SLCC General Catalog

Computer Engineering APE

CTE Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE)
69 credits minimum

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Program Description

  • Chemical engineering emphasizes physical, life and engineering sciences to convert raw materials into necessary materials and energy systems.
  • Civil/Environmental engineering encompasses a wide range of engineering projects dealing with buildings, bridges, dams, highways, transportation systems, water supply systems, fluid flow, water reclamation and geotechnical problems.
  • Computer engineering focuses on design and use of computers to solve and analyze math and physics problems.
  • Electrical engineering is a branch of applied physics, which uses mathematical concepts to analyze and design electrical devices and systems.
  • Materials science engineering involves chemistry and physics to develop scientific and engineering aspects of materials.
  • Mechanical engineering also uses math and physics to analyze and design mechanical devices and machine systems.
  • Manufacturing engineering focuses on methods and processes of manufacturing.

Transfer/Articulation Information

The associate of pre-engineering degree is offered in each of the seven engineering disciplines. It is a transfer degree similar to the associate of science degree, but has reduced General Education requirements. Current accreditation board of engineering and technology (ABET) standards require upper-division General Education courses. The engineering students who complete this degree may apply for advanced-placement at an engineering school, but must complete General Education requirements at the senior institution.

The University of Utah offers two different major options:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering

Students should see an advisor to adjust SLCC program requirements according to the major option they are pursing.  Transfer students should also obtain advising regarding General Education requirements specific to Engineering major at the University of Utah.

Admission into an engineering major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements

Each program requires as a prerequisite a science-oriented high school curriculum which includes as much mathematics, chemistry, physics and English as possible. Students who do not qualify to enter MATH 1210, CHEM 1210 and ENGL 1010 should take prerequisite courses before entering the first semester of their program. Students who need to take preparatory courses to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. Consult with the academic advisor concerning these courses. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

General Education requirement in this degree are reduced.  Students who earn an Associate of Pre-Engineering degree will need to complete additional General Education requirement for a bachelor’s degree at the receiving institution.  Transfer student should obtain advising regarding General Education requirement specific to Engineering majors.

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210

Calculus I

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Distribution Areas:

Choose an additional nine credits from the three following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (47 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1210

General Chemistry I

4

F, Sp

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

ENGR 1040

Engineer Computing

3

F, Sp

MATH 1060 or 1080 (either may be taken concurrently)

CS 1410

Fund Programming

4

A

CS 1400

CS 2420

Algorithms & Data Struc

4

A

CS 1410

CS 2430

Discrete Structures

3

F, Sp

CS 2420

CS 2810

Computer Architecture

4

F, Sp

CS 1410

CPE 2700

Fund Digital Sys Design

4

Sp

CS 1600 and PHYS 2220

EE 1020

Elec Eng Prob w/Matlab

1

F, Sp

MATH 1060 or 1080 (Either may be taken concurrently)

EE 1030

UNIX for Elec Engr

1

F, Sp

 

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1210 w/C grade or better

MATH 2210

Multivariate Calc

3

A

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

MATH 2250

Diff EquaLin Alg

4

F, Sp

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2220

Physics f/Sci & Eng II

4

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

 

Program Electives:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CPE 2720

Computer Design

2

F, Sp

EE 2700 or CPE 2700 (either may be taken concurrently)

CS 2000

Co-op Education

1

F, Sp

Instructor approval

CS 2900

Current Topics/CS

1

TBA

Instructor approval

EE 1010

IntrLbInstr/Mthds

1

F, Sp

 

EE 1270

ElecCrcts/CmpEng

4

F, Sp

MATH 1220; PHYS 2210; EE 1020 or ENGR 1030 or ENGR 1040 (any may be taken concurrently)

EE 2260

Fund of Elec Cir

4

F, Sp

EE 1270 and PHYS 2220

EE 2280

Engineer Elec

4

F, Sp

EE 1270, MATH 2250, PHYS 2220

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  ENGR 1040

3

  CS 1410

4

  ENGL 1010

3

  EE 1020

1

  MATH 1210

4

  EE 1030

1

  PHYS 2210

4

  ENGL 2010/2100

3

  AI

3

  MATH 1220

4

 

 

  PHYS 2220

4

Total

17

Total

17

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CS 2420

4

CS 2430

3

CPE 2700

4

CS 2810

4

CHEM 1210

4

MATH 2250

4

MATH 2210

3

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

18

Total

17


Advising Notes

Student planning to major in Computer Engineering at the University of Utah should also take CPE 2710, EE 1270, EE 2260 and EE 2280.

Students planning to major in Computer Engineering at Utah State University should take MATH 2270 and MATH 2280 in place of MATH 2250, both Physics labs (PHYS 2215 and PHYS 2225), EE 1270 and EE 2260.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of fundamental computer engineering science principles and be prepared to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at a 4-year university.  Specifically, students will be able to:
    • Design and code using object oriented programming principles
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles associated with computer architectures
    • Demonstrate an understanding of discrete mathematics and algebraic structures as applied to computer science,
    • Apply these skills to design, build, and test projects involving simple electrical circuit.

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  • Students who successfully complete this program will demonstrate the ability to communicate technical concepts in both written form and orally.

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  • Students who successfully complete this program will understand the engineering approach to analysis and problem solving including developing a clear statement of objectives, identifying and evaluating potential strategies, analyzing results, and refining the solution.

4

  • Students who successfully complete this program will have an increased ability to engage civically.

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Department Contact Info

Engineering Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 220

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4780

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Professors
Nick Safai

Associate Professors
Francis Afghan
Lee Brinton
Holly Moore

Assistant Professors
Sara Farida