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The computer engineering program is designed to provide a broad engineering background and a comprehensive foundation in the technical principles underlying the computer area. The technical core consists of coursework from electrical engineering to address hardware aspects of computer engineering and coursework from computer science to address software aspects. The curriculum builds on the hardware description language tools introduced in the sophomore year to master the design, test and synthesis of advanced digital circuits.
The ECE department has research laboratories focusing on Applied Plasma Technology; Cybersecurity, Communications and Networking Innovation; Microelectronics and Thin Film Devices; Medical Imaging, Diagnosis, and Analysis; Power Research; Systems Analysis of Metabolic Physiology; Systems Research; Virginia Institute for Photovoltaics; and Vision Lab.
ECE faculty support University centers such as the Applied Research Center, the Frank Reidy Center of Bioelectrics, and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center.
Additional research facilities in the Hampton Roads area with ECE faculty collaboration include the National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab.
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This course develops the foundation of computer engineering for computer engineers as well as an introductory breadth appropriate for electrical engineers. Class topics include computer information, digital design |combinational and sequential circuits), computer organization, and assembly language. The laboratory includes building digital circuits |focusing on programmable logic), assembly language programming, and system interfacing. The use of a hardware description language is employed in class and the laboratory to specify, simulate and synthesize digital circuits. Prerequisites: CS 150 or ENGN 150 and MATH 211 with a grade of C or above for both.
Tools and methodologies for top-down design of complex digital systems. Important topics include minimization, mixed logic, algorithmic state machines, microprogrammed controllers, creating and using a gold model, data and control path design and data movement and routing via buses. Design methodologies covered include managing the design process from concept to implementation, verification using a gold model, and introduction to design flow. A hardware description language is used extensively to demonstrate models and methodologies, and is also used in design exercises and projects. |offered fall, spring) Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ECE 241.
A hands-on approach to microprocessor and peripheral system programming, I/O interfacing, and interrupt management. A sequence of projects requiring the programming and integration of a microcontroller-based system is conducted. Project assignments require a microcontroller evaluation board and accessories supplied by the student. (offered spring) Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ECE 241.
Students entering the Minor program in Computer Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
To enter the program, students must have completed two college-level computer-programming courses (CS 150/ENGN 150, and CS 250 & CS 252 or equivalents).
An undergraduate minor in computer engineering may be obtained by successful completion of 13 or more credit hours of approved electrical or computer engineering coursework at the 200-, 300-, and 400- level.
The chief departmental advisor for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department must approve the precise course of study in the minor.
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