Computer Engineering Technology (CET)
Diploma Degree in Computer Engineering Technology (CET)
The Computer Engineering Technology program prepares graduates with knowledge, problem-solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in embedded systems, networking, computer and electronics manufacturing, testing, evaluation, simulation, and maintenance of computer systems.
The total credits required for graduation are 65 credits, normally achievable within two years of full-time study.
Program Educational Objectives
The Computer Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students for continuous learning and successful careers. Our alumni are expected to:
- Develop a fulfilling career in the Computer Engineering Technology field
- Employ learned Computer Engineering Technology skills as individuals or in professional teams to solve technical problems
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in Computer Engineering Technology practice
- Pursue career advancement through professional development courses or Bachelor degree education
- Show knowledge of engineering technology standards and ethical values in solving Computer Engineering Technology problems
The Computer Engineering Technology program adopts the “Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology – Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission” (ABET – ETAC) learned capabilities in achieving student outcomes. Graduates of Computer Engineering Technology must demonstrate:
- an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Graduates will be prepared for careers in embedded systems, networking, computer and electronics manufacturing, as computer engineering technicians, network specialists, engineering aides, plant maintenance personnel, and technical salespeople. These jobs are abundant in the oil and gas, electric power, telecommunication and networking, water, and transport industries.