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Computer Engineering Minor

A student graduating with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder may also receive a Minor in Computer Engineering. The Minor in Computer Engineering provides training in computer engineering beyond the training usually received by science, and mathematics majors. It can also broaden the training of students majoring in other engineering and applied science fields to provide more depth in computer engineering. The goal is to introduce students to the fundamentals of computer engineering and introduce them to a more advanced field. Such skills are important to students who expect to participate in real world situations that increasingly involve computer engineering solutions. This minor requires a minimum of 19 credit hours.

Preparation for the minor:
Prerequisite for these courses is computing experience such as that provided by ECEN 1030 or CSCI 1300. Note also that ECEN 1400, Introduction to Analog and Digital Electronics is available as a freshman elective but is not required.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
Required courses - 16 credits
ECEN 2350 Digital Logic3
ECEN 3350 Programming Digital Systems3
ECEN 3360 Digital Design Lab3
CSCI 2270 Data Structures and Algorithms4
ECEN 4593 Computer Organization3
ONE of the following areas of emphasis - 3 credits
ECEN 4553 Compiler Construction3
ECEN 4583 Software Systems Development3
ECEN 4613 Embedded Systems Design3
ECEN 4623 Real Time Systems3
ECEN 5593 Advanced Computer Architecture3

Minium Grades
Students admitted to the Computer Engineering Minor must have a cumulative GPA of 2.700 or better. A cumulative GPA of 2.250 or better is required in courses used to satisfy the requirements of this minor. Each individual course that is counted toward this minor must be passed. A passing grade is a D- or better. Note, however, that a C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses.