The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program prepares students for employment as computer engineers. Computer engineering is the science and technology of the design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer controlled equipment. Computing systems are components of a wide range of products such as fuel injection systems in vehicles, medical devices such as x-ray machines, communication devices such as cell phones, and household devices such as alarm systems and washing machines. Designing computing systems and computing components of products, developing and testing their prototypes, and bringing them to market are examples of what computer engineers do. Students interested in another area of engineering such as civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering can begin their engineering education at SKC and transfer later to another college or university offering baccalaureate degrees in these other specialties. Students interested in pursuing this transfer option should consult with an engineering program advisor for assistance in selecting a logical sequence of courses to take in preparation for transfer.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, students will:
- Understand the concept of a computer system, the design of the hardware and software for that system, and the processes involved in constructing, implementing, and maintaining it.
- Be familiar with topics across the breadth of the computer engineering discipline, and have advanced knowledge in at least one area.
- Have design skills acquired through a sequence of design experiences encompassing hardware and software elements, building on prior work, and including at least one major project.
- Be capable of utilizing a variety of computer-based and laboratory tools for the analysis and design of computer systems, including both hardware and software elements.
- Understand the societal context, especially the tribal context, within which the professional practice of engineering occurs.
- Be able to communicate their work in written, oral, and graphical formats and to critically evaluate the work of others in those formats.