Computer Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). To learn more about the advantages of earning a degree from an ABET-accredited program, please visit: http://www.abet.org/accreditation/why-abet-accreditation-matters/
The Bachelor of Science (BS) Computer Engineering Technology (CET) program offers students in-depth knowledge and skills with computer related systems and devices based on the foundation of physics and applied mathematics. This bachelor's degree focuses on providing students with hardware and software skills for design, implementation, integration, and support of systems involving microprocessors, computers, and networks. CET graduates are prepared for positions in computer programming, system software projects, digital logic design, computer interfacing, digital systems design and trouble-shooting, circuit design and trouble-shooting, or as computer and network administrators.
Program Educational Objectives:
Graduates from Computer Engineering Technology program are expected to demonstrate:
- Technical proficiency by using and applying knowledge to identify, analyze and solve problems in computer engineering technology.
- Effective communication and teamwork skills to articulate knowledge, concepts and ideas (in a clear and concise manner by both oral and written form within interpersonal, team and group environments).
- Professionalism and ethics, including a commitment to utmost performance quality and timeliness, respect for diversity and awareness of international issues.
- Desire and commitment in continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
By the time of graduation, the CET students should demonstrate:
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Since computers and networks have been two of the leading technologies driving engineering job markets, graduates with competencies in software development and a sound knowledge of hardware and engineering processes will continue to be highly sought. Graduates of the program have a good balance in the design and development of hardware and software, computer troubleshooting/repair skills, and network installation/management skills. They are well suited for positions that are highly paid and in high demand, such as system administrators, network administrators, system designers, quality control engineers, and software developers. Other career opportunities include as information technologist, lab technicians, system maintenance, system testers, and help desk operators. Graduates are also well prepared to further their education in a variety of specialized areas.
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Type of Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology