Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

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 ~ ipfw.edu/ceit

 Program Educational Objectives:

  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Demonstrate readiness for career advancement, promotion, and mobility.
  • Demonstrate continuous learning, either on the job or in graduate school.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function as a contributing member of society and the profession.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork skills and recognize ethical responsibilities.

Student learning outcomes for the degree are:  

         Graduates will have:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined computer engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-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.
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

The B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology (CPET) 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, Electrical Engineering Technology (EET), Computer Science, and supporting science, mathematics, general education, and other technical areas. CPET courses generally focus on software strongly related to hardware, while EET 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. Based on course selection a B.S. CPET major may also qualify 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 Computer, Electrical, and Information Technology (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, power electronics systems, and computer networking.

To earn the degree, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ) and of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4); and complete the following courses earning grades of C- or better in all Core and Advanced Core Courses, Technical Electives, and General Education:

General Education Requirements-Credits: 31

General Education Requirement Capstone Experience Credits: 3

Technical Electives Credits: 10

Consult Academic Advisor. CPET/ECET/ITC Courses must be 300 or 400 level. Cr. 10

Free Elective Credits: 4

B.S. Total Credits: 120

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