Computer Engineering

Mission Statement

To be the leading provider of high quality, practice-oriented computer engineering graduates to Northern California, and to enhance engineering knowledge through research and scholarship. These graduates will be skilled in the analysis, design, and implementation of computer hardware, software, and the integration of hardware and software into a computer system. Graduates will be able to apply these skills to satisfy the requirements of a specific application.

Program Learning Objectives


Computer Engineering, B.S., Educational Objective

The educational objective of the BS Computer Engineering program is to ensure that the graduates are fundamentally sound, practical, participatory and professional.

 Specifically, two to three years after graduation, the successful graduate will have

 • Be engaged in successful professional practice in their chosen discipline.
 • Demonstrate personal and professional leadership in their workplace and their community.
 • Demonstrate effective communication in an engineering environment.
 • Utilize formal and informal learning opportunities to maintain and enhance technical and professional growth. 


Computer Engineering, B.S., Program Outcomes

1. Ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, and science

2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

2.1 Digital logic design, embedded systems, and computer architecture

2.2 Application and system software

2.3 Integrated computer systems

3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

3.1 Digital logic design, embedded systems, and computer architecture

3.2 Application and system software

3.3 Integrated computer systems

4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

4.1 Multi-disciplinary teams within computer fields: architecture, design, testing, etc.

4.2 Multi-disciplinary teams with non-computer fields: industrial, manufacturing, etc.

5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

5.1 Digital logic design, embedded systems, and computer architecture

5.2 Application and system software

5.3 Integrated computer systems

6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

7. Ability to communicate effectively

7.1 Technical writing

7.2 Oral presentation

8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context

9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

10. A knowledge of contemporary issues

11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Assessment Schedules

undergraduate (doc)

Annual Assessment Reports

BS-Computer Engineering

ABET Criterion 4 (improvements): spring 2011

SLO 2.2: spring 2010 (doc)

Before 2010 all SLOs were reported together

Spring 2009 (doc) spring 2008 (pdf) fall 2007 (doc) spring 2007 (doc)

MS-Computer Engineering

All Engineering graduate program reports are posted on the College of Engineering Website:

Software Engineering is a joint program between Computer Engineering and Computer Science: Software Engineering Information

Program Planning Documents

Computer and Software Engineering 3-20-08




Process for Defining and Reviewing Educational Objectives and Outcomes

1. Draft set of educational objectives and outcomes defined by faculty

2. Input from the profession from

  • Department Advisory Committee (DAC)
  • Departmental representatives from Engineering Industry Advisory Council (EIAC)
  • Alumni survey
  • Employer survey of needs

3. Input from students through exit questionnaire

4. Review educational objectives and outcomes, and then plan action items every two years through repeat of steps 1-3.