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Computer Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

The typical American household contains at least one connected device, with nearly one-in-five households owning 10 or more connected devices.1 You could work to develop the skills needed for these times of rapid technological adoption with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from CTU. Along with a core curriculum of computer engineering—including design, development, and testing of equipment ranging from small embedded systems to supercomputers—you could study how to design and build within various constraints, including economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

ABET engineering accreditation commission accredited program

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program at the CTU Colorado Springs campus is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The BSCE program delivered 100% online at the Virtual Campus is the same program with the new online modality launched in 2022. The new modality does not carry programmatic accreditation at this time but will be reviewed by ABET in the 2022-2023 accreditation cycle.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data


  • April 04, 2023
  • May 09, 2023
  • June 13, 2023




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs

Program Details

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  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program is a 186-credit-hour program. The program includes 69 credit hours of general education courses and 117 credit hours devoted to the computer engineering core, which are designed to provide instruction in the design, development, and testing of computer equipment from small embedded systems to supercomputers.

    This degree program is designed to help graduates prepare to enter this diverse engineering discipline with a strong technical background as well as analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that enable them to excel as professionals contributing to a variety of engineering roles within the various fields of engineering and the high-tech industry. The program emphasizes that graduates of the computer engineering program will be committed to professional development and lifelong learning by engaging in professional or graduate education in order to stay current in their field and achieve continued growth.

    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Mission Statement

    Through innovative industry-current curricula and technology-enabled student-centered teaching, the College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology empowers students to become motivated, creative, ethical, and skillful professionals who can resolve challenges in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology in order to meet the needs of the digital economy.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CHE105 Introduction to Chemistry 5
    COMS105 Interpersonal Communications 4.5
    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    MATH205 Differential Calculus 5
    MATH207 Integral Calculus 5
    MATH212 Fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics 4
    MATH304 Linear Algebra 4
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    PHY211 Physics I - Mechanics 5
    PHY212 Physics II – Heat, Light and Sound 5
    PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 69
    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CE250 Computer Architecture 4
    CS104 Problem Solving Concepts With C++ 4
    CS115 Programming With C++ 4
    CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
    CS215 Intermediate C++ Programming 4
    CS235 Data Structures with C++ 4
    CS267 Computer Algorithms 4
    CS337 Introduction to Parallel Computing 4
    CS341 Principles of Operating Systems 4
    CS374 Fundamentals of Software Design 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4
    EE110 Introduction to Engineering 4
    EE221 Circuit Analysis I 5
    EE252 Digital Design I 5
    EE312 Embedded Microcontrollers 5
    EE331 Circuit Analysis II 5
    EE352 Digital Design II 5
    EE375 Electronic Design I 5
    EE486 Impact of Global Issues on Design 2
    EE490 Product Design I 4
    EE491 Product Design II 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    MATH302 Differential Equations 5
    MATH312 Principles of Probability and Statistics 4
    PM220 Project Management Tools 4
    Select 8 credits of courses related to computer engineering 8
    Total Credit Hours: 117

    Total Credit Hours: 186

    BSCE Foundation Requirements

    The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCE) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid background in mathematics. Therefore, the BSCE program requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in college-level math to be successful.

    Students entering into the BSCE program will be required to successfully complete three BSCE foundation courses (MATH095, MATH096, and MATH097) to measure mathematic proficiency in the following areas: Analytic College Algebra – Engineering, Analytic Trigonometry - Engineering, and Foundations for Calculus - Engineering. These foundations courses are only available for students enrolled in BSCE and BSEE programs.

    If a student can show evidence of satisfying the foundation course objectives through coursework from an accredited institution, the foundation requirement can be waived.

    The BSCE foundation course MATH095 must be completed and passed prior to beginning courses in the BSCE program. Students will need to complete and pass MATH096 and MATH097 prior to the end of the first quarter.

    Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Success department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

    Students who do not meet the BSCE foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the BSCE program.

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    The BSCE program at the CTU Colorado Springs campus is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The BSCE program delivered 100% online at the Virtual Campus is the same program with the new online modality launched in 2022. The new modality does not carry programmatic accreditation at this time but will be reviewed by ABET in the 2022-2023 accreditation cycle.

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  • Outcomes

    BSCE Program Learning Outcomes (called Student Outcomes by ABET):

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


    BSCE Program Educational Objectives:

    The program educational objectives of the BSCE program are to produce graduates who, after acquiring industry experience:

    1. Are competent Computer Engineers who value system-level perspectives; provide technical expertise; engage in continuous learning and advanced education; apply theory, experimentation, and modern engineering tools; and validate systems and solutions.
    2. Lead the computer engineering industry in their companies and society by serving as mentors, fostering effective teams, and identifying critical needs and concerns as the future evolves.
    3. Demonstrate ethical and responsible citizenship of a diverse global society.


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