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Engineering: Computer

Computer engineering is a discipline that deals with the hardware and software of computing systems. With an ever-growing area of applications, computing systems are not limited to personal computers, but can be found embedded in a great variety of devices such as routers, phones, printers, remote controls, servomotors, and smart sensors, to mention only a few. Computer engineers write software and design computers, microprocessors, and embedded computing systems.

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DEGREE INFORMATION

Computer Engineering CONCENTRATION

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSEC) – Computer Engineering Concentration is a new degree at LeTourneau University involving a curriculum of 126 semester hours.  . 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the electrical engineering (EE) concentration and the computer engineering (CpE) concentration. The EE concentration focuses on the hardware aspects of electrical systems, including microcontrollers, digital signal processing, and digital systems. In comparison, the CpE concentration, while retaining many of the EE classes, adds a microcomputer design class and provides a stronger programming background by requiring additional computer science classes. Overall, however, the CpE concentration emphasizes the hardware aspects of computer engineering.

The CpE concentration offers a strong theoretical foundation as well as a rich hands-on experience. Practice is emphasized through projects, lab exercises, and the senior design project. Notably, for the microcomputer design class, the students design and build individually a single-board computer system. In recent years, typical senior design topics for CpE students have been in the areas of robotics and telecommunications. Hands-on experience is supported by 3700 square feet of lab space dedicated to the electrical and computer engineering concentrations. A 4+1 option is available to students who are interested to begin working towards a master degree in their senior or junior year.


To learn more about course requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, including the concentration in Computer Engineering, is a new program and will be seeking ABET accreditation following the first graduating class of BSEC students in 2021. Contact the Electrical and Computer engineering department for more information about this new program.

 

DEGREE INFORMATION

B.S. IN ENGINEERING - COMPUTER ENGINEERING CONCENTRATION

The concentration in Computer Engineering at LeTourneau University involves a curriculum of 130 semester hours and is one of six concentrations within our Bachelor of Science in Engineering program.

To learn more about course requirements



INTERESTING CLASSES YOU'LL TAKE

The concentration in computer engineering at LeTourneau University involves a curriculum of 130 semester hours and is one of six concentration choices within our Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.


STUDENT PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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FACULTY ADVISOR: DR. NATHAN GREEN

LEGRange is a 3-year GPS-centered project being funded by Sandia National Labs. The goal of the project is to create a GPS Constellation and place it on campus for the purpose of running over-the-air testing and evaluation of adversarial signals. Furthermore, there are yearly milestones to be met. In the  first year, the team will construct the GPS constellation. This constellation will consist of four modified transmitters and one receiver. The transmitters will receive authentic GPS signal, clean the signal, and transmit it over the ISM band. The receiver will receive the authentic GPS signal and the emulated signals from our transmitters over the ISM band. Each device will leverage mature code provided through UT Austin's Radionavigation Lab in order to process signals. The team will use the second and third year to develop an adversarial GPS device, detector, and finally a device used for localizing adversarial devices. LEGRange is a highly anticipated project that will advance our research efforts in the field of defense.


FACULTY ADVISOR: DR. HOO KIM AND DR. JOONWAN KIM

The goal of the LELP team is to develop a prototype of the Lullaby Pacifier: a smart pacifier that plays music, takes temperature readings, vibrates to soothe teething babies, and turns itself off when not in use. An app for iPhone and Android is being developed to control the pacifier and report its status. With this app and the Lullaby Pacifier, parents will be able to monitor their baby's temperature, comfort their baby's teething pain, and soothe them with music without having to be right next to them. This project involves students from four different departments on campus: engineering, computer science, business, and psychology.


WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS CONCENTRATION?

With a degree in engineering, computer concentration, graduates may choose from a number of industry career options. Click on the links below to investigate your potential carrers.

A few possible career choices include:


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