Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Georgia Southern’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program blends classroom instruction with laboratory hands-on experience to train you in the areas of analog and digital circuits, electronics, signal processing, computer architecture, software engineering, microcontrollers, embedded systems, and robotics. You will be pleased to know that our engineering graduates find immediate employment in one of today’s cutting-edge career fields. The first two years of the program may be completed on the Armstrong Campus. However, the degree must be completed on the Statesboro Campus.
Why Computer Engineering?
Computer Engineering encompasses the fields of computer science and electrical engineering to provide a balanced understanding of computer hardware, software and basic modeling techniques that represent the computing process. Computer engineers can work as hardware engineers, software engineers, graphic designer, systems analyst, etc. They use hardware and software design and computer programming to make computing platforms and apps more efficient and powerful to ensure that hardware and software systems are seamlessly integrated, and to make computing systems safer. As a computer engineer, you could develop new computer hardware, design and implement software applications, or enhance the capabilities of networks and computer systems.
The computer engineering curriculum is a broad-based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of engineering principles to solve problems. Students in our computer engineering program learn the analysis and design skills they need to put ideas into action. Classes cover such topics as electronic circuits, analog and digital circuits, logic design, data structures, systems software, robotics, and computer architecture.
Career Outlook and Opportunities – Computer Engineers
Computer Engineering salaries are among the highest in the engineering field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for computer engineers is $114,60 per year. There are approximately 64,400 jobs in the Computer Hardware Engineering field. Career opportunities exist in engineering research and development, product design, digital system design and integration, engineering management, and engineering consultancy, among others. The program provides a strong preparation for graduate study.
Program Educational Objectives
The Computer Engineering program at Georgia Southern will enable its graduates to:
- Be successfully employed in the computer engineering field or pursue relevant graduate degrees such as in engineering, business, or science
- Be proficient in the design and implementation of computer systems using modern tools and provide proper documentation and testing procedures
- Draw upon a broad base of knowledge in science and engineering to provide viable solutions
within the appropriate technological, global, societal, ethical, and organizational context
- Expand their capabilities and knowledge of contemporary issues through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences including advanced training or licensing
- Effectively communicate and work in cross-functional teams while conducting themselves with high standards of ethics and professional responsibility
Professional Advisory Committee
The general purpose of the Committee is to provide advice, guidance, and support for the development of a high-quality program in Computer Engineering at Georgia Southern. The Committee’s role is advisory to the Department’s Chair and faculty in promoting leadership in the Computer Engineering program. The Committee provides advice and counsel on all matters to prepare students for successful entrance into professional occupations. This includes advice on curricula, materials, facilities, and equipment to keep pace with change and ensure what is taught is relevant to the future needs of the business and industrial community.
Credits for core courses are transferable across all schools within the University System of Georgia.
University Orientation course (FYE 1220) is still required, which is unique to Georgia Southern, for those students who transfer less than 30 semester credit hours.
University core capstone course (CORE 2000) is a one-hour required course, pre-requisite is 36 earned credit hours including 3 hours from AREA B.
Any major-specific requirements will be evaluated by the Admissions Office and/or the major department, and appropriate credit will be assigned.
Students who transfer from outside of the University System of Georgia will be evaluated by the Admission Office and/or the major department, and the appropriate transfer credit will be assigned.
- A minimum of 130 hours is required for graduation.
- The requirements of the electrical engineering program must be satisfied.
- A minimum of 30 hours of upper-division credits must be earned at Georgia Southern.
Student Learning Outcomes
The followings are the student learning outcomes (SLO) that computer engineering students are expected to possess upon graduation:
Problem Solving Skills:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (1)
- 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 (2)
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (3)
Ethical and Professional Skills:
- 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 (4)
- 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 (5)
Applied Lab Skills:
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions (6)
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (7)
Program Contact Information
Dr. Youakim Kalaani, P.E.
Professor & Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: (912) 478-0006
Last updated: 2/4/2020