Apr 21, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Computer and Systems Engineering


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This field is one of the fastest-growing branches of engineering. Strong course sequences in software, hardware, and systems engineering are available. Students consider the computer as a system in itself, as a tool for modeling and design, and as an embedded element within a real-time system. There is the flexibility to study in depth in areas such as automatic control, communications, information processing, computer software, computer hardware, computer networks, robotics, signal processing, and image analysis.

First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Third Year


Fall



  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


 

  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3-4
    (See footnotes 2, 5 below)
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnotes 3, 4 below)
  • Design Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Computer Engineering Elective: 3-4
  • Restricted Elective  Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Free Electives (2 or 3)  Credit Hours: 8-9
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Concentration Electives (2) Credit Hours: 6-8
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Humanities or Social Sciences Electives


In this area, electives are based on the Institute and School of Engineering requirements. Additionally, at least one course must be selected from the list posted on the ECSE home page. Students are urged to elect humanities and social science sequences through which they will obtain adequate breadth and depth in subject areas. Students desiring minors in Humanities ,Arts, and Social Sciences must consult the school or department in which the courses are offered to obtain further information and specific requirements.

Restricted Elective


Any course with the designation ECSE 4xxx, ECSE 6xxx, CSCI 4xxx, CSCI 6xxx, or ENGR 4xxx.

Computer Engineering Electives


Design Electives


Concentration Electives


Two courses in one of the concentration areas. See www.ecse.rpi.edu/ for areas and courses.

Footnotes


  1. May be taken either term
  2. The free electives must total at least 12 credits.
  3. This course will be fulfilled from a list published at the start of each semester.
  4. May be taken in the third year.
  5. Students are encouraged to select a life science course, such as BIOL 1010.

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