Bachelor of Technology in
COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BTech in CET)
A four year degree program in Computer Engineering Technology (CET)
The first two years of the baccalaureate program automatically earn the AAS degree in Electromechanical Engineering Technology. The program is designed such that students from other AAS programs like Electrical Technology and Mechanical Technology can also transfer smoothly to the BTech CET program.
The last two years of the CET program are built upon the knowledge gained at the AAS level. The last two years of the program place an emphasis on computer-controlled systems, computer networking, advanced coverage of computers and electronics, programming and advanced mathematics. Students are expected to apply, analyze, and think independently.
A wide selection of technical electives, including topics from computer engineering technology, electrical and telecommunications engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, computer programming and design, give students considerable latitude to specialize in their own area of interest.
Options after Graduation
Graduates of this program can further pursue graduate programs in related areas such as Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science, or qualify for the occupational titles such as field engineer, systems engineer, computer repair technician, electrical technician, laboratory technician, help desk / technical support, computer security specialist, system analyst, project control engineer, network administrator and assistant / associate manager.
Potential employers for students graduated from this program are manufacturers and users of computer and electromechanical equipment. The list of employers of graduates of this program include Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Metro North Rail Road, Consolidated Edison, NYC Department of Education, IBM, G.A.L Manufacturing Corporation, Earth Institute at Columbia, DMJM Harris Inc., Light Speed Connections and General Electric.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET), http://www.abet.org/.
To accomplish its mission, the CET department has established the following Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Program Student Outcomes (PSO) for the Computer Engineering Technology curriculum (BTech degree).
Program Educational Objectives
- 1. Graduates of the CET program are expected to be employed, as engineering technologists or the equivalent, in positions beyond the entry-level for which this program has prepared them. They will be expected to practice their profession either as individual contributors or as members of a team in a competent and efficient manner.
- 2. Graduates of the CET program who desire to continue their education will pursue the path towards a master’s degree in a related graduate program. This may be on a part-time basis, while employed, or it may be on a full-time basis.
- 3. Graduates of the CET program might become members of a professional society related to their employment or field of study. They will be committed to continue as lifelong learners and contributors to their discipline, and remain prepared to respond to the dynamics of the society.
Program Student Outcomes
General (Adopted from ETAC / ABET Criterion 3)
- a) an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
- b) 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;
- c) an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
- d) an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
- e) an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
- f) an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
- g) 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;
- h) an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- i) an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
- j) a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
- k) a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Discipline Specific (Adopted from ETAC / ABET Program Criteria)
Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in:
- a) the ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.
- b) the ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.
- c) the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.
Student Enrollment Information for the Past 5 Years
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