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What Classes should I take for computer engineering?

I want to major in computer engineering and the like in college. I'm planning to apply to a couple ivy schools. I want to build/design computer parts and electronics themselves. What sorts of classes should I focus on? I'm going to the 11th grade in September. There aren't any computer specific classes but I was wondering what colleges like to see if one is going for computer engineering.

Asked By: ravi - 4/9/2007
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Go heavy on the math and physics. You will need the physics as a basis for understanding the hardware aspects, and the math for the software aspects. Computer engineering is all about figuring out the best combination of hardware and software for a particular job. If your school offers it, try to take a programming... More
Answered By: iron_composite - 4/10/2007
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Advanced and AP math. And all highschools should have some form of "intro to computer programming" type classes, so take those as well. .
Answered By: non_apologetic_american - 4/9/2007
 
a computer engineer one (sorry couldnt help it lol)
Answered By: rosettebutterfly - 4/9/2007
 
If you don't have any computer-specific classes available, definitely concentrate yourself in math and science. Any good engineering program is going to be very demanding in terms of physics, chemistry, and calculus, so those three areas should really be a strong focus for you... More
Answered By: Biz - 4/9/2007
 
Take as many math classes as you can. Most computer related work, whether you are designing or programming boils down to being able to create efficient algorithms. A clear understanding of mathematical concepts if very helpful for this... More
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Answered By: Travis W - 4/9/2007
 
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