Undergraduate Program Curriculum

The computer engineering and electrical engineering curricula build upon the base provided by the Watson School's freshman-year engineering program. This first-year core provides students with a broad foundation in engineering fundamentals, natural sciences and mathematics. Depth in computer or electrical engineering is obtained through a series of required courses. Free electives may then be used by students to customize their undergraduate experience to obtain greater breadth in engineering or specialization within computer or electrical engineering.


Curriculum Structure

The curriculum begins with the common first-year curriculum of mathematics and the natural sciences required of all Watson School students and includes an introduction to the various fields of engineering in WTSN 111-112, including computer or electrical engineering.

Elective courses provide the student with the opportunity to customize his/her education to include additional exposure to other fields of engineering or to pursue specific computer or electrical engineering topics in greater depth. For the EE curriculum, a total of two (2) technical electives and two (2) professional electives are required. For the CoE curriculum, a total of two (2) technical electives and one (1) professional elective are required. Students may also obtain permission to take other electives from their advisor, provided a strong case is made.

A two-semester, senior-level design course sequence provides a capstone experience in which the student is given the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques acquired in the program to the solution of a real-world problem.

Your specific curriculum toward a baccalaureate degree in computer or electrical engineering will be tied to your year of admission. From this page you can select your start year for your degree. If you do not see your start year on the list, contact the Undergraduate Adviser in your department or the Watson School Advising Office to stay on track.

Information about the Watson Fast-Track MBA Combined Degree Program and the Accelerated BS/MS Engineering or Computer Program

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Pre-Approved Technical Electives

For Electrical Engineering Majors

  • EECE 400 – 486
  • Non-required core courses:
    • EECE 351. Digital Systems Design
    • EECE 352. Computer Architecture
    • EECE 359. Computer Communications and Networking

For Computer Engineering Majors

  • EECE 400 – 486
  • Non-required CS courses: CS 231 – 481
  • Non-required core courses:
    • EECE 323. Electromagnetics
    • EECE 332. Semiconductor Devices
    • EECE 361. Control Systems
    • EECE 377. Communications Systems

* Any course not listed as Technical Elective would need signed approval from a Faculty Advisor on a DARS Exception Form, which is available from the Watson School Advising Office or the ECE department front office.

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Pre-Approved Professional Electives

For Both Electrical and Computer Engineering Majors

ACCT 321 – 475
ASTR 321 – 475
BCHM 321 – 475
BIOL 321 – 475
CHEM 231 – 499
CS 300 – 390, 400 – 472
ECON 321 – 475
EECE 323 – 377 (EE only), 400 – 486, 491, 496
GEOG 321 – 475
GEOL 321 – 475
ISE 211, 231, 300 – 486
MATH 300 – 389, 400 – 489 (except MATH 327 & 447)
ME 272, 279, 274, 300 – 494
MGMT 321 – 475
PHYS 323 – 342, 411 – 474

* Any course not listed as Professional Elective would need signed approval from a Faculty Advisor on a DARS Exception Form, which is available from the Watson School Advising Office or the ECE department front office.

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Student Advising

After the declaration of major in electrical or computer engineering, each student is assigned a faculty adviser who will provide guidance throughout the student's stay at Binghamton. If you are not yet assigned a faculty adviser, or if you are not sure who your faculty adviser is, contact Shelie VanKuren in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Additional support is also available from the Watson School Advising Office.

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Last Updated: 1/7/14