Introduction to Computer Engineering
Computer engineering is a discipline that integrates several fields of Electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer hardware and software. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering (or electrical engineering), software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.
Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer (BE Computer)
Course Duration: 48 months (4 years)
Academic Progress: Semester, 2 semesters per year
Estimated Cost: N/A
Required Qualification to study Computer Engineering
Candidates interested in obtaining admission should be an Intermediate in Science (I.Sc.) or Higher Secondary level (10+2) Science, or Diploma in Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution with at least second division marks in their Intermediate/equivalent studies. (Students awaiting results may also apply)
Scope of Computer Engineering in Nepal
Computer engineers though are mostly involved in IT industries, they are gaining more demand in other industries viz., bank, airlines, public utilities, manufacturing sector etc., as these industry are becoming more technology oriented and computerised.
Computing professionals might find themselves in a variety of environments in academics, research, industry, government, private and business organizations — analyzing problems for solutions, formulating and testing, using advanced communications or multi-media equipment, or working in teams for product development. Here’s a short list of research and vocational areas in computing.
Develop computers that simulate human learning and reasoning ability.
Computer Design and Engineering
Design new computer circuits, microchips, and other electronic components.
Design new computer instruction sets, and combine electronic or optical components to provide powerful but cost-effective computing.
Develop and manage information systems that support a business or organization.
Develop methods for the production of software systems on time, within budget, and with few or no defects.
Investigate the fundamental theories of how computers solve problems, and apply the results to other areas of computer science.
Operating Systems and Networks
Develop the basic software computers use to supervise themselves or to communicate with other computers.
Apply computing and technology to solving problems outside the computer field – in education or medicine, for example.
Some of the topics or subjects that you will study during Computer Engineering are:
- Digital Circuits and Logic Design
- Data Structure and Programming Methodology
- Operating Systems
- Discrete Mathematics
- Database Management System
- Web Administration
- Computer Networks
- Programming Languages
- Software Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- Digital signal processing.
- Real Time Expert Systems
- System Programming
- Internet Technologies