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Engineering with Computer Science


Students interested in a career in computer engineering should pursue the Engineering Sciences Major modified with Computer Science by contacting Professor Eugene Santos or Professor Stephen Taylor.

Prerequisites

Modified majors are expected to have a basic understanding of calculus, physics, chemistry, and computer science. First-year students interested in the major should take the placement test in mathematics.

Unless otherwise prohibited, prerequisites may be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

Computer Science

2 courses.

  • COSC 1: Introduction to Programming and Computation
    or ENGS 20: Introduction to Scientific Computing
  • COSC 10: Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming

Mathematics

3 courses.

  • MATH 3: Introduction to Calculus
  • MATH 8: Calculus of Functions of One and Several Variables
  • MATH 13: Calculus of Vector-Valued Functions

Physics

2 courses.

  • PHYS 13: Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 14: Introductory Physics II

Chemistry

1 course.

  • CHEM 5: General Chemistry

Required Core Courses

Engineering Core

Preselected Courses

3 courses.

Selective Courses

Choose 1 course.

Computer Science Core

1 course.

  • ENGS 50 (COSC 50): Software Design and Implementation

Required Breadth Courses

Choose a total of 5 courses.

  • Select at least 1 course from each group.
  • At least 3 of the selected courses must be Computer Science (COSC) courses.

Architecture

  • ENGS 32: Electronics: Introduction to Linear and Digital Circuits
  • ENGS 62: Microprocessors in Engineered Systems
  • COSC 51: Computer Architecture

Communications

  • ENGS 26: Control Theory
  • ENGS 68: Introduction to Communications Systems
  • ENGS 92: Fourier Transforms and Complex Variables
  • COSC 60: Computer Networks

Computation

  • ENGS 91: Numerical Methods in Computation
  • COSC 31: Algorithms
  • COSC 58: Operating Systems
  • COSC 77: Computer Graphics

Culminating Experience

Engineering Sciences majors complete a culminating experience, which is part of a course (either as one of the two electives or as an additional course). Normally taken during the senior year, the course is chosen from the following options below, and for modified majors, must be justified as part of a larger unified coherent program of study.

Thesis


Design Project

  • ENGS 89: Engineering Design Methodology and Project Initiation
    • Taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/90.
    • May count toward both AB and BE degrees.
    • Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least 6 engineering sciences courses must be completed:
      • ENGS 21
      • +5 additional ENGS courses numbered 22–76.

Advanced Course

  • ENGS 58: Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 61: Intermediate Electrical Circuits
  • ENGS 62: Microprocessors in Engineered Systems
  • ENGS 67: Programming Parallel Systems
  • ENGS 71: Structural Analysis
  • ENGS 73: Materials Processing and Selection
  • ENGS 76: Machine Engineering
  • ENGS 112: Modern Information Technologies
  • ENGS 122: Semiconductor Theory and Devices
  • ENGS 124: Optical Devices and Systems
  • ENGS 125: Power Electronics and Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ENGS 126: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENGG 129: Instrumentation and Measurements
  • ENGS 130: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ENGS 132: Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Condensed Phases
  • ENGS 133: Methods of Materials Characterization
  • ENGS 134: Nanotechnology
  • ENGS 135: Thin Films and Microfabrication Technology
  • ENGS 145: Modern Control Theory
  • ENGS 146: Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Design
  • ENGS 157: Chemical Process Design
  • ENGS 158: Chemical Kinetics and Reactors
  • ENGS 160: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • ENGS 163: Advanced Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 165: Biomaterials
  • ENGS 167: Medical Imaging
  • ENGS 169: Intermediate Biomedical Engineering
  • ENGS 171: Industrial Ecology
  • ENGS 172: Climate Change and Engineering