Computer Engineering encompasses digital and computer systems, embedded processors,
digital signal processing,
R. F. (wireless) systems, optical communications, solid-state electronics, integrated circuit design and fabrication, computer networking and software engineering. Our BS degree program combines:
- A strong emphasis on electrical engineering (primarily electronic circuits and systems)
- A broad basis in mathematics, physical science, and general engineering
- Fundamentals of computer science including programming methodology, software engineering
- Introductory and advanced concepts in the design of computers and computer systems
A rich set of technical area courses is available to allow students to broaden their knowledge within any of several computer engineering areas.
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Computer Engineering Major
(See note 1)
Major requirements (68 units)
ECE 1, 71 or CSCI 40, 72, 81 or CSCI 41, 85, 85L, 90, 90L, 103, 106, 107, 118, 118L, 124, 125, 128, 128L, 174, 176, 178, 186A (52 units)
Technical Area (16 units)
Select at least 16 units from the following: ECE 114, 115, 119L, 126, 132, 134, 134L, 135, 138, 138L, 140, 146, 148, 155, 156,172, 173; CSCI 144, CSCI 150, 156
Other requirements (56 units)
--- General Education ---
Select one course from each of the G.E. areas: Area A1, A2, D1, D2. (See G. E. listings.)
The following courses are required to satisfy both G.E. and major requirements: MATH 75 [B4], CHEM 3A [B1], PHIL 1 or 10 [C2], ECE 186B [IB], PLSI 120 or BA 104 [M/I], ECON 40 or 50 [D3], BIOL 10[B2]
Total (124 units)
Note: Engineering majors are exempt from G.E. Area A3, third course Area C, Area E, and Area ID.
- Courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, or engineering taken CR/NC are not counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements in computer engineering.
- Computer engineering majors might consider a math minor. (See faculty adviser for details.)
- All computer engineering students must consult with their academic adviser at least once each year.
- The Upper-Division Writing Skills requirements can be met by passing the university examination or completing an upper-division writing course with a letter grade of C or better no sooner than the term in which 60 units of coursework are completed. The writing course units are not counted toward the required 130 program units.
- ENGR 101 may be taken instead of MATH 81.
- The prerequisites for ECE 186A are ECE 85, 85L, 90, 106, 118, 120L, 124, 128, 128L; CSCI 41; and one course from ECE 107, 174, 176, or CSCI 150.
- Students must enroll in and complete ECE 1 during the first two semesters of attendance at Fresno State.
- The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better: ECE 72, 71, 85, 85L, 90, 90L.
Prerequisites: Students violating any course prerequisites may be required to take an additional course (if they earned a C) or repeat a course (if they earned a D or less.) Repeated violations of prerequisites may trigger disciplinary action.