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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
Department of Computer, Electrical, and Information Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-6338 ~ www.ceit.ipfw.edu


 Program Educational Objectives:

  • To ensure that students have the knowledge and ability to function as a member of a technical staff who can use current industrial practices and design procedures for development, implementation, and project management of computer-based software and systems or electrical/electronic(s) hardware and software.
  • To prepare students for career advancement, promotion, and mobility.
  • To help students develop the knowledge and ability to continue learning, either on-the job or in graduate school.
  • To prepare students to be contributing members of society and the profession.
  • To provide students with skills in teamwork and to recognize ethical responsibilities.

Student learning objectives for the degree are:  

 Graduates will have:

  • An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of computer engineering technology.
  • An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  • An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams.
  • An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in writing, and in oral presentation.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • The knowledge of and respect for diverse backgrounds and contemporary societal and global issues concerning the profession.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 

The B.S. in CPET program focuses on applications and application packages in areas of information technology and electronics to support information technology. This can be contrasted with Computer Engineering programs where the focus is on the theory and design of computer-based systems and Computer Science with a focus on computer program design. A graduate of this program will have the training and skills encompassed by a combination of CPET, ECET, CS, and supporting science, mathematics, general education, and other technical areas. CPET courses generally focus on software strongly related to hardware, while ECET courses focus on hardware and related software. A strong feature of the CPET program is the adaptability of the curriculum to concentrate on technical applications similar to those being developed and implemented for use in industry such as: industrial networking, web-based control, electronic devices, web services, and other aspects of enterprise networking. During the latter portion of the B.S. in CPET program, the student also qualifies for an A.S. in EET. 

The curriculum described below provides a technical education in the area of industrial and enterprise computer networking. The core provides the student with basic instruction in analog and digital circuit analysis with hands-on laboratory work. It also introduces the fundamentals of computer systems, programming, and applications using word processors, spreadsheets, and highand low-level computer languages. The specialization area provides in-depth knowledge about networking and the requisite hardware and software. Other required courses provide mathematical and communication skills, and sufficient knowledge of the industrial environment to perform effectively in the workplace. The B.S. also enables you to pursue advanced degrees in management, engineering, technology, or computer science.

The CEIT department also offers the Bachelor and Associate of Science with a major in electrical engineering technology and the Bachelor of Science with a major in information technology. In addition to the degrees, the department offers a minor in electronics and certificate programs in computer-controlled systems, electronic communications, power electronics systems, and computer networking.

To earn the degree, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8) and of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4); and complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements


The courses listed below will meet the IPFW General Education Requirements required in the Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology.

Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 9


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 7


Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Required CPET/ECET/CS Elective Courses Credits: 12


At least two courses or 6 of the 12 elective credits must be CPET/ECET courses. Two courses or 6 of the 12 elective credits may be CS courses.

Required English Technical Writing Courses Credits: 3


Total Credits: 127


Minor in Computer Science (B.S. CPET) Credits: 20


If you use the two CPET/ECET/CS Electives in the curriculum for two of the courses, you can receive a CS minor by taking only one course not in the curriculum. See your advisor for more information on the forms required to pursue a Minor.

(Only computer science courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better can be applied to the degree or used to satisfy prerequisites)

  • Approved computer science courses at the 200 level or above Credits: 6

Minor in Mathematics Credits (B.S. CPET): 20


Only one additional Mathematics course (MA 321 or MA 351) is required for a Mathematics Minor beyond the courses required in the curriculum. See your advisor for more information on the forms required to pursue a Minor.

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