Jul 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.)

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

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-4127

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.  Students must complete all courses i the degree with a C- or better, this excludes free electives.

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate readiness for career advancement, promotion, and mobility.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning, either on the job or in graduate school.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to function as a contributing member of society and the profession.
  5. Demonstrate effective teamwork skills and recognize ethical responsibilities.

Student outcomes for the degree are:  

  1. 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;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. 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;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.


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:

Computer Engineering Technology 4 Yr Plan:  

1.  Students must complete all courses in the degree with a grade of C- or better, this excludes the free elective.
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.  B.S. CPET degree majors cannot pursue a B.S. EET.
4.  Transfer credit limits, see Academic Regulations above.
5.  General Education and Major courses as listed below.

General Education Requirements-Credits: 32

General Education Requirement Capstone Experience Credits: 3

Technical Electives Credits: 13 (Consult Academic Advisor)

  • CPET at 30000 or 40000 level - Cr. 3.
  • CPET, ECET or ITC course at 30000 or 40000 level - Cr. 4.
  • CPET, ITC, ECET, ITC or CS2 course1 at 30000 or 40000 level - Cr. 3.
  • Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) course - Cr. 3 (not ET 10600)

    1Cooperative Education credits can be used, 2CS 26000 or course above 30000 level (excluding CS 30600)

Free Elective Credits: 4

  • Free elective course(s)- Cr. 4 (Military credit can be used.)

Total Credits: 120

Additional Course Use

  • MA 22700 required, MA 16500 accepted

  • MA 22800 required, MA 16600 accepted

  • CHM 11100 required, CHM 11500 accepted

  • PHYS 21800 or 22000 required, PHYS 15200 accepted

  • CPET 10100 and ECET 152 required, ECE 20100 + ECE 20200 + ECE 20700 accepted

  • CPET 18100 required, ITC 23000 accepted

  • ECET 26400 required, ENGR 22900 accepted

  • ECET 11100 required, ENGR 270000 accepted

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. 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.