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An Essential Course For Electrical And Computer Engineering Majors: Engineering Real Time Systems

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



Conference Session

Course and Curriculum Innovations in ECE

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7.173.1 - 7.173.8



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Massood Atashbar

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Session Number 2632

A New Course for Electrical and Computer Engineering Majors: Engineering of Real Time Systems

Massood Z. Atashbar, Hakeem Ogunleye

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Introduction University Computer Engineering programs continue to be a popular draw for students. Still, since they are relatively new, their defining curricula continue to evolve. Traditional courses such as digital logic, and digital design, microcontrollers, computer interfacing and computer architecture are mainstays, but there continues to be many holes to fill. Part of the problem is that Computer Engineering (CE) is still considered to be an interface between Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Science (CS). Electrical Engineering, where it is usually housed, embraces the notion that computer hardware is fundamental to the discipline while computer science views computer software as the defining entity. The truth is that both are correct and computer engineering students need to understand both disciplines equally well. At the same time, this understanding needs to go beyond simply knowing about EE and CS. Students must be able to apply the principles of high level system analysis and design techniques to electrical engineering applications.

Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2002, American Society for Engineering Education

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Atashbar, M. (2002, June), An Essential Course For Electrical And Computer Engineering Majors: Engineering Real Time Systems Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11251

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