Computer Engineering

Computer engineers work in a variety of areas. They design smaller, faster, and more reliable digital systems. They embed microprocessors in larger systems. They work on theoretical issues in computing, use object-oriented programming languages, and design large-scale software systems and computer networks. In a time of rapid technological change and advancement, it's important that new professionals enter the field with the right preparation and the ability to adapt quickly.

Drexel at BCC's Computer Engineering program offers a broad focus on digital circuit design, computer hardware and organization, programming and computer software, algorithms, and networks. This foundation is combined with hands-on training to provide you with the skills you'll need.

The program can be completed in three years of full-time study. Part-time options are available.

Drexel Co-op Opportunities

Full-time Computer Engineering majors participate in one six-month period of full-time employment through Drexel's renowned co-operative education program. Visit our Co-op Opportunities webpage for more information.

Sample Courses

Computer Structures – Explores the organization of computers, covering number representations, microprocessor machine instructions, storing of numbers and memory, computer arithmetic, the arithmetic logic unit (ALU), input/output organization, and popular microprocessors.

Design with Microcontrollers – Offers hands-on experience in the design of controllers that incorporate microcontrollers as an embedded component in a larger system. The microcomputer topics to be studied include architecture, software, programming, and interfaces.

Wireless, Mobile, and Cellular Communications – Provides an overview of wireless and mobile systems, including propagation effects, the design of mobile and base units, microcells, cell division, channel access methods, error rates and outage probabilities, and circuits and components.

Visit Drexel University's online catalog for more information.

Prerequisite Coursework

Students enrolled in Burlington County College's Associate of Science program in Engineering and students who have completed similar coursework elsewhere may be eligible for this program. View the required courses for the Associate of Science in the Burlington County College Catalog.

Plan of Study for BCC Students

We've developed a comprehensive plan of study for BCC students who enter the Drexel at BCC Computer Engineering program. This plan outlines the required courses students must complete to receive a bachelor's degree from Drexel. It also indicates how the BCC semester credits convert to Drexel quarter credits.