May 25, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
School of Polytechnic
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-6338


Computer Engineering Technology is part of the School of Polytechnic .  Computer Engineering Technology (CPET) prepares students to design, develop, and implement the computer-based applications and systems that drive society needs. CPET focuses on electronic hardware, strongly related to software, and the use of technical applications being developed and implemented for use in industry. Students learn in an applied approach about electrical circuits, microcomputers, networking, security and mobile communication.

Program Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of the Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.) students will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to function as a member of a technical staff who can use current industrial practices and design procedures for development, implementation, and project management of computer based software and systems or electrical/electronic(s) hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate readiness for career advancement, promotion, and mobility.
  • Demonstrate continuous learning, either on the job or in graduate school.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function as a contributing member of society and the profession.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork skills and recognize ethical responsibilities.

Student learning outcomes for the degree are:  

         Graduates will have:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined computer engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Accreditation:

The Computer Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology (CPET) focuses on applications and application packages in areas of information technology and electronics to support information technology. This can be contrasted with Computer Engineering programs where the focus is on the theory and design of computer-based systems and Computer Science with a focus on computer program design. A graduate of this program will have the training and skills encompassed by a combination of CPET, Electrical Engineering Technology (EET), Computer Science, and supporting science, mathematics, general education, and other technical areas. CPET courses generally focus on software strongly related to hardware, while EET courses focus on hardware and related software. A strong feature of the CPET program is the adaptability of the curriculum to concentrate on technical applications similar to those being developed and implemented for use in industry such as: industrial networking, web-based control, electronic devices, web services, and other aspects of enterprise networking. Based on course selection a B.S. CPET major may also qualify for an A.S. in EET. 

The curriculum described below provides a technical education in the area of industrial and enterprise computer networking. The core provides the student with basic instruction in analog and digital circuit analysis with hands-on laboratory work. It also introduces the fundamentals of computer systems, programming, and applications using word processors, spreadsheets, and highand low-level computer languages. The specialization area provides in-depth knowledge about networking and the requisite hardware and software. Other required courses provide mathematical and communication skills, and sufficient knowledge of the industrial environment to perform effectively in the workplace. The B.S. also enables you to pursue advanced degrees in management, engineering, technology, or computer science.

Program Delivery:

POLYTECHNIC programs emphasize practice-based learning via hands-on laboratory applications using state-of-the-art equipment. Some courses are available through online, distance, and hybrid learning, however many incorporate an on-campus laboratory element.

Declaring This Major:

Students interested in declaring Computer Engineering Technology as their major may do so in one of two ways:

1. On their application when they first apply to the university.

2. After meeting with a faculty advisor, a change of major can be declared.

General Requirements:

1.  Degree Requirements  
2.  General Education Requirements  
3.  Overlapping Course Content  
4.  Academic Regulations  

Program Requirements:

1.  Students must complete all Core and Advanced Core Courses, Technical Electives, and General Education earning grades of C- or better.
2.  Student Responsibilities:  You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions  to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair.
3.  Transfer credit limits, see Academic Regulations above.
4.  General Education and Major courses as listed below.

General Education Requirements-Credits: 31


General Education Requirement Capstone Experience Credits: 3


Technical Electives Credits: 10


Consult Academic Advisor.

  • Any CPET/ITC courses at or above 300 level, up to 10 credits
  • ECET courses at or above 300 level, up to 7 credits
  • CS 26000 or one course above 300 level (excluding CS 30600), Cooperative Education, up to 3 credits.

Free Elective Credits: 4


Total Credits: 120


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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