COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, AE, BS
Many employers today require a broad base of skills spanning both computer programming and hardware electronics. Computer Engineering Technology provides that background. Students are grounded in a fundamental engineering education in technical math, programming, calculus and physics. From there students are taken to higher levels in programming, network programming, microprocessors and computer systems. Most technical courses consist of three hours lecture and three hours laboratory session per week. Computer engineers will share lectures and laboratories with their counterparts in electrical and computer software engineering.
At a basic level, computer engineers will know how to solder circuit boards and create programs in C and Java. At higher levels they will see how operating systems work, create complex digital circuits, learn object-oriented programming and create wireless applications. During the last semester of the associates degree students will create their own projects which they formally prepare and present. A similar but more complex project is required of students completing the bachelors degree during the last two semesters they are here. Close contact with local employers and recent graduates keeps our curriculum relevant and up-to-date. Students will be tasked with independent projects, exposed to local employers and encouraged to pursue their own interests in student-run clubs. When complete, computer engineers are sought after for their skills, their accomplishments and their potential.
Education & Career Opportunities
Graduates in computer engineering are well qualified to work in a broad range of disciplines including: digital electronics, computer architecture, robotics as well as programming, networks, and system administration. Career opportunities include sales, service, programming, and manufacturing of computer-based systems. There is some mobility between computer engineering and the electrical and software engineering fields. For example, a computer engineer can earn an associates in electrical engineering with 20 additional credits.