Prescott Campus

Computer Engineering

  • OVERVIEW
  • ADVANTAGES
  • REQUIREMENTS
  • CAREERS
  • FACULTY

Overview

As a Computer Engineering student you will study the design of digital hardware and software systems including communications systems, computers and devices that contain computers. Devices such as cell phones, digital audio players, digital video recorders, alarm systems, avionics systems, and laser surgical tools all require integration of hardware and embedded software - the result of computer engineering.

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Advantages

  • High instructor contact and small class sizes
  • Excellent facilities including King Engineering and Technology Center, the home of the Computer Engineering program, which recently underwent a $500,000 renovation.
  • The program maintains a good balance between theory and practical hands-on experience.
  • Embry-Riddle is renowned in the aerospace industry for the quality of our graduates.
  • Our faculty has substantial industrial experience; we prepare you for the jobs awaiting you within industry. Course work often mimics real-life job scenarios.
  • Embry-Riddle professors prepare you to be successful in your career - the engineering faculty prides itself on putting you in real world scenarios and educating you to think like engineers.
  • The senior capstone course follows the development cycle of a real engineering project closely. Our graduates are productive immediately upon graduation. Recent capstone projects include design of a radio system based on internet technology to download large volumes of data from scientific missions for NASA; and a multi-mode auto light flasher system for emergency vehicles that features 14 programmable modes controlling all of the vehicles lights.
  • Embry-Riddle's IEEE student chapter has been recognized as the Outstanding IEEE chapter in our region.

Requirements

View requirements for the B.S. in Computer Engineering degree on the Catalog site.

Careers

As a computer engineer you can be a part of research and development that spans many corporations and industries, with tremendous growth potential. Career fields include:

  • Artificial Intelligence - Develop computers that simulate human learning and reasoning ability.
  • Computer Architecture - Design new computer instruction sets, and combine electronic or optical components to provide powerful but cost-effective computing.
  • Software Engineering - Develop methods for the production of software systems on time, within budget, and with few or no defects.
  • Computer Theory - 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.
  • Software Applications - Apply computing and technology to solve problems outside the computer field, such as education or medicine.

Faculty

Milton Cone Dr. Milton Cone

Chair

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Cone has been with Embry-Riddle since 1991.

Matthew Jaffe Dr. Matthew Jaffe

Associate Professor, CS Program Coordinator

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Matt Jaffe, Associate Professor and CS Program Coordinator at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus.

John Post Dr. John Post

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

An Associate Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dr. Post joined the faculty in 2006 after serving for 24 ½ years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

James Lyall Dr. James Lyall

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor Lyall worked as design engineer for King Radio where he developed aeronautical radios.

Brian Davis Dr. Brian Davis

Associate Professor Electrical Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Davis has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Computer Science & Engineering.

Joel Schipper Dr. Joel Schipper

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Schipper’s areas of expertise include knowledge-based systems and autonomous mobile robotics.

Dennis Kodimer Mr. Dennis Kodimer

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor Kodimer is currently a consultant in industrial controls, consumer products, and medical equipment.

Stephen Kahne Dr. Stephen J. Kahne

Emeritus Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Kahne is a specialist in control and systems engineering. For 50 years he taught and led research efforts in the fields of control system design and optimization, environmental design, air traffic control, and airfield lighting.

Raymond Bellem Dr. Raymond Bellem

Emeritus Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Raymond D. Bellem joined Embry-Riddle at the Prescott Campus in August 1991 as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Malcom Romeiser Mr. Malcom Romeiser

Adjunct Faculty

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Malcom Romeiser, Adjunct faculty of Computer & Electrical Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus.