BSCoE in Computer Engineering

Degree Program Description

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Major Program Requirements

The computer engineering degree offers a balanced approach to both hardware and software, as well as other areas of engineering. Focused areas of work in additional hardware or software, communications, discrete and integrated electronics, and robotics are offered by the department. (Focus areas are not listed on transcripts or diplomas.)

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and Department Level Requirements, in addition to the degree requirements below.

Major core requirements
Constitutional Elective
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History to 1865
Survey of American History Since 1865
American History
Twentieth Century America
History of Missouri
Age of Jefferson
U.S. Society Between the Wars 1918-1945
Our Times: United States Since 1945
American Government
State Government
Humanities/Fine Arts courses9
Social Science/Behavioral Science courses6
Other major core requirement courses:
MATH 1500Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1700Calculus II5
MATH 2300Calculus III3
MATH 2320Discrete Mathematical Structures3
MATH 4100Differential Equations3
STAT 4710Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3
PHYSCS 2750University Physics I5
PHYSCS 2760University Physics II5
CHEM 1320College Chemistry I4
ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation3
ENGINR 1200Statics and Elementary Strength of Materials3
or ENGINR 2300 Engineering Thermodynamics
or IMSE 2710 Engineering Economic Analysis
CMP_SC 1050Algorithm Design and Programming I3
CMP_SC 2050Algorithm Design and Programming II3
ENGINR 1000Introduction to Engineering1
ECE 1210Introduction to Logic Systems3
ECE 2100Circuit Theory I4
ECE 3210Microprocessor Engineering4
ECE 3810Circuit Theory II4
ECE 3830Signals and Linear Systems3
ECE 3410Electronic Circuits and Signals I4
ECE 3110Electrical and Computer Engineering Projects3
ECE 3220Software Design in C and C++3
ECE 4220Real Time Embedded Computing3
ECE 4250VHDL and Programmable Logic Devices4
ECE 4270Computer Organization4
ECE 4970Senior Capstone Design3
3000+ ECE or CMP_SC Elective9
ECE 4000+ Technical Elective6
Any Elective3

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
CHEM 13204CMP_SC 10503
MATH 15005ECE 12103
Constitutional Requirement3ENGLSH 10003
ENGINR 10001MATH 17005
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3
 16 17
Second Year
ECE 21004CMP_SC 20503
ECE 32104ECE 38104
MATH 23003MATH 41003
PHYSCS 27505PHYSCS 27605
 16 15
Third Year
ECE 32203ECE 42504
ECE 34104ENGINR 1200, 2300, or IMSE 27103
ECE 38303ECE 42203
STAT 47103Flexible Technical Elective3
MATH 23203Social/Behavioral Elective3
 16 16
Fourth Year
ECE 31103ECE 4970 (WI)3
ECE 42704Flexible Technical Elective3
ECE 4000+ Technical Elective34000+ Technical Elective3
Flexible Elective Humanities /Fine Arts Elective3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective3Free Elective2
 13 14
Total Credits: 123

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Degree Audit


The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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