June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Computing & Information Technology
24.306.1 - 24.306.11
First Engineering Program at XXX XXX XXXXXXXXAbstractXXXX XXX XXXXXXXX (XXX) is a regional teaching university in XXXX with enrollment of over 31,500 (Fall2012). Established in 1941, first as a technical college, then a community college, the institution becamea state college in 1993 and a regional university in 2008. XXX retains much of the mission andphilosophy of a community college in its lower division courses, offering 65 associate degree programsin addition to 58 bachelors and 3 masters programs.Computer Engineering Program at XXX is the first engineering program at this institution. It is housed inthe Computer Science Department. In our Computer Science Department atXXX, there are threeprograms which are Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Computer Science. OurComputer Science Program has two areas of specialization which are traditional computer science andcomputer networking. Our Computer Engineering program was approved by the institutional Board ofTrustees on April 11, 2002 and was approved by Board of Regents on July 2012. It took us ten years toget approval for this program. Before getting the approval Computer Engineering was an area ofspecialization in the computer science program.In this paper, we elaborate the detail content of the curriculum for our computer engineering program.In order to make our computer engineering program curriculum a viable one, we compare ourcurriculum with Brigham Young University (BYU) and University of Utah (UU) which have a well-established program in computer engineering. An analysis and description of all curriculums isperformed to establish similarities and differences. The major aspects taken into account in thecomparison are the duration of the programs, special courses or activities of each curriculum, thedifferences in the student academia load and the curriculum flexibility.
Minaie, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, R., & Sanati-Mehrizy, P., & Sanati-Mehrizy, A. (2014, June), Computer Engineering Program at Utah Valley University Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20197
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