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Computer Engineering Technology BS

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The computer engineering technology program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career as a computing professional and who desires a challenging curriculum which offers an wholistic approach to computing. Shawnee State’s program maintains a balance between computer software and hardware by blending the most critical courses from computer science with those from electrical engineering technology.

The program also balances computing theory with application by offering rigorous courses, based on the most recent ACM/IEEE computer engineering technology curricula guidelines, and adding to each of these courses an applied lab component. These labs encourage the application of theoretical knowledge to real-world projects which involve software applications, microprocessor-based systems, and computer networks.

The overall breadth and depth of the program prepares graduates to apply computing-based solutions to problems in industry, business, and medicine. In addition, their skills help them expand the frontiers of society by enabling those in the arts and sciences to attain greater levels of achievement in science, literature, art, music, and philosophy through appropriately applied computing technologies.

Careers available to graduates of the computer engineering technology program include:

  • Software application developer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Local area network specialist
  • Data communications specialist
  • Digital system designer
  • Applied research and development engineer

Degree Requirements

General Education Program 24 Hours

The General Education Program is composed of 34 credit hours minimum of which 10 hours may be satisfied by the following mathematics and science requirements in the computer engineering technology curriculum: MATH 1300 and natural science courses PHYS 2211 and 2212. Further information about the GEP is listed in the General Education Program  or can be obtained from the department chairperson’s office. If English placement is ENGL 1101, then total GEP hours will be 25.

Mathematics Courses 13 Hours
Natural Science Courses 8 Hours
Electricity and Electronics Tech. Crs. 10 Hours
Computer Eng. Tech. Courses 61 Hours
Engineering Management Courses 3 Hours
Technical Electives 12 Hours
 NOTE:  If English placement is ENGL 1101, total hours will be 132; if ETEC 4301 used in place of IDST 4490, total hours will be 128.  
Total Hours Required 128-133 Hours

Computer Engineering Technology Courses (61 Hours)*

 * ETEC 4301 Design Lab 1 is an IDST 4490 Senior Seminar Alternative Class

Engineering Management Courses (3 Hours)

Select from either ETCO 2225 Industrial Management and Occupational Safety (3 hours) or ETPL 3320 Plant Layout and Cost Analysis (3 hours).

Technical Electives (12 Hours)

Examples of technical electives are CADD, math, visual basic, graphics, artificial intelligence, machine tools, robotics, PLC course, hydraulics and pneumatics, electromechanical courses, ETGG 1803 Concepts of 3D Graphics and Mathematics, and ETGG 4804 Optimization Techniques. Technical electives should be coordinated with the student’s academic advisor.

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