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Bachelor of Science

Online BS in Computer Engineering

College of Engineering and Computing

Overview

Computing capabilities have increased by leaps and bounds in a mere decade. Because technology is an evolutionary process, breakthroughs in equipment and software are happening all the time with new concepts for everyday life such as in transportation, health, education, consumables, retail, etc. Students must be fully versed in the basics of computer engineering and math in order to enable the vast possibilities of our next generation of new applications. At the same time, they need to understand the nuances of best practices and design to plan for the future.

FIU’s online Bachelor of Science and Computer Engineering offers education that will help form the building blocks for innovative digital invention and inspire new thoughts on the practical use of technology in any business sector. In specific, FIU’s online Computer Engineering students are trained in the areas of hardware architecture, software engineering, hardware-software integration, signal and image processing, instrumentation and filter design and computer networking. These areas form the foundation of the degree and incorporate contemporary instruction on technologies making the biggest impact on the field.

The program also teaches practical knowledge, logic and reasoning to help students identify new solutions for existing problems. Students will understand and be able to apply complex configuration and communication strategies that bring all of the knowledge, skills and abilities together to provide proper operations, maintenance and technical support within today’s modern organizations. Graduates will be ready to compete in an ever-advancing industry.

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With FIU Online, you can learn anywhere, anytime. Our interactive technology enables you to watch lectures, get real-time feedback from your instructors and collaborate with classmates on projects. It's the convenient, flexible and affordable approach to a better future.

Why Apply?

As technology accelerates, becomes cheaper to make and use, and as digital devices proliferate, a degree in computer engineering will continue to be valuable for a future career in most industries. Companies, organizations and government offices need computer engineers to help them modify current software, correct errors and adapt to new hardware. They also need computer engineers to upgrade interfaces and improve performance through the adoption of new systems or devices.

Employers prefer to hire computer engineers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. FIU’s online bachelor of science in Computer Engineering is a reputable program and FIU is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education through academic year 2019 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our graduates have secured positions at some of the top companies in the nation, such as Boeing and Intel. The FIU online Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program prepares students for accelerating change.

Related Occupations

  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Mathematical Technicians
  • Electronic Drafters
  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
  • Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 

Wages & Employment Trends for Computer Software Engineers:

Florida Median income

$90,290

Florida rate of growth

+28%

National Median wages

$102,880

National Projected growth

+20%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1032.00

Courses

COURSES

University Core (Total: 50 credits)

Any student entering Florida International University as a first-time college student (Summer 2003 or after) or transferring in without an Associates in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public institution (Fall 2003 or after) is required to fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirements.

  • SLS 1501 First Year Experience (1)
  • ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I (3)
  • ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric II (3)
  • Humanities Group 1 (3)
  • Humanities Group 2 (3)
  • MAC 2311 Calculus I (4)
  • MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
  • MAC 2313 Multivariable Calculus (4)
  • MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3)
  • Social Science Group 1 (3)
  • Social Science Group 2 (3)
  • CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I (4)
  • PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II (4)
  • PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II (1)
  • SPC 2608 Public Speaking (3)

Engineering Breadth and Elective (Total: 8 credits)

  • EGN 1002 Engineering Orientation (2)
  • EIN 3235 Evaluation of Engineering Data I (3)
  • EGN 3613 Engineering Economy (3)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Core (Total: 21 credits)

  • EEL 2880 Applied Software Techniques in Engineering (3)
  • EEL 3110 Circuits Analysis (3)
  • EEL 3110L Circuits Lab (1)
  • EEL 3120 Introduction to Linear Systems in Engineering (3)
  • EEL 3135 Signals and Systems (3)
  • EEL 3712 Logic Design I (3)
  • EEL 3712L Logic Design I Lab (1)
  • EEL 4920 Senior Design I: Ethics, Communications and Constraints – GL (2)**
  • EEL 4921C Senior Design II: Project Implementation – GL (2)**

**EEL 4920 and EEL 4921C are intended to be taken in last 2 semesters of the undergraduate experience. Students are required to complete at least 100 credits, other ECE core courses, and Electrical Engineering Degree Core before EEL 4920 registration.

Computer Engineering Degree Core (Total: 15 credits)

  • EEL 3160 Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering (3)
  • EEL 4709C Computer Design (3)
  • EEL 4730 Programming Embedded Systems (3)
  • EEL 4740 Embedded Computing Systems (3)
  • MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics (3)

Computer Engineering Electives (Total: 34 credits)

Selected from Areas of Concentration offered by ECE Department. Students need to complete at least 34 credits total and 9-10 credits in at least 2 concentrations. Please see available areas of concentration below:

Bio-Engineering:

  • EEE 3303 Electronics I (3)
  • EEE 3303L Electronics I Laboratory (1)
  • EEL 4140 Filter Design (3)
  • BME 4503C Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design (4)
  • EEE 4510 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3)
  • EEE 4421C Introduction to Nanofabrication (3)

Communications:

  • EEL 3514 Communication Systems (3)
  • EEL 3514L Communication Systems Lab (1)
  • EEL 4421 Introduction to RF Circuit Design (3)
  • EEL 4461C Antennas (3)
  • EEE 4510 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3)
  • EEL 4515 Advanced Communication Systems (3)
  • EEL 4595C Introduction to Wireless Digital Communications with USRP Applications (4)

Control Systems:

  • EEL 3657 Control Systems (3)
  • EEL 4611 Control Systems II (3)
  • EEL 4611L Systems Laboratory (1)
  • EEL 4658 Industrial Control Systems (3)
  • EGN 3311 Statics (3)
  • EGN 3321 Dynamics (3)

