Degree Requirements for the 2017-2018 Cohort

Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program requires completion of at least 146 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program typically spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or four academic years.

Grade Requirements and Core Courses

Students must receive a grade of "C-" (or 1.7 quality points) or higher in all core courses (or “Pass” for ECE 101L). All required CS, ECE, MAT, and PHY courses are considered core courses. (In a non-core course, a "D" [or 1.0 quality points] or higher is considered passing.)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The following courses are required: ECE 110 or GAM 150, ECE 200, ECE 210, ECE 220L, ECE 260, ECE 270, ECE 300, ECE 310L, ECE 350, ECE 360L, ECE 420, ECE 410L, and ECE 460L. Up to 8 credits of ECE 390 and ECE 490 can be used to replace up to 8 credits of ECE 360L, ECE 410L, and ECE 460L. (Total: 45 credits)

Computer Science

The following computer science courses are required: CS 100, CS 120, CS 170, CS 225, CS 280, CS 315, and CS 330. (Total: 24 credits)

Physics

The following courses are required: PHY 200, PHY 200L, PHY 250, PHY 250L, PHY 270, and PHY 270L. (Total: 14 credits)

Mathematics

The following mathematics courses are required: MAT 140, MAT 150 or MAT 180, MAT 200 or MAT 230, MAT 225, MAT 256, MAT 258, and MAT 340. (Total: 24 credits)

Humanities and Social Science

The following courses are required: COL 101, COM 150, ENG 110, and ECN 350. Students must also take an additional three semester credits of ENG classes numbered 116 or higher. Additionally, students must take three semester credits of HIS, SOS, PSY, PHL, or LAW courses. (Total: 16 credits)

Art and Music

The following course is required: ART 210.  Students must also take an additional three semester credits of any ANI, ART, FLM, or MUS course. (Total: 5 credits)

STEM Electives

Nine semester credits from any non-required CS, ECE, MAT, or PHY courses numbered 200 or above, are required. (Total: 9 credits)

Open Electives

Nine semester credits of electives of any courses offered at DigiPen are required. (Total: 9 credits)

A Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the BS in Computer Engineering: ENG 110 (3), COM 150 (3), HIS, SOS, PSY, PHL, or LAW elective (3), ART 210 (2), MAT 140 (4), MAT 150 or MAT 180 (4), MAT 200 or MAT 230 (4), PHY 200 (4), PHY 250 (4), and ECN 350 (3).


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