Products of computer engineering touch nearly every part of our lives. They let us chat via web cams, send e-mails from cell phones, and withdraw cash from ATMs. But computer-based devices and information networks aren’t the only products computer engineers develop; they reconstruct genomes, design robots, and develop software to make businesses more efficient. That’s just the kind of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship that NYU-Poly encourages.
Our BS program in Computer Engineering has a comprehensive analysis and design curriculum that provides an outstanding, cutting-edge education in computer systems with emphasis on hardware and software, The program incorporates the latest market and technology trends and combines the traditional disciplines of electronics, communications, control and computer programming with newer courses, such as Cyber Security, Nanoscale Circuit Design, Parallel Computers, Image Processing, Biomedical Instrumentation, Web Search Engines, Wireless Networks, Peer-to-Peer Networks, SoC (System-on-a-Chip), VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) and Game Development.
Recognizing the need for well-rounded engineers, we also emphasize strong communication and interpersonal skills. Our students develop these skills not only through required courses in the humanities and social sciences but also during team projects in design classes. Sponsored research and affiliate programs at our Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Lab, and Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) also put you in constant contact with alumni and instructors whose experience in the industry you can draw upon.
Graduates of our program have gone on to design microchips and computer graphics, monitor and control industrial plants, and develop embedded hardware/software systems. They also occupy positions in manufacturing, research, financial services, health, and government, or create their own companies.
With departmental permission, you may earn a single bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. This degree requires a total 142 credits rather than the usual 128 required for individual bachelor’s degrees.
You may obtain a minor in computer engineering by taking the following courses with a GPA of 2.0 or better.
EE 2013 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits I, Credits: 3.00
EE 2024 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits II, Credits: 4.00
CS 2204 Digital Logic and State Machine Design, Credits: 4.00
EE 4144 Introduction to Embedded Systems Design, Credits: 4.00
For students not earning the BS degree in computer science, EE 4144 may be replaced by CS 2214 Computer Architecture. You must take a minimum of 8 credits at NYU-Poly. Students for whom CS1133/CS1114 is not required for major should note that CS 1133/CS 1114 is a prerequisite for CS 2204. The minor in computer engineering is not open to students earning the BS degree in electrical engineering.