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Computer Engineering

About Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering major is an interdisciplinary program resting on the foundations of two departments: Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. As a student, you can find more information below that pertains directly to your major.

Faculty Advisors

For additional information on assigned Faculty Advisors please see the CPE Faculty Advising Page.

Course Substitutions

As curriculum changes between different catalog years, you may question what courses automatically transfer between catalogs. The following changes below apply to CPE majors only and a petition will not be required.

All CPE Students:

Your catalog You may use: To substitute for:
2015-17 through 2017-19

ENGR 459 + ENGR 460 + ENGR 461 + CPE 400 (7 units) - OR -

ENGR 463 + ENGR 464 + ENGR 465 + CPE 400 (7 units)

CPE 350 + CPE 450
2015-17 through 2017-19 DATA 301 Technical Elective credit
2009-11 through 2015-17 Maximum of 4 units of CPE 400 Technical Elective credit
2015-17 CSC 141 (or transfer equivalent), if taken prior to fall 2016 CSC 348
2015-17 CPE 450 (4 units)

CPE 450 (3 units) - 

Excess unit will count as an approved technical elective

Students Who Have Changed Their Major Into CPE:

Your catalog you may use: to substitute for:
2013-15 through 2020-21
  • AERO 121
  • BMED 101
  • CE 111
  • EE 111
  • ENVE 111
  • ENGR 110
  • IME 101
  • MATE 110
  • ME 128
  • ME 229
CPE 100

CPE Transfer Students:

Your catalog you may use: to substitute for:
2005-07 through 2017-19

3.5 excess units from a CHEM 124 equivalent course +

0.5 excess unit from a PHYS 131 or 141 or 132 or 133 equivalent course

CHEM 125

Flowcharts

Department flowcharts provide an example of an academic plan. The flowcharts serve as a guide for planning purposes.  

Curriculum Sheets

Curriculum sheets provide an outline of all the requirements needed to complete a degree.

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