What will I learn?

The ever-increasing use of the computer in today’s world offers expanding opportunities in this field of specialization. This program provides a bridge between the disciplines of electrical engineering and computer science. Graduates can enter such fields as chip design, software engineering, robotics, and a variety of computer-controlled applications. This requires the development of the engineering approach through the understanding of engineering mathematics, digital and analog electronics and control, as well as computer languages, computing theory and computer architecture. Design and problem-solving form the heart of the discipline and a variety of computer-aided design (CAD) tools are utilized to facilitate learning and implementation.

The graduate from this program will obtain the basic education in the first three years. The final year is utilized to explore specific areas of interest. One can choose a software-oriented program including such areas as artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems and software design or a hardware-oriented program pointing toward computer or integrated circuit design, robotics and networking.

The engineering approach and knowledge of computer structure are the attributes that make it unique. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. A total of 132 semester hours are required for graduation.

Program Educational Objectives:

  • Our graduates will develop effective and innovative solutions to challenging engineering problems. [Problem Solving]
  • Our graduates will become leaders in emerging technologies, developing future state-of-the-art designs and products based on new fundamental theories. [Engineering System Design]
  • Our graduates will lead teams of engineers and collaborate with other professionals in multidisciplinary environments. [Communication]
  • Our graduates will maintain an awareness of the global and societal environment, and engineer solutions to problems as they arise. [Contemporary Issues]
  • Our graduates will engage in life-long learning by pursuing advanced degrees and professional development leading to career advancement. [Work/Grad School]

Our Computer Engineering Students will:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of math, science and basic computer engineering topics. [Fundamentals]
  • Comprehend the design of computer architectures and integrated systems having major hardware and software components. [Design]
  • Exhibit problem solving skills. [Problem Solving]
  • Have the ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. [Techniques/Skills]
  • Work effectively on teams. [Team Work]
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply concepts of engineering economics and project planning. [Engineering Economics/Planning]
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary global and societal issues and their relationship to professional ethics and engineering solutions. [Ethics/Profession]
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct laboratory experiments and interpret and report the results.[Experiment/Results]
  • Exercise strong oral and written communication skills including those needed for technical writing. [Communication]
  • Have an awareness of the need for and demonstrate the ability to keep learning throughout life along with an appreciation of diversity in the world and in intellectual areas. [Diversity and LLL]

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (132 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,920.00 per year
USD $15,960 per semester/term for (12-18 credits)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020

Venue

School of Engineering

221 University Avenue,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

06604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should be a graduate of a regionally accredited secondary school and should present sixteen acceptable units of academic work, including: four units in English, three units in Mathematics, two units in a lab science, two units in the social sciences and five electives. An applicant who has not satisfied the distribution of college requirements, but has presented convincing evidence of the quality of his/her high school work, may be admitted provisionally.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

Those whose native language is not English are also required to show English language proficiency. You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below: A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates; A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates; An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112; An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5; A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates; A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above; A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates.

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About this uni

The main campus stretches over 50 acres, overlooks the Long Island Sound and boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • 3rd in the region for percentage of international students
  • 17th highest in the region for most diverse student body
  • Small class sizes with 16:1 student-faculty ratio