulative/overall and in-major GPAs of 2.0 or higher are required for graduation. In determining the CPE in-major GPA, all ECE courses, including repeats, are used.
  • Non-degree courses are those which do not satisfy graduation requirements, including free electives. The list of non-degree courses includes all courses on the "Non-Degree Credit Courses" list which is updated annually and published on the College of Engineering Undergraduate Academic Affairs website at www.eng.vt.edu.
  • A total of 131 credits are required for graduation with a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering.

University Policy 91- Progress Toward Degree

University Policy 91 outlines university-wide minimum criteria to determine if students are making satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degrees. The ECE Department fully supports the policy. Specific expectations for satisfactory progress for Computer Engineering majors are as follows:

  • Each student must meet the minimum University-wide criteria as described in Policy 91 and summarized in the Undergraduate Course Catalog and Academic Policies catalog.
  • Additionally, upon completion of 60 credits, CPE students must have satisfactorily completed ECE 2014, ECE 2504 or 2574, MATH 2214 and (2534 or 2224), and PHYS 2306.
  • Upon completion of 90 credits, CPE students must have successfully completed 35 credits of in-major courses and have 2.0 overall and in-major GPAs.