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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

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May 24, 2023
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About Computer Engineering

Our B.S. in Computer Engineering combines the hardware background and aptitude of electrical engineering with the firmware and software writing skills of computer science. Computer engineers design and build embedded microcontrollers, VLSI chips, analog sensors, mixed signal circuit boards, and operating systems — and guide how these parts integrate into the larger picture.



Careers in Computer Engineering

The B.S. in Computer Engineering program gives you the broad computational thinking, programming, mathematics. engineering and problem-solving skills you’ll need to succeed as a computing engineer in a range of emerging careers and industries.



The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program encompasses a range of disciplines including engineering, science, and mathematics. The program educates students in the fundamental core of computer engineering and its cutting-edge, high-impact areas. Through consultation with faculty mentors, students in the program choose from concentrations such as Energy, Robotics, Automotive focusing on autonomous and hybrid vehicles, and  Machine Intelligence. The program seeks to inoculate an understanding of the fundamental principles of science and engineering by providing students with experiences in our hallmark design sequence with project-based learning activities and applied research opportunities.

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Program Educational Objectives

Graduates are expected to be highly sought-after individuals prepared to take on the challenging and rapidly changing computer engineering field. with a solid and competitive foundation focusing on the state-of-the-art advances in the specialized concentration areas. Graduates will be known for their solid and competitive foundation and  knowledge on the state-of-the-art advances in the specialized concentration areas and are expected to attain the following within a few years of graduation.

  1. Demonstrate competency in developing solutions in a specialized area of computer engineering either individually or through interdisciplinary teams.
  2. Demonstrate success in technical or business activities through engineering ability, communication, professional and ethical skills, and knowledge.
  3. Be distinguished high-in demand engineering professionals as innovators and entrepreneurs.
  4. Demonstrate professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity.

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the computer engineering degree program, students will attain the following outcomes to be ready to enter professional practice of engineering.

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that met specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informal judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.

Meet the Faculty

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Concentrations in Computer Engineering

Students can design their own four-course concentration within the major based on their personal academic and professional pursuits. This unique combination of courses works in concert with other co- and extra-curricular activities, including research experiences, internships, and a wide variety of opportunities in our student organizations. Advanced Topics offers the student the flexibility in curriculum choices to grow with their changing interests as they look forward to graduation, graduate school, and their professional endeavors.

Students engage in in-depth study of automotive engineering principles, focusing on vehicle design, propulsion systems, and advanced technologies. They gain hands-on experience through projects, learning to optimize vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency.

Energy in engineering is the study and application of thermal, electrical, and kinetic energy in the design and operation of mechanical systems. Energy-related projects undertaken by engineering students include the design of energy-efficient structures, the development of renewable energy systems such as wind and solar power, and the improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial equipment and machinery.

The Machine Intelligence concentration focuses on building a strong foundation in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Students learn programming languages essential for developing AI algorithms. They delve into statistical and mathematical concepts that underpin machine learning algorithms and data analysis. The curriculum covers neural networks, deep learning, and natural language processing, exposing students to advanced AI techniques. Practical application is emphasized through projects where students implement machine learning models and work with real-world datasets. Graduates emerge with a deep understanding of machine intelligence principles and the ability to create intelligent systems that drive innovation across various domains.

Through focused coursework, students delve into robotics principles, learning about sensors, actuators, control systems, and artificial intelligence. They gain hands-on experience by designing and programming robotic prototypes, honing their skills in solving real-world challenges. The curriculum covers areas like robot kinematics, computer vision, and human-robot interaction.

Get Involved Outside the Classroom

We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just for fun.
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Cybersecurity Club

The Cybersecurity Club is a collective of Florida Poly students who want to learn both offensive and defensive cybersecurity and covers a broad range of topics relating to cybersecurity.
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Programming Club

Florida Poly’s Programming Club is a place where people with an appreciation of programming and any level of skill can go and learn and have fun.
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Members of the Media Club work to provide students with the equipment to discover and explore current and emerging forms of media, including video production, game development, and audio production.
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Purple Fire Robotics

Students focus on building Combat, VEX, and other robotics and entering them in competitions around the region and across the nation. The Purple Fire Robotics team welcomes students of all skill levels to join.

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