BS in Computer Engineering

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 51,029

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

From CPU to code, learn to engineer every part of a computer.
The Bachelor of Science in computer engineering program at Trine University emphasizes computer hardware - from the scale of individual transistors - up through embedded computers, networks, high-level languages and software engineering.

We love the inside, and outside, of computer systems.

We design and implement digital logic and computer systems that integrate hardware and software components into functioning systems that meet a user-defined set of specifications.

The degree: Get interactive with computer systems and theory

You can expect discussion and hands-on learning experiences in hardware, software and everything in between, such as:

  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Programming methodology and languages
  • Computer elements and architecture
  • Real-time embedded systems

Trine University's computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The experience: Try your own ideas in the lab

To enhance your in-depth theoretical explorations, you will spend a significant amount of time in our laboratories, which emphasize experimentation as well as design, and are developed around industry practices and demands. This provides you the most immersive, relevant engineering curriculum, giving you the technical knowledge and practical problem-solving skills employers desire.

The result: Successful careers in industry, development and consumer electronics

Over the past 10 years more than 90 percent of our graduates have started their first professional career position within six months of graduation. Many have their first job arranged before they graduate. Most of our graduates go into the commercial world in industries such as aerospace, telecommunications, software development and consumer electronics. Some of our graduates (about 10 percent) decide to go on to graduate school, and some work for federal government agencies.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 132

General Education Requirements - 44 credit hours

• ENG 103 English Composition I

• ENG 133 Technical Communications

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

• MA 134 Calculus I

• MA 164 Calculus II

• MA 213 Calculus III

• CH 104 General Chemistry I

• PH 224 University Physics I

• PH 234 University Physics II

• Humanities Electives - 6 credit hours

• Social Sciences Electives - 6 credit hours

Program Requirements - 79 credit hours

• GE 101 Introduction to Engineering

• GE 401 Professional Practice

• CS 1113 Object-Oriented Java Programming

• Engineering Science Electives - 5 credit hours

• ECE 112 Prototyping and Projects

• ECE 211 Circuits Laboratory

• ECE 213 Circuit Analysis

• ECE 231 Discrete Electronics Laboratory

• ECE 233 Discrete Electronics

• ECE 243 Analog Signals

• ECE 261 Digital Systems Laboratory

• ECE 263 Digital Systems

• ECE 271 Microcontrollers Laboratory

• ECE 273 Microcontrollers

• ECE 453 Random Processes in ECE

• ECE 3051 Junior Year Lab

• ECE 4001 Contemporary Issues

• ECE 4002 Project Management

• ECE 4003 Design Project

• CS 1123 C++ and Object-Oriented Design

• ECE 361 Logic and Computer Design Laboratory

• ECE 363 Logic and Computer Design

• ECE 371 Embedded Systems Laboratory

• ECE 373 Embedded Systems

Computer Engineering Concentration Electives:  12 credit hours

• Chosen from CS, ECE, or CO prefixed courses

Open Electives - 15 credit hours

• Chosen from approved courses to bring total hours to 132

Additional Requirements - 9 credit hours

• MA 233 Differential Equations

• MA 393 Probability and Statistics

• MA 473 Graph Theory and Combinatorics

Engineering Majors
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150
• Tuition $36,700
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $51,029

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