Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S.E.C.E., with a Specialization in Computer Engineering


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The electrical and computer engineering curriculum is administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major


Junior Electrical and Computer Engineering Sequences (18 Credit Hours)


Students should complete both of the following sequences for the Computer Engineering Specialization:

Digital Design Sequence:


From the math and science requirements, MATH 3315  is a prerequisite for this sequence.

Computer Sequence:


From the math and science requirements, MATH 3308 /CS 2353  is a prerequisite for this sequence.

Advanced ECE Depth (9 Credit Hours)


  • Any 53xx ECE or CS course or ECE/CS 73XX for students in accelerated pathways
  • Any 53xx ECE or CS course or ECE/CS 73XX for students in accelerated pathways
  • Any 53xx ECE or CS course or ECE/CS 73XX for students in accelerated pathways or ECE 4396 - Senior Thesis  

Senior Design Sequence (6 Credit Hours)


Total for the Major Only: 96 Credit Hours


Note: ECE 8000-level courses are primarily for graduate students but may be taken by highly qualified undergraduates with the approval of the adviser and the instructor. Special topics courses also are available.

Each student is expected to complete and file a plan of study with his or her academic adviser. The plan should state specific choices to meet the foregoing requirements and develop an area of concentration when concentration is desired.

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