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Computer Science - Computer Engineering Emphasis, A.A.S.

Requirements

The program introduces the student to a wide range of computer systems hardware, software, device drivers and peripheral devices.

Total Program Credits: 64

General Education Requirements: 13 Credits
  A minimum of 16 credits of General Education requirements are required for graduation. Not all GE requirements are listed in this section (see Specialty Core requirements for more details).  
  ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
  HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ( COMM 1020 recommended)  3
  COMM 2110   Interpersonal Communication * 3
  BIOLOGY  3
or PHYS 2210   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I  (4.0) *  
  PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH/SAFETY OR ENVIRONMENT ( HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Recommended)  1
Discipline Core Requirements:   9 Credits
Complete the following:  
  CS 1400   Fundamentals of Programming * 3
  CS 2600   Computer Networks I * 3
  CS 2810   Computer Organization and Architecture * 3
Emphasis Requirements:   26 Credits
Complete the following (minimum grade of C- required):  
  ECE  1020   Computer Engineering Problem Solving with MATLAB and LabVIEW 1
  ECE  2250   Circuit Theory 3
  ECE  2255   Circuit Theory Lab 1
  ECE  2700   Digital Design I 3
  ECE  3740   Digital Design II 3
  IT  1510   Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  MATH  1210   Calculus I (fulfills GE requirement) 5
  CS  1410   Object-Oriented Programming 3
  CS  2420   Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures 3
  ECE  2705   Digital Design I Lab 1
Emphasis Elective Requirements:   16 Credits
Complete 16 credits from the following courses (minimum grade of C- required). (Must be approved by CSE Department. See CSE Advisor): 16
  CS  2300   Discrete Mathematical Structures I  (3.0)  
  CS  2450   Software Engineering  (3.0)  
  CS  2550   Web Programming I  (3.0)  
  CS  3060   Operating Systems Theory  (3.0)  
  CS  3520   Database Theory  (3.0)  
  ECE  3750   Engineering Analysis  (3.0)  
  ECE  3770   Signals and Systems  (3.0)  
  ECE  4730   Embedded Systems II  (3.0)  
  ECE  4750   Digital Signal Processing  (3.0)  
  ECE  3760   Electronic Systems  (3.0)  
  ECE  3765   Electronic Systems Lab  (1.0)  
  MATH  1220   Calculus II  (5.0)  
  PHYS  2215   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab  (1.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 64 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
Footnote:
* Minimum grade of C- required

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
ECE 1020* Computer Engineering Problem Solving with MATLAB 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communications 3
General Education Physical Education/Health/Safety or Environmental (HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 recommended) 1
  Semester total: 16
* ECE 1020 has a pre-requisite of MATH 1050 that must be taken in a previous semester.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 2810 Computer Organization &Architecture 3
Biology or PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3
CS/ECE Elective Choose from CS/ECE Electives list 6
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structures 3
CS 2600 Computer Networks I 3
ECE 2700* Digital Design I 3
ECE 2705 Digital Design I Lab 1
CS/ECE Elective Choose from CS/ECE Electives list 3
CS/ECE Elective Choose from CS/ECE Electives list 3
  Semester total: 16

*ECE 2700 has a pre-requisite of MATH 1050 and must be taken in a previous semester.

Notes:  CS/ECE Electives: CS 2300; CS 2450; CS 2550; CS 3060; CS 3520;ECE 3710;ECE 3750; ECE 3760/5; ECE 3770; ECE 4730; ECE 4750

Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 2250 Circuit Theory 3
ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab 1
ECE 3740 Digital Design II 3
IT 1510* Introduction to Systems Administration Linux/UNIX 3
CS/ECE Elective Choose from CS/ECE Electives list 3
CS/ECE Elective Choose from CS/ECE Electives list 1
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
  Semester total: 17

Notes: *IT 1510 has a pre-requisite of INFO 1120 and must be taken in a previous semester.

