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Bachelor of Science in
Electronics and Computer Engineering
The electronics and computer engineering (ECE) program at Bowling Green State University is a unique degree that deftly integrates hardware and software engineering while also bridging the theoretical and hands-on facets of electronics and computer engineering.
Students are also to thoroughly explore the worlds of microprocessors, cybersecurity, smart PowerGrids, renewable energy, wireless networking and digital communications.
Quality classroom experiences
Electronics and computer engineering students learn to apply theory and knowledge from physics, mathematics and computer science courses to hands-on applications ranging from computer hardware and interfacing to networking, data acquisition and computer-based instrumentation and control.
Electronics and computer engineering majors work with faculty members who are committed to ensuring their students’ success. Most classes include a laboratory component so students can immediately apply their textbook and classroom knowledge in a laboratory or real-world setting.
Stand Out in courses like
- Electric Machines and Drives
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Electronic Devices and Integrated Circuits
- Microprocessors and Embedded Systems
- Electric Power Systems and Smart Grid
- Computer Communication Networks
- Instrumental and Signal Processing
- Wireless and Mobile Systems
- Computer and Wireless Security
Through a comprehensive curriculum and immersive learning experience, electronics and computer engineering students graduate with high proficiency across the spectrum of electronic system design, from ideation to implementation. A foundational emphasis is also laid on electronics design, allowing students to ideate, structure, and fashion electronic systems tailored for diverse applications. Students study electronic components such as transistors, digital circuits, microcontrollers, computer networks, electric machines and renewable energy.
The coursework is complemented by a core of business classes, rigorous science and math requirements and traditional liberal arts courses. This blend of classes differentiates the ECE program from most others of its kind.
Other focus areas include:
- Electronic communication systems
- Industrial Programmable Logic Controller ystems
- Smart power grid
- Instrumentation and control systems
The electronics and computer engineering program consists of 122 credit hours. Out of that 36 credit hours are BG Perspective (BGP), also known as GEC courses. There are 48 credit hours as program core courses. The proposed program also requires 2 credit hours of Co-op, 9 credit hours of engineering electives, 3 credit hours of business courses, 51-53 hours of other required courses to satisfy ABET math and science requirements.
Experiential learning and career prospects
Graduates of the electronics and computer engineering program will be able to use their sophisticated technical knowledge and skills in fields including computer engineering, process control systems, network administration, research and product development and sales and service.
Students participate in two, semester-long, paid cooperative education work assignments. These co-ops give ECE students tangible experience related to their electronics and computer engineering major. Many graduates land their first jobs with their co-op employers.
The ECE program is full of hands-on experience augmented by the laboratory classes, research projects, cooperative education and industry-sponsored senior design projects. Our senior design project focuses on solving real world industry problems in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative setting.
As Ohio's technological horizon continues to expand, the demand for seasoned professionals in electronics and computer engineering is poised to surge. Electronics and computer engineering graduates are poised to undertake various engineering positions at technologically advanced companies throughout the nation. Our partners include Honda R&D Americas, Inc., General Electric, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Eaton and L3Harris Technologies.
The electronics and computer engineering students can continue their learning journey by joining professional organizations such as International Society of Automation (ISA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
GO FAR in your career
- Network Engineers
- Electronic Design Engineers
- Hardware Design Engineer
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- System Designer
- Electronics Design Specialist
- Instrumentation and Control Engineer
By the time of graduation, the students in the Electronics and Computer Engineering major at Bowling Green State University will have the following capabilities, also known as Student Outcomes (SO) in accreditation term.
- SO-1: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics, appropriate to the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering.
- SO-2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors, appropriate to the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering.
- SO-3: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- SO-4: An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts, appropriate to the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering.
- SO-5: An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- SO-6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, using skills appropriate to the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering and to analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- SO-7: An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Electronics and Computer Engineering program leads to professional licensure.
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Electronics and Computer Engineering is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact email@example.com.
Updated: 09/18/2023 10:21AM