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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering, BS


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Contact Information

Jeff McGough, Department Head 
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(605) 394-2722
Email:  jeff.mcgough@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

The Computer Engineering (BS) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. 

CENG Flowchart    

Curriculum Checklist


Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 17

Total: 18

Sophomore Year


Total: 18

Second Semester


Total: 16

Junior Year


Total: 16

Second Semester


Total: 17

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 14

Second Semester


Total: 14

Total credits: 130


Notes:


For the bachelor of science in Computer Engineering, a student must have a departmental grade point average of at least 2.00 in all CENG/CSC/EE courses 300 level or higher.

Course requirements for the program also include the total number of credits per course. To meet the 98 required credits of the major, any student that has an approved course for transfer will fulfill the course requirement, but if the transferred course does not meet the total credit hour requirement then the program committee will decide on the proper accommodation for meeting the total credit hour requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to get clarification on the necessary accommodation. 

1 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

2 Must have a “C” or higher to move to the proceeding course.

Any regular CENG, CSC, or EE 4xx/5xx course may be used toward the CENG senior electives requirement with the exceptions of CENG 463 /CSC 463 /EE 463 , CENG 467 /CSC 467 /EE 467 , and CENG 448/448L/548/548L .  A maximum of four (4) credits of CENG 491 /CSC 491 /EE 491  , CENG 492 /CSC 492 /EE 492 , and/or CENG 498 /CSC 498 /EE 498  may be used toward the CENG senior electives requirement if a written request presented by the student is approved by the EECS faculty. The student request must justify that the CENG design requirement is met.

Three credits from the following list: CHEM 112 CHEM 114 , MATH 373 MATH 382 MATH 432/532 MATH 471 , PHYS 225 PHYS 275 PHYS 331 , and PHYS 341 .

Objectives and Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates will have demonstrated a mastery of their field and have the requisite foundation for lifelong learning and possess the skills to adapt and to thrive within the profession.
  2. Graduates will have demonstrated their ability to assume leadership roles through career advancement or by assuming responsibilities beyond those expected of entry-level positions.
  3. Graduates will be involved in their profession and make contributions to their field.

Student Outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Objectives and Outcomes


Program Objectives:

  1. to formulate solutions to computer science and engineering problems using multi-disciplinary approaches
  2. to be able to grow professionally and personally
  3. to serve their profession and community as valuable contributing leaders

Student Outcomes:

  1. expand their knowledge and understanding of methods and approaches to advancing knowledge in the basic areas of Computer Science and Engineering
  2. formulate solutions to problems related to software development, data management, algorithms, user interfaces, data science, machine learning and cyber physical systems
  3. be able to conduct basic or applied research and development in Computer Science and Engineering
  4. become an engineer who will serve their profession and community as valuable contributing leaders

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