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Computer Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
The Computer Engineering curriculum program at University of Colorado Colorado Springs comprises several main components which provide a foundation for understanding computer engineering, teach how to design and program to create solutions to real-life problems, and help develop thinking and communication skills.
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Objectives and Outcomes

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are statements that describe the accomplishments of graduates 3-5 years post-graduation:

Illuminate - lifelong learning in computer engineering 

Alumni are expected to track state-of-the-art technology in computer engineering, to learn new processes, tools, and device technologies, and to apply this knowledge in pursuit of graduate school work and/or technology careers - including but not limited to technical development, project management, and technical sales.

Investigate - demonstration of computer engineering principles

Alumni should have the ability to find and access information relevant to an application under development, be able to model various problem domains and to apply techniques of the algorithm, hardware, and system design to new problem solutions as a productive technical team member.

Innovate - creative application of computer engineering principles 

Alumni should be able to apply the general principles of computer engineering to innovative real-world problem solutions that demonstrate the consideration for aesthetics, economics, ergonomics, ethics, safety, and sustainability.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has established the following educational outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. By the time of graduation, students are expected to demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The acquisition of the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental and social context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus 
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Differential Equations
  • General Physics  - Calculus-Based
  • General Chemistry 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission criteria:

  • Rank in the upper 30th percentile of high school graduating class
  • ACT composite score of 25 or above or an SAT composite score of 1120 or above

Expected high school work is

  • English - 4 units
  • Math - 4 units (at least two years of algebra, one year geometry, one year advanced math)
  • Natural Science - 3 units (one year physics, one year of chemistry)
  • Social Science - 2 units (government, history, economics, psychology, sociology)
  • Foreign Language - 2 units (all in a single language)
  • Academic Electives - 1 unit

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11873 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11873 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11873 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11873 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8523 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Colorado Springs

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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