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Computer Engineering, B.S.

Requirements

Computer Engineering encompasses the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, testing, and maintenance of integrated software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer–controlled equipment (cell phones, video games, laptops).

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:  

To be admitted to the BSCE program a student must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C in these courses and grade point average of 2.5 or above. A student not meeting all of the admission requirements, may request in writing, a provisional admission status for a semester from the department. the provisional admission status must be approved by the computer engineering program coordinator.

  • MATH 1210 Calculus I (5)
  • MATH 1220 Calculus II (5)
  • PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4)
  • PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab (1)
  • PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4)
  • PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1)
  • CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (3)
  • ECE 1000 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (3)
  • ECE 2250 Circuit Theory (3)
  • ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab (1)
  • ECE 2700 Digital Design I (3)
  • ECE 2705 Digital Design I Lab (1)
General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
American Institutions: Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2)  
Distribution Courses:   
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
  COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
  Fine Arts (Choose from list)  3
  Biology (Choose from list)  3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
Discipline Core Requirements: 84 Credits
  ECE 1000 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
  ECE 2250 Circuit Theory 3
  ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab 1
  ECE 2700 Digital Design I 3
  ECE 2705 Digital Design I Lab 1
  ECE 3710 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
  ECE 3730 Embedded Systems I 3
  ECE 3740 Digital Design II 3
  ECE 3750 Engineering Analysis 3
  ECE 3760 Electronic Systems 3
  ECE 3765 Electronic Systems Lab 1
  ECE 3770 Signals and Systems 3
  ECE 3780 Communication Systems and Circuits 3
  ECE 3785 Communication Systems and Circuits Lab 1
  ECE 4700 Computer Architecture for Engineering Applications 3
  ECE 4730 Embedded Systems II 3
  ECE 4750 Digital Signal Processing 3
  ECE 4755 Digital Signal Processing Lab 1
  ECE 4760 VLSI Design 3
  ECE 4765 VLSI Design Laboratory 1
  ECE 4900 Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone I 3
  ECE 4950 Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone II 3
  CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
  CS 1410 Object-Oriented Programming 3
  CS 2300 Discrete Mathematical Structures I 3
  CS 2370 C plus plus Programming 3
  CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures 3
  CS 3060 Operating Systems Theory 3
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
Elective Requirements:    3 Credits
  Complete 3 credits from the following: 3
  ECE 4770 Artificial Neural Networks   (3)  
  ECE 4780 Wireless and Mobile Communications  (3)  
  ECE 481R Electrical and Computer Engineering Internship (1)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, with a minimum grade of C- in all discipline core and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. 10 of these hours must be within the last 45 hours earned. At least 12 of the credit hours earned in residence must be in approved CS + ECE courses.
  4. All transfer credit must be approved in writing by UVU.
  5. No more than 80 semester hours and no more than 20 hours in CS and ECE courses of transfer credit.
  6. No more than 6 semester hours may be earned through independent study.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

 

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
ECE 1000 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
General Education Choose from American Institutions Distribution list 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1410 Object-Oriented Programming 3
ENGL 2010
Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2420 Intro to Algorithms andData Structures 3
ECE 2700 Digital Design I 3
ECE 2705 Digital Design I Lab 1
ECE 3750 Engineering Analysis 3
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 3740 Digital Design II 3
ECE 3770 Signals andSystems  3
ECE 2250 Circuit Theory 3
ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab 1
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2300 Mathematical Discrete Structures I 3
CS 2370 C plus plus Programming 3
ECE 3730 Embedded Systems I 3
ECE 3710 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
ECE 3760 Electronic Systems 3
ECE 3765 Electronic Systems Lab 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 3060 Operating Systems Theory 3
ECE 4730 Embedded Systems II 3
ECE 3780 Comm Sys and Circuits 3
ECE 3785 Comm System Lab 1
ECE 4700 Computer Architecture for Engineering Application 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 4930 ECE Capstone I 3
ECE 4750 Digital Signal Processing 3
ECE 4755 DSP Lab 1
ECE 4760 VLSI Design 3
ECE 4765 VLSI Design Lab 1
General Education Choose from HlLTH 1100 or PES 1097 2
General Education Choose from Fine Arts Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 4950 ECE Capstone II 3
ECE Elective Choose from ECE 4770 or ECE 4780 or ECE 481R 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
General Education Choose from Biology Distribution list 3
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  Complete CE Exit Survey  
  Degree total: 126

Department

Name:

Engineering

Location:

CS 425k

Telephone:

801-863-8373

Email:

engineering@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/engineering

Chair:

Afsaneh Minaie

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Department at Utah Valley University (UVU) is to provide a strong engineering foundation with a hands-on component to prepare professionally competent engineers of integrity who serve the engineering needs of the region and the globally interdependent community. The B.S. in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs use the ABET’s Student Outcomes 1 through 7.

