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Computer Engineering Student Outcomes


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering  program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the Computer Engineering program at UMBC is to prepare and educate students who, when evaluated 3-5 years after graduation, will be successful practitioners of the art and science of engineering by

1) Applying their problem-solving skills and knowledge of Computer Engineering to their assigned responsibilities;

2) Making valuable contributions in the engineering work force, thereby advancing in their careers;

3) Successfully adapting to technical changes in their chosen field and occupation.

Student Outcomes

To achieve the overall Program Educational Objectives, our Computer Engineering curriculum educates students who, at the time of their graduation, have

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;

(d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;

(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

(g) An ability to communicate effectively;

(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;

(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues;

(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modem engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

In addition, our program ensures that our students graduate with

1. Knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to computer engineering;

2. Knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus;

3. Knowledge of basic sciences;

4. Knowledge of engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components;

5. Knowledge of discrete mathematics.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment and graduation data are available from the Office of Institutional Research, Analysis and Decision support (IRADS).  This information is updated yearly by IRADS. Computer Engineering statistics are found in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) sections of the following documents.

  • For the number of students enrolled in the Computer Engineering program according to their first declared major, select “Trends by Primary Plan” on the Undergraduate Enrollment page and scroll down to COEIT entries.  This number includes any students who have declared Computer Engineering as their first declared major, regardless of whether they have passed the Gateway Requirements for the program. Some students included in this count will not pass the Gateway requirements and will switch to other majors.
  • For the number of graduates from the Computer Engineering program by calendar year, select  “Undergraduate” on the Degree Awards page and scroll down to the COEIT entries.  This number includes students who graduate in May, August or December of the designated calendar year.