This program produces graduates with a broad perspective in both software and hardware topics pertinent to computing systems. It provides the foundation and specialized knowledge necessary to analyze, design and evaluate system software, utility programs and software-hardware architectures. The program is supported by study in mathematics, science, and engineering. This allows students to design hardware and software solutions for a wide variety of application domains. Students gain hands-on experience in the laboratory courses accompanying classroom work, and develop design skills in course work beginning in the first two years. Design experience continues in junior and senior years in the areas of software engineering and in applications areas of the student’s choosing, culminating in the one semester Senior Design Project course.
This program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), and requires a minimum of 126 credits. See also, the ABET Computer Science and Engineering Program Objectives, Student Outcomes & Population Data.
Students must follow the rules of the catalog year under which they joined UConn. The full list of requirements for each catalog year can be found in the guide to course selection below. Students can elect to adopt and switch to a later year if they choose to. Once a student adopts a more recent catalog year, they cannot roll back to an earlier year.
The information in this webpage should mirror the official UConn catalog: https://catalog.uconn.edu/school-of-engineering/computer-science-engineering/ It may at times lag behind and be inconsistent. If in doubt, please verify with the catalog above.
Computer Science and Engineering Program: 2023-2024
All Engineering students in the first semester of their Junior year, or for transfer students in their second semester at UConn, whichever is later, must prepare a written preliminary Plan of Study form. The preliminary Plan of Study form documents the coursework he/she intends to take in order to satisfy the degree requirements. A final Plan of Study must also be submitted as soon as possible after registering for the final semester of coursework. Instructions on how to submit both the preliminary and final Plan of Study forms are available here.
Concentrations for the CS and CSE majors are defined on the course concentrations page.