Integrated Nano-technology:

  • EEE 3303 Electronics I (3)
  • EEE 3303L Electronics I Laboratory (1)
  • EEE 3396 Introduction to Solid State Devices (3)
  • EEL 4304 Electronics II (3)
  • EEL 4304L Electronics II Lab (1)
  • EEE 4314 Integrated Circuits and Systems (3)
  • EEE 4314L Integrated Circuits Laboratory (1)
  • EEE 4421C Introduction to Nanofabrication (3)

Power/Energy:

  • EEL 4213 Power Systems I (3)
  • EEL 4213L Energy Conversion Lab (1)
  • EEL 4214 Power Systems II (3)
  • EEL 4215 Power Systems III (3)
  • EEL 4241 Power Electronics (3)
  • EEL 5285C Sustainable and Renewable Energy Source and Their Utilization (3)

Computer Architecture and Microprocessor Design:

  • EEE 4343 Introduction to Digital Electronics (3)
  • EEL 4709C Computer Design (3)
  • EEL 4746 Microcomputers I (3)
  • EEL 4746L Microcomputers I Lab (1)
  • EEL 4747 Microcomputers II (RISC) (3)
  • EEL 4747L Microcomputers II (RISC) Lab (1)

Data System Software:

  • MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics (3)
  • COP 2210 Programming I (4)
  • COP 3337 Computer Programming II (3)
  • COP 3530 Data Structures (3)
  • COP 4338 Computer Programming III (3)
  • COP 4604 Unix Programming
  • COP 4610 Operating Systems Principles (3)

Embedded System Software:

  • EEL 3160 Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering (3)
  • EEL 4730 Programming Embedded Systems (3)
  • EEL 4734 Embedded Operating Systems (3)
  • EEL 4740 Embedded Computing Systems (3)
  • EEL 4831 Embedded GUI Programming (3)

Networking and Security:

  • TCN 4081 Telecommunication Network Security (3)
  • TCN 4211 Telecommunication Networks (3)
  • TCN 4212 Telecommunication Network Analysis and Design (3)
  • TCN 4431 Principles of Network Management and Control Standards (3)
  • EEL 4806 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures (3)

Cyber Security:

  • EEL 4806 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (3)
  • EEL 4802 Introduction to Digital Forensics Engineering (3)
  • EEL 4804 Introduction Malware Reverse Engineering (3)
  • EEE 4717 Introduction to Security of Internet of Things (3)

Entrepreneurship:

  • EEL 4933 Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)
  • EEL 4062 Engineering Buss Plan Dev. (3)
  • EEL 4351 Introduction to Business Decisions (3)

*Other Requirements:

  • CAD Requirement: students who have taken technical drawing in high school may be able to have the CAD requirement waived.
  • Please refer to the UCC section of FIU’s course catalog for additional requirements.

Requirements

To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.


FIU Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.

Steps to Apply

Freshman Students

Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Official high school transcripts.

Transfer Students

Please submit the following:

  • Online application
  • $30 application fee.
  • Official college transcripts.
  • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

International Students

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

  • Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
  • NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.
  • If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Candidates must first be accepted into the university. Students admitted to Florida International University are admitted directly to their chosen major.
  • Program Completion Requirements

A total of 128 credits are required to complete the fully online undergraduate degree. Students must complete the University Core Curriculum, University requirements and College of Engineering & Computing requirements while satisfying requirements toward their Computer Engineering major and are expected to make good progress based on critical indicators, such as GPA in specific courses or credits earned. In cases where students are not making good progress, a change of major may be required. 

Admission Documents

To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:


Florida International University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

P.O. Box 659003

Miami, FL 33265-9003

USA



FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

  • Faster (All FL public institutions)
  • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

*Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

Tuition

Tuition Information

Pursuing your degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support you need to reach your goals.

Students enrolled in a fully online bachelor’s degree program at FIU will not be charged many of the fees applicable to on-campus students, saving fully online student hundreds of dollars per semester. Please note fully online students do not have free access to FIU’s on-campus resources such as: computer labs, sporting events, recreational facilities, parking, etc.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $130.42
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $105.07, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).
  • Health Fee $93.69
    (This is a mandatory fee charged to all students as part of their tuition each semester. This fee is not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$391.26 $782.52 $1,173.78 $1,565.04
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$638.13
TOTAL COST:
$1,276.26
TOTAL COST:
$1,914.39
TOTAL COST:
$2,552.52

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida non Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $247.48
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $216.56, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Out-of-State Financial Fee ($5.57), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).
  • Health Fee $93.69
    (This is a mandatory fee charged to all students as part of their tuition each semester. This fee is not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$742.44 $1,484.88 $2,227.32 $2,969.76
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$989.31
TOTAL COST:
$1,978.62
TOTAL COST:
$2,967.93
TOTAL COST:
$3,957.24

*Total tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to change. Other costs such as lab fees, proctored exam fees, books, supplies and other materials are not included in this calculation.

Top Faculty

FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering employs full-time faculty who hold doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Most of the department’s faculty members have considerable industrial experience and many maintain active consulting roles to provide current and relevant knowledge to students in classroom and research settings. Currently, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 34 faculty members who are experts in various electrical and computer engineering specializations such as cybersecurity, digital signal processing, internet of things, nano-technology, power and energy, radio frequency and microwave engineering. Full-time faculty members have published countless papers, received patents and prestigious awards and have been awarded grants from major government agencies and major corporations that advance the department, College of Engineering & Computing and FIU overall. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also provides employment and outstanding research opportunities for postdoctoral researchers and graduate assistants to assist with teaching courses and conduct research.

@ A Glance


120Credits Required

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