The Computer Engineering program emphasizes the application of engineering principles to the design of computer hardware and software and devotes additional time to issues of computer architecture and advanced topics in hardware design, including extensive laboratory work. Students in this program also acquire a broad background in engineering topics through related coursework in the college.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade.
Students qualify for direct entry to the Department if they have completed the following courses at a Florida College System institution or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all other admissions requirements of the University and College.
Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
6 hours of Department Upper-Level Electives (CSE Hardware Elective)
6 hours of Department Upper-Level Electives (CSE Elective)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students program in the USF College of Engineering offers undergraduate students an opportunity to directly participate in state-of-the-art research. Graduate students and professors serve as research partners and mentors as undergraduate research assistants participate in the scientific process and gain relevant experience.
Optional Accelerated Program
Bachelor's and Master's Computer Engineering
Well qualified students who, at the beginning of their senior year, are clearly interested in graduate study are invited to apply to the Accelerated Graduate Program leading simultaneously to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering degrees. The general basis of the accelerated program includes:
The opportunity of taking some graduate courses during the fourth year and deferring the taking of some senior courses to the fifth year.
Up to twelve credit hours may be counted toward both degrees in some degree programs with the approval of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Program Directors.
Students apply for admission to this program through their departmental advisor. Admissions requirements vary by department.
Minimum application requirements:
Senior standing (90 credits)
At least 16 upper level engineering credits completed
Meet or exceed the graduate program entrance requirements of the department.
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This major has an accelerated track that confers an undergraduate and graduate degree upon completion.