This four-year program offered by the departments of Engineering & Physics and Computer Science emphasizes both computer hardware and software design. The computer engineering curriculum begins with a rigorous scientific foundation of courses in calculus through differential equations, and calculus-based physics. Students are also challenged with course sequences in analog circuit design, digital circuit design, computer architectures, signals, systems, & control theory, and computer programming including both high-level-language and systems-level programming. Exciting electives are available in many subjects including robotics, artificial intelligence, computer networking, compiler design, computer graphics, green technologies, and device physics.
Computer Engineering students are given many opportunities to conduct student research. This begins in their freshman year with engineering design courses and culminates with an in-depth senior project. Much of this work has been in robotics & machine intelligence and has led to conference publications and international robotics competitions in Michigan, South Carolina, Jamaica, Japan, and Italy. For more on the RMI lab (Robotics and Machine Intelligence) in our $20,000,000 Science and Engineering building, see HERE
Elizabethtown College Computer Engineering graduates are equally prepared to pursue graduate studies or enter careers in a variety of high-tech industries; and they are taught to apply their deep and broad-based scientific knowledge to meet challenges of a rapidly changing world. They are motivated towards life-long learning, continuous professional development, unwavering high ethical standards, and service to their local communities and the world.