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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 $3,190
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $3,923


Fall 2016 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.

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

First Year
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 101::Intro to Electrical Fundamentals 3
PHSX 222::Physics II *4
M 274::Intro to Differential Equations *4
CSCI 132::Basic Data Structures and Algorithms 4
Subtotal 15

Year 2 - Spring Semester
EELE 201::Circuits I for Engineering *4
EELE 261::Intro to Logic Circuits 4
M 273Q::Multivariable Calculus *4
CSCI 112::C Programming 3
EGEN 350::Applied Engr Data Analysis 2
Subtotal 17

Year 2 - Summer Semester
EELE 203::Circuits II for Engineering *4
Subtotal 4


Year 3 - Fall Semester
EELE 308::Signals and Systems Analysis *3
EELE 317::Electronics 4
CSCI 246::Discrete Structures 3
EELE 371::Microprocessor HW and SW Systems 4
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity) 3
Subtotal 17

Year 3 - Spring Semester
EELE 367::Logic Design 4
EELE 465::Microcontroller Applications 4
EGEN 310R::Multidisc Engineering Design *3
EELE 321::Introduction to Feedback Controls 3
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity) 3
Subtotal 17


Year 4 - Fall Semester
EELE 488R::Electrical Engineering Design I 2
EELE 475::HW & SW Engineering for Embedded Systems 3
EELE 334::Electromagnetic Theory I 3
EELE 394::Multidisciplinary Seminars 1
EELE/CSCI Elective Courses +6
Subtotal 15

Year 4 - Spring Semester
EELE 489::Electrical Engineering Design II 3
EELE 487::Professional Ethics and Engineering Practices 1
EGEN 488::FE Exam 0
EELE/CSCI Elective Courses +6
EELE 466::Computational Computer Architecture 4
Subtotal 14


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.