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Computer Engineering Technology - B.S.

The Computer Engineering Technology B.S. program provides a solid foundation in computer engineering theory and practice as well as hands-on experience with modern diagnostic and development tools and technologies. With experienced faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and opportunities for research and real-world experience, this program prepares you for a fulfilling career in this fast-growing field.

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Program Description

Full Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology provides students with the opportunity to study computer systems and software-hardware interface so that they are capable of analyzing the problems in the computer and networking industry and producing computer engineering, networking and software solutions. The major's curriculum includes materials necessary for students to be eligible for industry certifications (e.g., Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA) for career advancement.

Computer engineering technologists focus on hardware or software issues. When companies need custom applications and network systems designed, they call the computer engineering technologist. In this age of heavy computer usage, with companies using computers for a large variety of functions, the computer engineering technologist is invaluable in keeping equipment running, updating software, maintaining connectivity and interfacing with users.

Computer engineering technologists typically work for large companies, installing, testing, operating and maintaining the computer network ins. They may also find employment with companies that sell computers, at computer repair stores or at independent emergency repair facilities. Other common work locations include computer and peripheral manufacturing facilities, computer distribution facilities, computer research facilities and educational institutions.

Applicants to this program should understand that this is a math-intensive program.

Students may apply early to the Master of Engineering Technology degree (Computer Engineering Technology concentration) and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.

First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State’s campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.

Transfer Students: Students who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students. For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.

Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar’s website.

Admission policies for undergraduate students may be found in the University Catalog.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Design systems, components or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Apply written, oral and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements and experiments and analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  5. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ENGR 10005INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY 3
ENGR 20000PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING 1
ENGR 23010COMPUTER HARDWARE 3
ENGR 26305NETWORKING I 2
ENGR 26306NETWORKING I LABORATORY 2
ENGR 31000CULTURAL DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY (DIVD) (WIC) 13
ENGR 33222DIGITAL DESIGN FOR COMPUTER ENGINEERING 3
ENGR 33223ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION 3
ENGR 33320APPLIED EMBEDDED SYSTEMS I 3
ENGR 36305NETWORKING II 2
ENGR 36306NETWORKING II LABORATORY 1
ENGR 36337INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY 3
ENGR 36620PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING 3
ENGR 46099COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE (ELR) 3
ENGR 46300NETWORK SECURITY 3
ENGR 46312WIRELESS NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 3
ENGR 46316SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIGURATION I 3
ENGR 46317SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIGURATION II 2
ENGR 46318SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIG II - LABORATORY 1
ENGR 46351NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN 2
ENGR 46352NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN LABORATORY 1
ENGR 47200SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)6
Electricity and Electronics Electives, choose from the following:4-7
EERT 12000
EERT 12001
ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I
and ELECTRIC CIRCUITS II
ENGR 21020
ENGR 21022
SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS
and SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS LABORATORY
Programming Elective(s), choose from the following:3-4
CS 13001
COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
ENGR 26220
ENGR 26222
PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS
and PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS LABORATORY
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BA 24056BUSINESS ANALYTICS I 3
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
MATH 11012INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 23
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 23
MGMT 24163PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 3
5
or PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
PHY 13002
PHY 13022
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 3
5
or PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credits hour, including 39 upper-division credit hours)4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

Applicants to this program should understand that this is a math-intensive program. Students admitted to the program are expected to demonstrate prerequisite knowledge on a math placement exam (the ALEKS exam) prior to starting their first semester. Students who fail to obtain the minimum score required to place into required math courses are at risk of delaying graduation.

3

PHY 23101 and PHY 23102 require prerequisites outside of this program.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000
 
Roadmap

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
ENGR 10005 INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY 3
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
MATH 11012 INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
or PHY 23101
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Three
ENG 20002 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
ENGR 20000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING 1
ENGR 23010 COMPUTER HARDWARE 3
PHY 13002
PHY 13022
or PHY 23102
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
5
Programming Elective(s) 3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
ENGR 31000 CULTURAL DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY (DIVD) (WIC) 3
MGMT 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
Electricity and Electronics Electives 4-7
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
ENGR 26305 NETWORKING I 2
ENGR 26306 NETWORKING I LABORATORY 2
ENGR 33222 DIGITAL DESIGN FOR COMPUTER ENGINEERING 3
ENGR 33223 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION 3
ENGR 36337 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY 3
ENGR 47200 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
ENGR 33320 APPLIED EMBEDDED SYSTEMS I 3
ENGR 36305 NETWORKING II 2
ENGR 36306 NETWORKING II LABORATORY 1
ENGR 36620 PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING 3
ENGR 46300 NETWORK SECURITY 3
Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
BA 24056 BUSINESS ANALYTICS I 3
ENGR 46316 SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIGURATION I 3
ENGR 46351 NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN 2
ENGR 46352 NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN LABORATORY 1
Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level) 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
ENGR 46099 COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE (ELR) 3
ENGR 46312 WIRELESS NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 3
ENGR 46317 SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIGURATION II 2
ENGR 46318 SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIG II - LABORATORY 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus
Accreditation

The B.S. degree in Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Student Achievement Data
Computer Engineering Technology; Enrolled
201820192020202120222023
18646798119127
Computer Engineering Technology; Graduated
201820192020202120222023
-164814

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Computer network architects

5.0%

faster than the average

160,100

number of jobs

$116,780

potential earnings

Network and computer systems administrators

4.3%

about as fast as the average

373,900

number of jobs

$84,810

potential earnings

Computer systems analysts

7.4%

faster than the average

632,400

number of jobs

$93,730

potential earnings

Electronics engineers, except computer

1.4%

slower than the average

134,900

number of jobs

$107,540

potential earnings

Notice:

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.

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