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Welcome to the Wikiversity Department of Computer Engineering.

The Department of Computer Engineering is a Wikiversity content development project where participants create, organize and develop learning resources for Computer Engineering.

Computer engineering (sometimes also called electronic and computer engineering) is a discipline that combines elements of both electrical engineering and computer science. Computer engineers are electrical engineers that have additional training in the areas of software design and hardware-software integration. In turn, they focus less on power electronics and physics. Computer engineers are involved on all aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design, as well as the integration of computer systems into other kinds of systems (a motor vehicle, for example, has a number of subsystems that are computer and digitally oriented)[2]. Common computer engineering tasks include writing embedded software for real-time microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, working with analog sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems. Computer engineers are also well-suited for research in the field of robotics, which relies on using computers together with other electrical systems.

Learning projects[edit | edit source]

See: Learning Projects and the Wikiversity:Learning model.

Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the learning project (learning projects are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing! We suggest the use of the learning project template (use "subst:Learning project boilerplate" on the new page, inside the double curved brackets {{}}).

Learning materials and learning projects can be used by multiple departments. Cooperate with other departments that use the same learning resource.

Many of the areas of electronic engineering and computer engineering overlap, such as electronics and digital systems which form the basis of electronic components.

Remember, Wikiversity has adopted the "learning by doing" model for education. Lessons should center on learning activities for Wikiversity participants. We learn by doing.

Select a descriptive name for each learning project.

Department news[edit | edit source]

  • August 22, 2006 - Department founded!
  • July 16, 2008 - Department ready to be made anew. Look for an outline and links associating with Electrical Engineering. --Bgorges 01:58, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Subtopics[edit | edit source]

Besides having a sound knowledge of the mathematics and the sciences which form an integral part of any engineering discipline, computer engineering encompasses topics that are more unique to the discipline, such as boolean algebra, electric circuits, computer architecture and computer programming.[4]

The "topic" namespace contains pages that are for management and organization of small academic units at Wikiversity such as departments (see: Wikiversity:Topics).

External Links[edit | edit source]

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