COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Email address: KhanMN@alfredstate.edu

AAS Degree – Code #1602

BS Degree - Code #1357

M. Nawaz Khan, Program Coordinator

The computer engineering technology program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to secure employment as technicians or technologists who are capable of installing, designing, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and networks. This is a hands-on, technically oriented program with a focus on computer system hardware and network infrastructure, but does include software development and operating systems course work. The program is designed to prepare students for professional certification examinations leading to certifications such as the CompTIA A+ and Network+, Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

The first year of the computer engineering technology program provides students with a foundation of knowledge in digital and electronic circuits and math, as well as an introduction to computer systems and networking. In the following years, the program builds upon the electric and computer background and continues developing skills in computer hardware, operating systems, and networking. In the fourth year of the program, students can either complete a senior project or do an internship with an employer. The internship program provides real-world experience for students by having them work for an entire semester at a company.

Students may enter the Bachelor of Science program in computer engineering technology as freshmen for an eight-semester sequence, or in the fifth semester as transfer students with the appropriate technical background. Typically, graduates of AAS computer engineering technology programs can be articulated to complete the bachelor program in two years. Additionally, students entering the bachelor of science program in computer engineering technology as freshmen can apply for an AAS degree in computer engineering technology upon completion of the AAS requirements (typically at the end of the fourth semester). This, along with potential industry certifications earned, can enable the student to obtain meaningful summer or part-time employment opportunities while completing studies.

Both computer engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A laptop computer is required for students entering the computer engineering technology program. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops and wireless modem cards to all students who have been accepted to attend Alfred State. Some courses may require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - AAS Degree

a. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.

b. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.

c. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.

d. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

e. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.

f. 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.

g. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

h. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

i. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

j. The application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.

k. The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - BS Degree

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.

k. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

l. The application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.

m. The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.

n. The ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.

o. The ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.

p. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The AAS in the computer engineering technology program produces graduates who:

1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve computer engineering problems.

2. Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on a multidisciplinary team.

3. Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.

4. Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of computer engineering technology solutions on industry and the general public.

5. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support computer engineering practice.

The BS in computer engineering technology program produces graduates who:

1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve computer engineering problems.

2. Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on a multidisciplinary team.

3. Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.

4. Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of computer engineering technology solutions on industry and the general public.

5. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support computer engineering practice.

6. Design computer engineering systems, components or processes to meet industry needs.

7. Design computer engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support the problem solving process and project design.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State computer engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the computer engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree programs.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from the associate-level computer engineering technology program are eligible to continue their education by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program in computer engineering technology at Alfred State or elsewhere. Our computer engineering technology AAS two-year degree program is the same as the first two years of the computer engineering technology BS four-year degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Computer network technician

Computer network systems integrator

Computer network support specialist

Computer network administrator

Computer network engineering technician

Computer systems engineering technician

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Computer Engineering Technology (AAS degree) - 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

Computer Engineering Technology (BS degree) - 100 percent are employed.

ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION DATA

Computer Engineering Technology (AAS degree) - Enrollment - 11; 9% graduated in 2 years and 18% graduated in 3 years.

Computer Engineering Technology (BS) - Enrollment - 4; 25% graduated in 4 years and 50% graduated in 6 years.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Computer & Electronic Systems Technician

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering Technology

Information Technology: Network Administration

Information Security and Assurance

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (AAS)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS (BS)

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY – AAS/BS Degree

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ELET

1001

Seminar

1

ELET

1202

Intro. to Electrical Technology

2

ELET

1133

Digital Logic

3

ELET

1111

Digital Logic Lab

1

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

MATH

1033

College Algebra or Higher*

3

13

Second

CISY

2143

Microcomputer Systems (A+)

3

ELET

1143

Electronic Fabrication

3

ELET

1103

Circuit Theory I

3

ELET

1151

Circuit Theory I Lab

1

MATH

2043

College Trigonometry or Higher*

3

LITR

xxx3

Gen. Ed. - Literature Elective

3

16

Third

CISY

5123

Scientific Programming C++

3

ELET

2103

Electronics Theory I

3

ELET

2151

Electronics I Lab

1

ELET

2143

Embedded Controller Fund

3

CISY

4033

Networking I

3

PHYS

1024

General Physics I

4

17

Fourth

ELET

2163

Voice and Data Communications

3

CISY

4053

Linux/Unix Admin Scripting

3

MATH

1063

Technical Calculus I

3

PHYS

2023

General Physics II

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage & Family Acrs. Wrld. Cultures OR

3

PLSC

1043

American Government

15

* If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

61 semester credit hours in program as listed above

25 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least five of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)

2.0 or above cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 or above grade point average in major courses (ELET, CISY)

Approval of department faculty

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - BS Degree

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

XXXX

xxxx

Major Elective

3

ELET

5113

Electronic Communications

3

COMP

5703

Technical Writing II

3

MATH

2074

Technical Calculus II

4

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

16

Sixth

XXXX

xxx3

Upper Major Elective

3

ELET

7404

Embedded & Real Time Systems

4

ELET

xxx3

Major Elective

3

ELET

xxx3

Major Elective

3

MATH

xxx4

Upper Division Math Elective

4

17

Seventh

BSET

7001

Senior Seminar & Project Design

1

ELET

7204

Routing & Switching

4

MATH

7113

Economic Analysis for Engineering Tech

3

MATH

7123

Statistics for Engineering Tech.

3

PHYS

8013

Modern Physics

3

CHEM

5013

Applied Chemical Principles

3

17

Eighth

BSET

8006*

Senior Internship OR

6

BSET

8003

Senior Technical Project AND

3

xxx3

Upper Level Major Elective

3

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

xxx3

Upper Level General Education Elective

3

15

* See Elective Sheet for four-year majors for Gen. Ed. & other types of electives

** One-half of Gen. Ed. Silo for "Communication"

Internship Prerequisites: Minimum program GPA of 2.5 and minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree

126 semester credit hours in eight-semester program

60 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least seven of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)

Minimum of 45 hours upper division

Minimum of 24 hours upper division in major

Minimum of 30 hours upper division in residence

2.0 or above cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 or above grade point average in major courses (BSET, CISY, ELET)

Approval of department faculty

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

The Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology is recognized as a "professional degree" that qualifies for experience/education credit toward Professional Engineering (PE) licensure. Graduates from Alfred State's program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.