University of California, Riverside

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Computer Engineering Program Requirements

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Computer Engineers combine Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to design individual microprocessors, personal computers, supercomputers, and circuits. Computer Engineers build the computer systems in your car, cell phone, and mp3 player. Computer Engineers may also build robots. Computer scientists work as theorists, researchers, or inventors. Those employed by academic institutions may be developing advancements in the uses of virtual reality, extending human computer interaction, or designing robots. Their counterparts in private industry may be creating specialized programming languages or tools, information technologies, knowledge-based systems, or even computer games.

Completion of the major requirements, breadth requirements, and university requirements will complete all requirements for the B.S. in Computer Engineering.

Major Requirements

  • See UCR General Catalog Select the catalog "year" that lists the requirements you plan to follow. You may choose a catalog from an academic year in which you were enrolled full-time anywhere at least one term. You may also choose the catalog year in effect the academic year of your graduation.

Course Plans and Technical Electives

The suggested course plan serves three purposes:

  • Presents the department's course offering intentions, per term, for a particular catalog year;
  • Offers students a plan towards satisfying all degree requirements on a term by term basis consistent with the department's course offering intentions;
  • Lists technical electives in effect for a particular catalog year.

Course Plan 2018

Course Plan 2017      
Course Plan 2016   
Course Plan 2015   
Course Plan 2014 
Course Plan 2013 
Course Plan 2012 
Course Plan 2011 
Course Plan 2010 
Course Plan 2009

Breadth Requirements

In order to graduate, engineering students must satisfy the breadth requirements as determined by the Executive Committee of the Bourns College of Engineering. Students may satisfy the breadth requirements with any course on the BCOE list of approved breadth courses. Students may choose courses from any approved breadth list in effect while enrolled full-time at least one term in an academic year.

To provide depth in satisfying breadth in the humanities and social sciences, courses must meet the following criteria:

  • At least two of the humanities and social science courses must be upper division.
  • At least two courses must be from the same subject area, either humanities or social sciences, with at least one being an upper division course.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822