Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering
2. Complete the high school preparation courses (or their university equivalents) with minimum grades of C.
All prerequisites for engineering courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C, and all courses listed in the major requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of C. A student who is unable to earn a grade of C or higher in any course offered by the college may attempt to earn a satisfactory grade one additional time on a space-available basis. Failure to earn a grade of C or higher on the second attempt may result in removal from the program. Re-admittance requires a letter of appeal from the student requesting re-admittance with an explanation of any mitigating factors and how these factors have been addressed. Re-admittance is subject to approval by the department chair of the program.
A student who has a semester GPA below 2.00 in the major requirements will be placed on academic warning by the program. If a student on academic warning status receives a semester GPA of at least 2.00 in the major requirements, that student will be removed from academic warning status by the program. Otherwise, if a student on academic warning status receives a semester GPA below 2.00 in the major requirements, the student will be dropped from the program and must reapply in order to continue in the program.
The program requires students to abide by the principles of academic integrity described in the Student Code of Conduct. Should suspected cases of academic misconduct occur, these cases may be submitted to the UAA Dean of Students Office, where the assistant director of student conduct reviews all allegations of academic misconduct. At the conclusion of the review, the assistant director of student conduct issues a notification of the findings and conclusions to the reporting faculty member, department chair and dean. Should a student from the program be found responsible for a case of academic misconduct by the UAA Dean of Students Office on two separate occasions, that student will be dropped from the program. Re-admittance requires a letter of appeal from the student requesting re-admittance with an explanation of any mitigating factors and how these factors have been addressed. Re-admittance is subject to approval by the department chair of the student’s degree program.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees. Some courses listed as major requirements may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements (GERs).
- Complete the major requirements below with a minimum grade of C.
|CSCE A201||Computer Programming I||4|
|CSCE A211||Computer Programming II||4|
|CSCE/EE A241||Computer Hardware Concepts||4|
|CSCE A248||Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming||3|
|CSCE A311||Data Structures and Algorithms||3|
|CSCE A321||Operating Systems||3|
|CSCE A342||Digital Circuits Design||3|
|CSCE A365||Computer Networks||3|
|CSCE A448||Computer Architecture||3|
|CSCE A465||Computer and Network Security||3|
|CSCE A470||Computer Science and Engineering Capstone Project||3|
|EE A203||Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I||4|
|EE A333||Electronic Devices||4|
|EE A353||Circuit Theory||3|
|ESM A450||Economic Analysis and Operations||3|
|MATH A251||Calculus I||4|
|MATH A252||Calculus II||4|
|MATH A253||Calculus III||4|
|MATH A261||Introduction to Discrete Mathematics||3|
|MATH A302||Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|PHIL A305||Professional Ethics||3|
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Laboratory
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Laboratory
|STAT A307||Probability and Statistics||4|
|WRTG A212||Writing and the Professions||3|
|Advanced Engineering Electives|
|Complete 15 credits from the following: *||15|
Any upper-division elective with a CSCE prefix
|Electromagnetics Laboratory II|
|Engineering Signal Analysis|
|Integrated Circuit Design|
|Digital Signal Processing|
At least 6 credits must be from CSCE courses. A maximum of 3 credits from CSCE A395, a maximum of 3 credits from CSCE A495 and a maximum of 6 credits from CSCE A498 may be applied toward this degree requirement. Other relevant courses may be accepted by approved petition.
A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.
Honors in Computer Systems Engineering
Undergraduate students in the program may be recognized for exceptional performance by earning departmental honors. The award will be noted on their permanent university transcript. In order to receive departmental honors, a student must meet each of the following requirements:
- Complete all program requirements.
- Earn a GPA of 3.50 or above in the courses required for the major.
- Gain approval for, complete and present a design or research project prior to applying for graduation. The project proposal, presentation and final written report must be approved by the program faculty.
Licensure and/or Certification
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering gain four years of education credit toward obtaining a Professional Engineer license in Alaska.
Students planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Alaska are required to contact the UAA offering department before enrolling to determine if the program meets the licensing/certification requirements of the state in which they wish to practice.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
It is expected that graduates from the program will have:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including technical and non-technical audiences for business, end-user, client, and computing contexts.
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.