The Computer Engineering program provides training in the software/hardware co-design of digital systems with an emphasis on embedded systems. The program shares courses with the Electrical Engineering Program that cover general electrical engineering, analog and digital electronics, signal processing, communications, and computers. Topics specific to Computer Engineering are studied in specialized focus areas in the third and fourth years.

All undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering are required to complete a common first-year of undeclared studies (known as the first-year common core). Once the first-year common core program has been completed, undergraduate students declare their preferences and compete for admission into an upper-year program. Students who are successful in securing admission into an upper-year program are required to follow the program of study that is prescribed at the time of their admission into the upper-year program.

Recognizing that course and program changes may result in a modification to the original program of study, it is recommended that undergraduate students consult an Academic Advisor within the Engineering Student Centre on a regular basis to confirm their program of study, choose courses (including electives), and monitor their academic progress.

Year 1 (41-44 credit units)

All Engineering programs have a common first year.

Year 2 (34 credit units)

Fall Term

  • CMPT 214.3
  • CMPT 270.3
  • EE 205.1
  • EE 232.3
  • EE 265.3
  • MATH 223.3

Winter Term

  • CMPT 280.3
  • EE 216.3
  • EE 221.3
  • EE 271.3
  • EP 214.3
  • MATH 224.3

Year 3 (33 credit units)

Focus Areas – Students must complete the Digital Systems Focus Area and one of the Digital Signal Processing and Applications Focus Area or Computer Software Focus Area.

Fall Term

  • CME 331.3
  • CME 341.3
  • RCM 200.3
  • 3 credit units Digital Systems Focus Area
  • 3 credit units Second Focus Area 
  • 3 credit units Science Elective List 1 or List 2

Winter Term

  • CME 334.3
  • CMPT 332.3
  • GE 348.3
  • 3 credit units Digital Systems Focus Area
  • 3 credit units Second Focus Area

Year 4 (33 credit units)

Fall Term

  • 3 credit units Senior Humanities/Social Elective
  • 6 credit units Digital Systems Focus Area
  • 6 credit units Second Focus Area

Winter Term

  • GE 449.3
  • 3 credit units Digital Systems Focus Area
  • 3 credit units Second Focus Area
  • 3 credit units Complementary Studies Elective

Fall Term and Winter Term

6 credit units from the following:

  • CME 495.6
  • GE 495.6

Focus Areas

Focus Areas – Students must complete Digital Systems Focus Area and one of the Digital Signal Processing and Applications Focus Area or Computer Software Focus Area.

Digital Systems

Year 3 - Fall Term

  • CME 342.3

Year 3 - Winter Term

  • CME 332.3

Year 4 - Fall Term

  • CME 433.3
  • CME 435.3

Year 4 - Winter Term

  • CME 466.3

Digital Signal Processing and Applications

Year 3 - Fall Term

  • EE 362.3

Year 3 - Winter Term

  • EE 365.3

Year 4 - Fall Term

  • EE 456.3
  • EE 461.3

Year 4 - Winter Term

  • EE 465.3

Computer Software

Year 3 - Fall Term

  • CMPT 370.3

Year 3 - Fall or Winter Term

  • 3 credit unit Group B Elective (choose from List B1 or B2)

Year 4 - Fall Term

  • CME 465.3

Year 4 - Fall or Winter Term

  • 6 credit units Group C Elective (choose from List C1 or C2)

Group B Electives

  • List B1
  • CMPT 318.3 
  • List B2
  • CMPT 353.3 
  • CMPT 381.3

Group C Electives

  • List C1
  • CMPT 423.3 
  • CMPT 436.3 
  • CMPT 481.3 
  • CMPT 487.3 
  • CMPT 489.3 
  • List C2
  • CMPT 432.3 
  • CMPT 434.3 
  • CMPT 438.3 
  • CMPT 470.3

Electives

Science Elective

List 1

  • BIOL 120.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • PHYS 125.3

List 2

  • ASTR 213.3
  • ASTR 214.3
  • CHEM 221.3
  • CHEM 231.3
  • CHEM 242.3
  • CHEM 250.3
  • EVSC 203.3
  • EVSC 210.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOL 224.3
  • GEOL 245.3
  • GEOL 258.3

Complementary Studies Elective

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARBC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CMRS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • COMM 201.3
  • COMM 203.3
  • COMM 204.3
  • COMM 205.3
  • COMM 210.3
  • COMM 211.3
  • COMM 229.3
  • COMM 304.3
  • COMM 306.3
  • COMM 308.3
  • COMM 321.3
  • COMM 323.3
  • COMM 329.3
  • COMM 337.3
  • COMM 340.3
  • COMM 342.3
  • COMM 343.3
  • COMM 345.3
  • COMM 346.3
  • COMM 347.3
  • COMM 348.3
  • COMM 349.3
  • COMM 352.3
  • COMM 354.3
  • COMM 357.3
  • COMM — 100-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • ECON 211.3
  • ECON 214.3
  • ECON 221.3
  • ECON 223.3
  • ECON 227.3
  • ECON 231.3
  • ECON 234.3
  • ECON 254.3
  • ECON 256.3
  • ECON 270.3
  • ECON 272.3
  • ECON 275.3
  • ECON 277.3
  • ECON 280.3
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GE 431.3
  • GE 450.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 202.3
  • GEOG 204.3
  • GEOG 208.3
  • GEOG 240.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GRK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS 101.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • PHIL 202.3
  • PHIL 206.3
  • PHIL 208.3
  • PHIL 209.3
  • PHIL 210.3
  • PHIL 211.3
  • PHIL 215.3
  • PHIL 218.3
  • PHIL 219.3
  • PHIL 224.3
  • PHIL 226.3
  • PHIL 227.3
  • PHIL 227.3
  • PHIL 231.3
  • PHIL 233.3
  • PHIL 234.3
  • PHIL 235.3
  • PHIL 236.3
  • PHIL 237.3
  • PHIL 238.3
  • PHIL 251.3
  • PHIL 262.3
  • PHIL 265.3
  • PHIL 271.3
  • PHIL 281.3
  • PHIL 285.3
  • PHIL 292.3
  • PHIL 294.3
  • PHIL 296.3
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RCM — 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Exception: COMM 121.3 is restricted to Edwards School of Business students.

Note: Special Topics courses cannot be used to meet a Complementary Studies Elective Requirement (any course ending in 98 or 99).

Senior Humanities or Social Science Elective

  • ANTH — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 202.3
  • GEOG 204.3
  • GEOG 208.3
  • GEOG 240.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • HIST — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Exception: ECON 204 cannot be used to meet the Complementary Studies, Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Exception: PSY 233 and PSY 236 cannot be used to meet the Complementary Studies, Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Exception: PHIL 241 cannot be used to meet the Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Exception: SOC 225 cannot be used to meet the Complementary Studies, Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Note: The following Engineering courses will also satisfy the Humanities/Social Science elective requirement: RCM 400, RCM 401, RCM 402, RCM 403, RCM 404, RCM 405, RCM 406, RCM 407, RCM 408, RCM 409, RCM 410, and RCM 495.