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Degree Title

Bachelor of Science

Summer A 2024 Start Date:

May 6, 2024

Summer B 2024 Start Date:

June 17, 2024


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 in 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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  • 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 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:

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  • Courses

    The College of Engineering and Computing requires all applicants to be MAC 2312-Calculus II ready. You must have completed MAC 2311-Calculus I or equivalent with a "C" or higher to be considered for this program.

    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(Total: 8 credits)

    • EGN 1002 Engineering Orientation (2)

    • ESI 3215 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 3110C Circuits Analysis and Lab (4)

    • 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 3370 C++ Programming for Embedded Systems (3)

    • EEL 4709C Computer Design (3)

    • EEL 4730 Programming Embedded Systems (3)

    • EEL 4740 Embedded Computing Systems (3)

    • MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics (3)

      • or COT 3100 Discrete Strcutures (3)

    Computer Engineering Electives (Total: 34 credits)

    Selected from Areas of Concentration offered by ECE Department. Students need to complete at least 42 credits total and 9-10 credits in at least 2 concentrations. Please see available areas of concentration below.

    Notes: Not all electives are available online. Not all electives are available in online modality every semester. Consult with your academic advisor for details.


    • BME 4503C Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design (4)

    Control Systems:

    • EEL 3657 Control Systems (3)

    • EGN 3311 Statics (3)

    • EGN 3321 Dynamics (3)


    • EEL 4213 Power Systems I (3)

    • EEL 4213L Energy Conversion Lab (1)

    Data System Software:

    • 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 4734 Embedded Operating Systems (3)

    • EEL 4740 Embedded Computing Systems (3)

    Networking and Security:

    • TCN 4081 Telecommunication Network Security (3)

    • TCN 4211 Telecommunication Networks (3)

    • TCN 4212 Telecommunication Network Analysis and Design (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)

    Digital Forensics

    • EEL 4802 Intro to Digital Forensics Engineering

    • EEL 4804 Intro Malware Reverse Engineering

    • EEL 4806 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

    • EEE 4752 Intro to Network Forensics & Incident Resp.

    Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

    • CNT 3143 IoT & Analytics w/ Cloud Services

    • CNT 4147 IoT & Sensor Big Data Analytics

    • CNT 4149 Sensor & IoT Data Ana. w/ Deep Learning

    • CNT 4151 IoT & Sensor Data Visualization

    • CNT 4153 IoT Applied Machine Learning

    • CNT 4155 IoT & Sensor Programming w/ Python


    • EEL 4933 Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)

    • EEL 4063 Introduction to Business Decisions (3)

    *Other Requirements:

    • 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.

    The College of Engineering and Computing requires all applicants to be MAC 2312-Calculus II ready. You must have completed MAC 2311-Calculus I or equivalent with a "C" or higher to be considered for this program.

    FIU Admission Requirements

    Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.

    Steps to Apply

    First Year Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application
    • $30 application fee.
    • Official SAT, ACT and/or CLT 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, ACT and/or CLT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
    Returning Students

    Returning students must meet the current university and degree-specific requirements to be admitted. FIU has policies for students who left FIU, please click here for more details.

       Please submit the following:

    • Online application
    • $30 application fee
    • Updated official transcripts
    International Students

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

    • Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
    • Official translations of any transcripts, if not in English.
    • 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.

    • The College of Engineering and Computing requires all applicants to be MAC 2312-Calculus II ready. You must have completed MAC 2311-Calculus I or equivalent with a "C" or higher to be considered for this program.

    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


    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

    We’re thrilled that you’re considering online education and want you to know exactly what to expect for tuition and fees. Education is an investment in your future. Use the following student tuition and fees calculator to determine your costs.

  • 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.

128 Credits Required

235.57 Per Credit Hour (In-State) + Fees

648.87 Per Credit Hour (Out-of-State) + Fees

* Total tuition and fees are subject to change.



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