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Undergraduate Programs

BSCPE 4-Year Curriculum
Class of 2016


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester


* ENGE 1024 Engineering Exploration - 2C


CHEM 1035
General Chemistry - 3C


CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab - 1C


ENGL 1105 First-Year Writing - 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 First-Year Writing - 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 Algorithms - 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
Microcontroller Interfacing
- 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
Applied Software Design
- 3C


ECE 2204 Electronics - 3C


ECE 2274
Electronic Networks 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 System Design - 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



* 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).

Key

CLE: Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirements

Ar.: Area

ViEWS: Visual Expression, Written, and Spoken Communication

CPE Major

In order to enter this restricted major, students must have:

  • A competitive GPA of at least 2.0 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C- or better in ENGE 1024 and ENGE 1104 (or ENGE 1114 + ENGE 1204 or ENGE 1434)
  • Credit for MATH 1205, 1206, 1114, 1224; CHEM 1035/1045; ENGL 1105, 1106; PHYS 2305

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, MATH 2224 or 2534, 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.