Computer Engineering Technology

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186 Jay Street
Vorhees Hall 633 (V-633)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone: 718-260-5885

Student Resources

Student Resources

Find what your advisor office hours are for the current semester, click here.

The Computer Engineering Technology Department offers academic advising for students enrolled in any of our two programs, EMT and CET. Incoming students (first semester in the program, including transfer students) must get advising at the New Students Center located in the Namm building (Namm Hall 104). During the second semester, each student is assigned to an academic advisor, a fulltime faculty member. The assigned faculty member would be the academic advisor during all the time a student is enrolled in a Department’s program. This will help to get know each other better establishing a collaborative student-advisor relationship.

We encourage new students to meet their advisor as soon as possible to decide about their courses and create a practical academic plan. To find the list of the Academic Advisors and their offices hours for this semester, click here.

CET Academic Advisement Resources (Quick Start)

Take advantage of all the City Tech's academic advising resources, it will enhance your educational experience.

Who is an Academic Advisor?

An academic advisor is a student's principal point of contact for academic issues that impact progress toward the degree. An academic advisor can assist a student with course planning, registration, academic counseling and can assist in several other capacities.

What is Academic Advisement?

The academic advising’s objective is to help the student reach his/her educational and career goals. This a shared responsibility between an academic advisor and the student. However, it is the responsibility of the student to make decisions about his/her life goals by creating a plan to reach those goals. Academic advisors can assist in this process by helping the student understand options, determine resources and, when necessary, identify alternatives.

Student Responsibilities

  • Make advising appointments in advance, especially during busy registration periods.
  • Come to appointments on time, and cancel if you cannot attend.
  • You can drop by the advisor office during office hours. Find what your advisor office hours are for the current semester, click here.
  • Use Degree Audit, which you can access through the CUNY Portal, to review your degree options and requirements. Review requirements you have already completed and plan for those not yet fulfilled.
  • Make sure you bring the following items to the meeting with your advisor:
    • CUNYFirst ID (or EMPL ID) number
    • A printed copy of your Degree Audit
    • A printed and filled up copy of the CET Advisement form. Get the form from the Department’s front desk
  • Come prepared for appointments by writing down questions/concerns in advance. The last two listed documents above can help you to decide.
  • During the advising period for registration, also come with a list of courses you are interested in taking the following semester. Check the following:
  • An advisor may provide advice, not make your plans or decisions for you.
  • Define a primary plan to achieve your goals but also have an acceptable alternative.
  • Become an educated consumer so you can make well informed decisions; ask for guidance and advice from reliable sources, get advice from multiple sources, and when the advice you receive does not meet your goals or "feels" wrong, get a second opinion. Ultimately, all decisions are yours.
  • Read all CITY TECH correspondence sent to you via the US mail and email. Respond if required.
  • Take advantage of CITY TECH resources that will improve educational experience.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • An advisor may provide assistance in helping a student learn how to make practical academic plans and decisions, how to discover a range of options available to the student, based on the student’s stated goals, and how to think through the consequences of the student’s own choices.
  • Assist in development of an academic/career plans consistent with student’s stated goals, interests and abilities.
  • Provide accurate information about policies, procedures and requirements.

Expected Outcomes of Academic Advising

  • Students will know how and where to access accurate information about both CITY TECH and Department policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Students will be encouraged to make decisions that support their goals, abilities and aspirations.
  • Students will have a suggested practical academic plan to achieve their goals.

Fall 2022 Opportunities

Research Assistant Positions

ROBOTICS: Professor Lili Ma in the Dept. of Computer Engineering Technology (CET) is currently seeking undergraduate research assistant(s) working on an NSF Collaborative Research Project with five other professors in five different institutions. The research assistant is expected to work roughly 10 hours per week and will be paid at approximately $15/hour.

  • Project Title of the Collaborative Research: An Edge-Based Approach to Robust Multi-Robot Systems in Dynamic Environments
  • Specific Research Question to Answer: Cooperative Tracking of Multiple Targets in Flexible Formation Patterns
  • Duration of Project: 09/2022~08/31/2025
  • Tasks of the Undergraduate Research Assistant: Help for the development of dynamic scheduling and coordinated control algorithms; implementation of the developed algorithms on software simulation platform (i.e., the Robot Operating System — ROS) and physical robots; report weekly progress; attending and presenting at the bi-weekly group meetings with professors/researchers/students from all six institutions.
  • Requirements: junior-level or senior-level students; strong math backgrounds; programming skills in C/C++, Java, Python, MATLAB; hands-on experience and capabilities; prior knowledge in interdisciplinary areas such as Robotics, ROS, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence is a plus.
  • Application: Please email professor Ma at LMa@citytech.cuny.eduexpressing your interest and highlighting your relevant expertise.

Summer 2021 Opportunities


CUNY Recovery Corps is a special Summer Youth Employment Program just for CUNY. Help NYC recover AND earn over $2000 this summer. More info here.

The Brooklyn Education Innovation Network (BE.IN)

BE.IN is a consortium of 10 institutions, 66,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff that takes a comprehensive and innovative approach to how colleges, universities, and law schools collaborate. From academics, to student life, to administrative processes, and serving as a local talent pipeline, BE.IN plays an active role in the life, mind, and creation of partnerships and collaborative work in Brooklyn. We are Brooklyn's higher education sector.

BE.IN Current Vacancies bulletin

BE.IN Internship and jobs search page

CUNY IT Specialists Internship Program

There are two ways to secure an internship with the CUNY IT Specialists Internship Program. One is to submit a resume for an open position that is posted publicly on our own site, on your college's job board, or on a listserv. The other is to be invited by a City agency to interview for a position that may or may not be publicly posted.

CUNY ServiceCorps

It creates opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at the University to work on projects that improve the city's short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability.

Brookhaven National Laboratory: Programs and Contests for Students

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP): "Opening Doors of Opportunity - Abriendo Puertas de Oportunidad"

The HACU Internship/Workstudy Opportunities


Pace Communications: Web/Interactive Designer (contract)

Schneider Electric: Computer Science & Computer Engineering Full-time Entry Level Opportunities

Stationary Engineer: GDF SUEZ North America-Astoria, NY

Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting: Engineers, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (UR-3968)

Indeed: Job Search Engine

The New York Times Job Market

This is a list of professional organizations within the field of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computing. All our students are encouraged to join any of them and attend related organized events.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics and Engineers (IEEE)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics and Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

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American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

ASEE is a non-profit member association, founded in 1893, dedicated to promoting and improving engineering and engineering technology education. The purpose of ASEE is the advancement of education in all of its functions which pertain to engineering and allied branches of science and technology, including the processes of teaching and learning, counseling, research, extension services and public relations.

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization in the United States. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. SWE has over 26,000 members in nearly 100 professional sections and 300 student sections throughout the United States.

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Social networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

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Graduates from the BTech program in Computer Engineering Technology at CITY TECH automatically qualify for direct admission to the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. The FE exam is the first of two examinations that engineers must pass in order to be licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States, the second one is the PE exam. The FE exam is open to anyone with a degree in engineering or a related field, or currently enrolled in the last year of an ABET-accredited engineering degree program. The exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The FE is a computer-based exam that is administered year-around.

To learn more about the FE exam explore the following links:

Articulation Agreements


Introduction to AppInventor (by Dr. Mendoza)

What is a computer? (by Dr. Mendoza)

What are variables? (Dr. Mendoza and Prof. Wu)

What is control flow? (by Dr. Reyes)

What are functions? (by Dr. Mendoza)

Strings (by Prof. Wu)

Tutorials and Course Material

General Education Resources