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At a glance: Computer Engineering
As a faculty member in the ECCS department at ONU, I teach a variety of classes, including electric circuits, logic design, computer architecture and the series of digital signal processing. When I am teaching, I find it so rewarding and self-fulfilling to see students nod their heads in agreement showing that they understand what I am saying. In the lab, seeing the thrilled smile on the faces of students after they successfully run an experiment is just priceless. One of the greatest things about what we do at ONU is the individual attention each student gets from their first day as freshmen until even after they graduate.
Dr. Sami Khorbotly
Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering
Computer Engineering is a fast growing field with many opportunities. Computer engineers are trained problem solvers who understand both the hardware and software aspects of computers. Our program provides students with challenging hand-on experiences through a broad-based, rigorous curriculum providing exposure to various programming languages and development tools in their software courses, practical labs featuring up-to-date equipment in their hardware courses, and coverage of such advanced areas as embedded systems design, networks, signal processing, and software engineering. The BSCPE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Visit the department's web site.
Students are given opportunities to develop and practice oral and written communication skills. Our program fosters an environment that produces graduates who are creative problem solvers and are sought after by employers. A five-year optional co-op program is available. The college has in place an Engineer-in Residence program in which a practicing professional engineer operates an office in the Robert W. Biggs Engineering Building. Student interns work on real-world projects under this engineer's direction.
The ECCS department is housed on the second floor of the Robert W. Biggs Engineering and Science Annex Buildings. Students and faculty have access to a variety of modern computer and engineering laboratory facilities. Major features of the facilities related to computer engineering include:
- Circuits/electronics laboratory
- Digital electronics and microprocessors laboratory
- Digital signal processing laboratory
- General computing laboratories
- Programming workroom
- Software development studio
Association for Computing Machinery, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Joint Engineering Council, Phi Sigma Rho, Society of Women Engineers, Tau Beta Pi honorary
Graduates of Computer Engineering program will:
- Be successful in their chosen career
- Engage in career-long learning
- Be effective communicators with those inside and outside of computer engineering.
- Practice the professional and ethical responsibilities of computer engineers.
- Be equipped to accept challenging assignments and responsibilities.
Embarq, Honeywell, IBM Corporation, J. P. Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Case Western Reserve University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Lehigh University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame