FIU College of Engineering and Computing

Florida International University - Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

Computer engineers are the brains behind the hardware and software of computers. Our ABET-accredited program emphasizes engineering concepts and design in the varied and rapidly expanding field of computer engineering. Whether you want to go into practice or take on advanced study in computer engineering by pursuing a master’s degree, you’ll get there with our bachelor’s degree.

Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment. This ranges from small pocket devices like GPS devices to power generation equipment. Students will learn the application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.

Outcomes of receiving a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering:

  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  • Through classes, students will learn how to work in multi-disciplinary teams and communicate effectively
  • An ability to apply probability and statistics, including applications to computer engineering program

Degree Requirements

128 credits are required to graduate. Lower division requirements include at least 60 credit hours of pre-engineering credits. Up to 90 academic credits may be transferred from an ABET-accredited institution of higher education. You must also meet the University Foreign Language Requirement, and meet all of the state and university requirements for graduation.

Academics

Visit the Undergraduate Student Catalog for a list of undergraduate courses offered. Electrical engineering and computer engineering undergraduate students must choose elective classes from area of concentration from the following list and take the corresponding courses as their electives. Students may choose any class from any concentration as long as they fulfill the prerequisite(s) and co-requisite(s). Students must choose at least two concentrations, at least nine credits from each of these two concentrations.

Pre-Medical and Physics Track

The Bachelor of Science in electrical or computer engineering pre-medical track is designed for motivated students who have dual interests in engineering and medical careers. The Bachelor of Science in electrical or computer engineering physics concentration is designed for motivated students who have dual interests in engineering and physics. Students are required to complete all the courses in this concentration plus the core requirements for a bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering and other ECE engineering concentration credits.

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Areas of Concentration (Students must choose at least two concentrations and at least nine credits from each of these two concentrations)