Notes: CS/ECE Electives: CS 2300; CS 2450; CS 2550; CS 3060; CS 3520;ECE 3710;ECE 3750; ECE 3760/5; ECE 3770; ECE 4730; ECE 4750; MATH 1220; PHYS 2215

Note:  If contemplating BS degree, comply with BS pre-req requirements

  Degree total: 64

Department

Name:

Computer Science

Location:

CS 520

Telephone:

801-863-8079

Email:

ComputerScience@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/cs

Chair:

Neil B. Harrison

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer Science program at Utah Valley University is to qualify students to function as professional computer scientists, computer engineers, and software engineers in the workplace, and to enter appropriate graduate programs. Graduates will be committed to lifelong learning and empowered with the intellectual and ethical foundations necessary to make responsible decisions.

 
 

Computer Science

Advisors:


Coordinators:

  • Computer Science - Computer Science Emphasis:
  • Todd Peterson
  • Email: ToddP@uvu.edu

  • Computer Science - Computer Networking Emphasis:
  • David Heldenbrand
  • Email: heldenda@uvu.edu


Three four-year bachelor degrees are offered: Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering. The Computer Science degree (BS-CS) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and offers two areas of emphasis: Computer Science and Computer Networking. The Computer Science degree conforms to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) joint model curriculum; the Software Engineering degree conforms to the IEEE Computer Society’s Software Engineering Body of Knowledge; and the  Computer Engineering degree conforms to the IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Note: Students may earn only one BS Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering. Additional degrees will not be awarded for completing subsequent BS-CS areas of emphasis.

Requirements for Certificate of Completion (Programmer), Associate in Science in Computer Science (AS-CS) and Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science (AAS-CS) with emphasis in Computer Engineering and in Computing and Networking Sciences degrees are included within the BS degree requirements. Students majoring in Computer Science degrees are encouraged to review these degrees and apply for them when they have met the requirements.

Classroom instruction is supported by well-equipped computer labs.

Career Opportunities

Degrees offered by the Computer Science Department prepare students for rewarding career opportunities in many different fields. Occupations available to graduates of our programs are consistently listed as among the highest paid and most in demand, and the long-term employment outlook is currently excellent.

Internships

Computer Science is committed to adequately preparing students for their intended career path. Thus, they encourage internship opportunities that provide students with applied knowledge to complement the theory learned in the classroom, and also enhances their resumes and marketability upon graduation.

 
 

Faculty

Huda Al-Ghaib(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Engineering & Information Technology, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq; M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama.

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Charles Allison(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics/Portuguese, M.S., Mathematics/Statistics, Brigham Young University; M.S. Ph.D. (ABD), Applied Math/Computer Science, University of Arizona.

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Beau Christ(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science & Mathematics, Doane College; Ph.D. (ABD), Computer Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Brian Durney(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, University of Utah; M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University; Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Oregon.

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Neil Harrison(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University; Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

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David Heldenbrand(1992)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.M.Ed., James Madison University; A.A., EDP Business, Montgomery College; M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering.

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Reza Kamali-Sarvestani(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



Ph.D., Engineering, M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama; M.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Guilan University; B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Shiraz University.

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Afsaneh Minaie(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma.

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Cheolhwan Oh(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, Seoul National University; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University.

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Todd Peterson(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Alabama.

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Business Administration, Rasht Commercial College; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Oklahoma.

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Timothy Stanley(2012)

Lecturer

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Physics, Brigham Young University; M.A., Economics, South Dakota State University; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico.

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Jingpeng Tang(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University; M.S., Computer Science, Engineering, Ph.D., Computer Science, North Dakota State University.

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Curtis Welborn(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



M.S., Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D., Computer Science, Texas Tech University.

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Careers

Careers:  
Students will be able to compete for entry level programming jobs, but should make this degree as part of the Bachelor’s program in order to receive the greatest potential from the degree.

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