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Computer Engineering Technology

Embedded computer systems are at the heart of devices and systems used every day.

Goals of Computer Engineers

The goal of the Computer Engineering Technology program is to provide students with applications-oriented undergraduate education based on state-of-the-art technology as a preparation for productive employment in the broad field of embedded microcomputer applications.

This goal is achieved through continual updating of course content to ensure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate computer facilities, promoting the integration of advanced computer technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of the faculty.

Coursework

The computer engineering technology major is designed to meet industry’s need for engineers with an in-depth knowledge of software and hardware design and development. From a software perspective, students gain a strong background in cutting-edge development with programming languages currently used in industry. Students learn industry standard approaches to application software development as well as state-of-the-art problem-solving techniques, using embedded “C” and assembly language.

The hardware focus of the curriculum is on digital systems design and development. From low-level gate design to high-end microprocessors and current bus standards, students gain an architectural understanding of computer systems. Students then learn the higher-level design and analysis of combinational logic, sequential logic and state machines, micro-controller systems, microprocessor systems, and state-of-the-art computer technology. Students perform schematic entry timing analysis and FPGA development in VHDL using industry standard computer-aided engineering tools.

A capstone experience in the fourth year enables students to integrate their hardware and software expertise in a year-long project course.

Degree Options

There is one Bachelor of Science (BS) degree available with this major.

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Outcomes

Our CET graduates are currently working as computer engineers responsible for the design of embedded systems, and technologists responsible for the maintenance and operation of complex control systems.

They are employed in the auto industry, factories, energy sectors and the Army.

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