 
 

Engineering

  • Department Chair: Afsaneh Minaie
  • Telephone: 801-863-6391
  • Email:  minaieaf@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact: Janele Williams
  • Telephone: 801-836-8373
  • Email: janelew@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 102
  • Advisors:
  • Staff:

Lab Manager/Instructor, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Hossien Ghaibi

Lab Manager, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Chris Karbakhsh

 
 

B.S. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program

Civil Engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design and supervision of infrastructure components including buildings, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, mass transit systems, and airports. Civil engineers are also involved in environmental studies and the design and supervision of municipal water supplies and sewage systems.

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

B.S. Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Program

Computer Engineering encompasses the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, testing, and maintenance of integrated software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer–controlled equipment (cell phones, video games, laptops).

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

Accreditation

The BS in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).  ABET accreditation provides assurance that programs meet the quality standards of the profession.  Many employers seek students from ABET accredited programs.  

 
 

B.S. Electrical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Mohammad A.S. Masoum
  • Telephone: 801-863-8949
  • Email:  mmasoum@uvu.edu  

Electrical Engineering Program

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) provides a broad foundation in electrical engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work and prepares students for entering the profession of electrical engineering as well as further study at the graduate level. The core courses will provide students with a strong background in mathematics, physical science, and fundamentals of engineering.

 
 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Sean Tolman
  • Telephone: 801-863-5417
  • Email:  stolman@uvu.edu

Mechanical Engineering Program

Mechanical Engineering, which has evolved over the years as new technologies have emerged, is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of machines, robots, tools, biomedical devices, power generating equipment such as steam and gas turbines, wind turbines, solar systems, internal combustion engines, and heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

The BSME provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work in a variety of fields and industries including biomedical and aerospace fields; manufacturing sectors; consulting firms; transportation industry, local, state, and federal governments; and high tech and energy sectors. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

A.S., APE Pre-Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Masood Amin
  • Telephone: 801-863-8805
  • Email:  aminma@uvu.edu

Pre-Engineering Program

The Pre-Engineering program at UVU has been created to prepare students to continue their education in many engineering disciplines. Students may continue into one of the baccalaureate engineering programs at UVU or transfer to another university. With adequate planning, pre-engineering coursework completed at UVU will transfer to any Utah university offering engineering degrees.

The Pre-Engineering program of study will vary markedly from student to student depending on several factors including: high school preparation, engineering discipline of interest, and the intended baccalaureate program. The Pre-Engineering advisor will consider these factors when designing a program to fit the needs of each individual student. It is therefore important that pre-engineering students consult with the pre-engineering advisor concerning classes appropriate for their educational experience at UVU.

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering (APE) degree and Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Engineering degree. The APE degree is comprised of math, science, and engineering courses- normally taken by first and second year students in a four-year program, along with a small number of general education courses. In this program students can choose one of three emphases in engineering, Biological and Chemical, Civil and Mechanical, Computer and Electrical. For the AS degree students can take appropriate general education courses and carefully choose elective courses related to the engineering discipline they are going to pursue. This option normally takes longer, unless the student has advanced placement or concurrent enrollment from high school; however, it has the added benefit of possible waiving of general education requirements at the student’s follow-on school.

Faculty

Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Amanda Bordelon(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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James Cox(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty

Department: Engineering
Faculty

A.S., Physics, Carbon Jr. College; Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, Mathematics, M.E., Transportation, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Transportation, University of Utah.

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Thomas Hales(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Weber State University, B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Utah.

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Matthew Jensen(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University.

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Mohammad Masoum(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado.

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Afsaneh Minaie(2001)

Professor

Department: Engineering
Department Chair, Faculty



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

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Ehsan Rohani(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tehran, Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University.

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Abdennour Seibi(2019)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, M.Sc., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University,

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Mohammad Shekaramiz(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Elecgtrical Engineering, Yazd University, Iran, M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Utah State University,

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.

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Bennington Willardson(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineeringq, Utah State University, Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering, University of Southern California.

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