Computer Engineering


Computer Engineering applies computer hardware and software to solve physical problems, as well as designs computer systems and networking. Topics include many computer science topics

  • computer architecture
  • data structures
  • computer algorithms
  • computer programming
  • VLSI design
and electrical engineering topics for computers, such as circuits, electronics, and electromagnetics.


Scope and Purpose:

This policy was established to support the Computer Engineering program offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Works are purchased to support the curriculum and faculty research. Topics to be collected include (but are not limited to) computer architecture, VLSI design, and computer programming. These topics will be collected at the initial, advanced study, graduate study and research levels. Computer science topics will be of interest as well. Works that support the core curriculum for the program will be collected at the initial level.

Topics in other subject areas will be collected if they are related to the Computer Engineering curriculum or faculty research.


The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and is consistent with the recommendations of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). There is a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Interdisciplinary PhD in Engineering as well.

The undergraduate program prepares the student for industry and advanced education. Seeking professional development is emphasized since it is particularly important in a fast-paced field as computer engineering. The program strives to produce a highly competent engineer that behaves ethically. The program is updated continually to enable students to meet these objectives.

Undergraduates have general engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science requirements. The coursework includes circuits, electronics, signal processing, data structures, and electromagnetics (with respect to computer systems) in addition to the topics discussed the scope and purpose section.

Coursework in computer architecture, computer algorithms, real-time scheduling, and VLSI design are offered at a graduate level.

Geographical Coverage:

There is no geographic limitation for this collection although the United States is represented by the bulk of the collection.


English is the only language collected.

Period Coverage:

Since Computer Engineering is a rapidly changing field, emphasis for acquisition is recent works. Older material will be retained if it supports the curriculum or research. Serials are kept indefinitely, where most material older than ten years will be sent to off-site storage.

Publication Types:

General works are collected at the initial study level. Professional works, scholarly monographs, data compilations, journals, proceedings, societal transactions, symposia, and standards are collected at the research level.


There is not a limitation on format; however, most will be paper, microform, and electronic resources.

Remote Sources:

Online books and journals are available via local subscription and OhioLINK. The Northeast Regional Depository will be used to store esoteric journals and monographs that have little use, as long as the items meet the depository storage rules.


Popular works are excluded from this collection.

Policy Revised: 25 Jul 2013