Trustees OK new computer
University’s Council of Trustees today (March 25) approved a new bachelor of science
degree program in computer engineering. The program now goes to the
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors for its
an extensive study, we found that there remains a high demand in Pennsylvania
and the nation for computer engineering,” said university President Bill Ruud.
“The university’s computer science program recently earned national
accreditation so addition of this new degree is a natural outgrowth of an
already excellent program and an opportunity to meet a growing demand and
to the study, no universities or colleges in Pennsylvania that currently offer
computer engineering programs have tuition rates on par with Shippensburg. This
program provides Pennsylvania students with an affordable opportunity to earn a
degree in the field and provides PASSHE with the opportunity to provide
additional services to the Commonwealth.
new program takes advantage of the already-accredited computer science program
and its embedded systems concentration and the university’s strong math and
program is designed to prepare students for careers developing software and
hardware for a class of computer systems known as embedded systems which
include microcontrollers, custom embedded systems and mobile computers.
Graduates will have the skills to build and develop software for these complex
and increasingly ubiquitous computing environments and to help meet the large
and growing demand for trained engineers in Pennsylvania and the surrounding
program plans to accept up to 15 students per year using currently available
resources. One component of the program will be internships resulting in
practical experience for the students and faculty.
goal of the program is to provide graduates who will enrich the high-tech
future of Pennsylvania and helping the Commonwealth stay technologically