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Computer Engineering 1+3 Agreement with MSU Bozeman

The 1+3 Agreement with articulated coursework in Engineering and General Education is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering at Montana State University.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $4,175

Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Year 1: Courses taken at GFC MSU

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedule.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
WRIT 101 College Writing I *,** 3
M 171 Calculus I *,** 4
CSCI 111 Programming with Java I * 3
University Core -- Select one of the following: 3
Art (IA and RA) Options  
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 103 Fundamntls of Musical Creation 3
MUSI 203 American Popular Music 3
MUSI 207 World Music (equiv to 307) 3
PHOT 154 Exploring Digital Photography 4
ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing 3
Humanities (IH and RH) Options  
HSTA 101 American History I 3
HSTA 102 American History II 3
LIT 110 Intro to Lit 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3
Social Science (IS and SN) Options  
PSCI 210 Intro to American Government 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Diversity (D) Options  
EDU 211 Multicultural Education 3
NASX 232 MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) 3
SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II * 4
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking * 3
M 172 Calculus II *,+ 4
PHSX 220 Physics I w/Lab *, + 4
University Core not previously taken -- Art (IA and RA), Humanities (IH and RH), Social Science (IS and SN), or Diversity (D) Options listed above 3
 Total Credits27

Key courses


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


Indicates prerequisite needed

 Years 2-4: Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Degree at Montana State University

The following courses would be taken at MSU in Bozeman after transferring with Year 1 coursework from Great Falls College. These courses are all required for degree completion; the course sequencing indicated below is a general guide on when they can be taken.

Year 2 - Fall Semester
EELE 101Intro to Electrical Fundamentals3
PHSX 222Physics II *4
M 274Intro to Differential Equations *4
CSCI 132Basic Data Structures and Algorithms4
Year 2 - Spring Semester
EELE 201Circuits I for Engineering *4
EELE 261Intro to Logic Circuits4
M 273QMultivariable Calculus *4
CSCI 112C Programming3
EGEN 350Applied Engr Data Analysis2
Year 2 - Summer Semester
EELE 203Circuits II for Engineering *4
Year 3 - Fall Semester
EELE 308Signals and Systems Analysis *3
EELE 317Electronics4
CSCI 246Discrete Structures3
EELE 371Microprocessor HW and SW Systems4
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity)3
Year 3 - Spring Semester
EELE 367Logic Design4
EELE 465Microcontroller Applications4
EGEN 310RMultidisc Engineering Design *3
EELE 321Introduction to Feedback Controls3
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity)3
Year 4 - Fall Semester
EELE 488RElectrical Engineering Design I2
EELE 475HW & SW Engineering for Embedded Systems3
EELE 334Electromagnetic Theory I3
EELE/CSCI Elective Courses +6
Year 4 - Spring Semester
EELE 489Electrical Engineering Design II3
EELE 487Professional Ethics and Engineering Practices1
EGEN 488FE Exam0
EELE/CSCI Elective Courses +6
EELE 466Computational Computer Architecture4

 Key courses


 Advanced courses

Electives must include: 12 credits of approved professional electives, of which 6 credits must be CSCI courses, and at least 4 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

A minimum of 126 credits is required for graduation; 42 of those credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.