Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

BS in Computer Engineering Technology

Overview

Embedded systems are at the heart of devices and systems you see every day. Computer engineers design embedded systems that are included within medical diagnostic equipment, digital cameras, missile guidance systems, anti-lock braking systems, scanners, copiers, switches, routers, and cell phones. The embedded systems designer requires knowledge of computer hardware and software.   The computer engineering technology major is designed to meet industry’s ever-increasing need for employees with an in-depth knowledge of hardware and software design and development. The curriculum bridges the gap between these two disciplines by providing a solid foundation in each and integrating them with intensive classroom and laboratory experiences. The BS in Computer Engineering Technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org .

Position Titles of Recent Graduates

  • DSP Engineer
  • Sr. Systems Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Field Applications Engineer
  • Digital Hardware Engineer
  • Software Engineer

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Five Year Semester Curriculum Plan

5 Year Semester Flow Chart

YEAR COURSE NUMBER NAME FALL SPRING PREREQUISITE SUMMER
1       MATH-171 Calculus A (LAS-P7A) 3     Summer
Vacation
EEET-111 DC Circuits 3   MATH-111, Co-req: EEET-112
EEET-112 DC Circuits Lab 1   Co-req: EEET-111
CPET-141 Digital Fundamentals 2   Co-req: CPET-142
CPET-142 Digital Fundamentals Lab 1   Co-req: CPET-141
GE Perspective (LAS-P1) 3    
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR (LAS-P1) 3    
MATH-172 Calculus B (LAS-P7B)   3 MATH-171
EEET-121 AC Circuits   3 EEET-111&112,MATH-171, Co-req: EEET-122
EEET-122 AC Circuits Lab   1 EEET-111&112,MATH-171, Co-req: EEET-121
CPET-121 Computational Problem Solving I   3  
GE Perspective (LAS-P2)   3  
WRITING SEMINAR (LAS-F2)   3  
            2       MATH-173 Calculus C 3   MATH-172 Summer
Vacation
EEET-211 Electronics I 3   EEET-121&122, Co-req: EEET-212
EEET-212 Electronics I Lab 1   EEET-121&122, Co-req: EEET-211
CPET-201 Microcontroller Systems 2   CPET-141&142&121, Co-req: CPET-202
CPET-202 Microcontroller Systems Lab 1   CPET-141&142&121, Co-req: CPET-201
GE Perspective (LAS-P3) 3    
CHMG-141 General & Analytical Chem I ( LAS-P5) 3   Co-req: CHMG-145
CHMG-145 General & Analytical Chem I Lab 1   Co-req: CHMG-141
MATH-211 Calculus & DEQ   3 MATH-173
EEET-221 Electronics II   2 EEET-211&212. Co-req: EEET-222
EEET-222 Electronics II Lab   1 EEET-211&212. Co-req: EEET-221
CPET-241 Digital Systems Design   3 CPET-141&142, Co-req: CPET-242
CPET-242 Digital Systems Design Lab   1 CPET-141&142, Co-req: CPET-241
STAT-145 Intro to Statistics   3 EEET-121&122, Co-req: EEET-242
GE Perspective (LAS-P4)   1  
3 PHYS-111 College Physics I (LAS-P6) 4    

Co-Op
Work Period #2

EEET-321 Signals Systems and Transforms 4   EEET-121&122, MATH-211, Co-req: STAT-145
CPET-341 Hardware Description Lang 2   CPET-241 & 242
CPET-342 Hardware Description Lang Lab 1   CPET-241 & 242
CPET-321 Comp Problem Solving II ( LAS) 3   CPET-121
GE Immersion ( LAS-I1) 3    
EEET-299 Career Orientation 0    
CPET-499 Computer Eng Tech Co-op Work Period #1   0 CPET-201 & 202 & 321
4 CPET-481 Networking Technologies 3   STAT-145 & MATH-171 Co-Op
Work Period #3
EEET-425 Digital Signal Processing 4   EET-321
EEET-421 Design and Innovation (Writing Intensive ) 3   EEET-221 & 222 & CPET-201
GE

Immersion ( LAS-I2)

3    
Technical Elective 1   3    
MFET-436 Engineering Economics   3 MATH-111 or Higher
CPET-561 Embedded Systems Design I   4 CPET-201 & 202 & 341 & 342
CPET-461 Real Time Operating Systems   3 CPET-201 & 202 & 321
GE Immersion (LA-I3)   3  
Technical Elective 2     3  
5 CPET-563 Embedded Systems Design II Co-Op
Work Period 4
3 CPET-561  
General Education Elective   4  
Free Electives   3  
Free Electives   3  

Degree Options

Students matriculated in this degree can elect to use their two technical electives and two free electives to complete one of two degree options. Each option consists of four courses. The courses in the two options are listed below.

Telecommunications

  • CAST-CPET-481 Networking Technologies (required by major)
  • CAST-EEET-311 Communications Elec / EEET-312 Communications Elec Lab
  • CAST-EEET-525 Wireless RF System
  • CAST-EEET-531 Fiber Optics Technology

Audio

  • CAST-EEET-261 Fund of Audio Engineering
  • CAST-EEET-361 Modern Audio Production
  • CAST-EEET-461 Introduction to Acoustics
  • CAST-EEET-561 Audio Power Amplifier

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Course Descriptions

Course descriptions can be found Here. Enter "C" then select CPET.

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Program Accreditation and Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org .

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the Computer Engineering Technology program are to produce graduates who are prepared with the depth of knowledge, breadth of experiences and an attitude of professionalism that will enable them to:

  • pursue successful careers in their chosen professional field;

  • embark on careers of personal and professional growth; and
  • pursue life-long learning to enhance their undergraduate degree and advance their careers.


Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes (SO's) for the Computer Engineering Technology program have been established such that students will demonstrate the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors, at the time of graduation.

Graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology program will…

  • work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • think critically to identify and solve problems using analytical and experimental tools.
  • demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, and skills of the technical component of the curriculum.
  • communicate in a clear and concise manner using written and oral communications.
  • uphold the highest standard of integrity and ethical conduct.
  • develop life long learning skills that ensure technical competency and professional growth.
  • recognize contemporary professional, social, and global issues and demonstrate a respect for diversity.
  • have a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

 

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