Computer Engineering

Programs Offered
  • Computer Engineering (major and minor)

Computer Engineering (BS)


The BS in Computer Engineering program provides you with a strong foundation to design and analyze computer hardware and low-level software. The BS in Computer Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  • A minimum 131 credits are required for this major, including 59 upper-division credits.
  • All Engineering majors are required to participate in an engineering-related internship with industry or another career entity.
  • This major includes requirements in mathematics and science such as MAT 2720 Discrete Mathematics and PHY 1121 Physics and Science and Engineering.
  • Engineering requirements include EGR 3810 General Engineering Design and EGR 4899 Computer Engineering Capstone and Design.

Computer Engineering minor


  • A minimum 55 credits are required for this minor, including 15 upper-division credits.
  • The 50 credits of required core courses include CSC 1230 Problem Solving & Programming, CPE 3280 Microcontroller System Design, and MAT 1234 Calculus I.
  • Electives can be chosen from courses such as CSC 3221 Netcentric Computing and CSC 3430 Algorithm & Analysis.

entering and completing the major or minor

In order to earn a degree, you must complete at least one academic major. SPU encourages students to explore various academic paths, so if you change your mind about a major or minor, or want to include an additional program, you are able to do so, as outlined below.

Note that the University encourages you to enter your chosen major(s) and minor(s) by the start of your junior year. Students who transfer as juniors and seniors should enter a major within their first two quarters at SPU.

  • If this is your first quarter at SPU and you identified the Computer Engineering major as your first choice on your application for admission to the University, you have gained entry to the major. To change or add a major or minor, follow these instructions.
  • If you are an SPU student with an SPU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, follow these instructions to enter a major or minor in this department.
  • Students on academic probation (with an SPU cumulative GPA below 2.0) will not be permitted to enter a new major or minor until they regain good academic standing.
  • The University requires a grade of C- or better in all classes that apply to a major or minor; however, programs may require higher minimum grades in specific courses. You may repeat an SPU course only once for a higher grade.
  • To advance in this program, meet with your faculty advisor regularly to discuss your grades, course progression, and other indicators of satisfactory academic progress. If your grades or other factors indicate that you may not be able to successfully complete the major or minor, your faculty advisor can work with you to explore options, which may include choosing a different major or minor.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements that are in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year you enter the major or minor.

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Engineering Department

Visit the Engineering Department to see how a degree in engineering can help you achieve your goals to make a difference in the world.

Time Schedule: Computer Science

Course Planning

Suggested course sequences help you complete your degree in a timely manner.