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Computer Engineering

The bachelor of science degree in computer engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Enrollment Data

YearDegrees AwardedTotal Enrollment
2015-16 24 115
2014-15 9 86
2013-14 21 91
2012-13 14 102
2011-12 13 93
2010-11 13 96
2009-10 11 81
2008-09 7 79

Program Educational Objectives

Within the first few years after graduation from the computer engineering program at Christopher Newport University:

  • Our graduates will have established themselves in professional positions in industry, government or nonprofit organizations that utilize the skills and abilities associated with liberally educated computer engineers, and / or will be enrolled in programs of graduate study.
  • Our graduates, collectively, will be competent working with both electronic hardware and software, and thus will have applied their knowledge and skills in a wide variety of fields. Furthermore, our graduates will have demonstrated their commitment to professional growth and life-long learning.
  • Our graduates will be leading lives of significance by taking on leadership roles and by serving society in part through their professional contributions.

Student Outcomes

Our graduates will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and computer engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design hardware and software systems to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve software and hardware engineering systems problems
  • An understanding and appreciation of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • The liberal education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and engineering design automation tools necessary for effective computer engineering practice

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