Computer Engineering Technology (BS)

Technology changes quickly; our Computer Engineering Technology program gives students a solid foundation in all aspects of computer technology so that they can adapt to changes in the field long after graduation. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program begins where the associate degree program leaves off. Students will further expand their knowledge in hardware and software aspects of computer and embedded computer systems. They will delve deeper into digital circuits, computer architecture, signal processing, and network programming. When they graduate, they will have a diverse range of career options.

The field of Computer Engineering is constantly evolving. BS.CPE students can choose up to six technical elective courses that apply toward their degree. This allows them to keep pace with their primary areas of interest while still adhering to a core set of classes. During the four-year program, students learn to analyze, design, implement, and troubleshoot both hardware and software systems, master a variety of programming languages, and build software. In the full-year capstone project course, they plan, manage, and build a system that incorporates much of the hardware and software knowledge they have gained so far. This experience gives them a solid foundation for launching their careers.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program will:

  • Provide students with the capabilities to be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Provide the educational foundation so that graduates are knowledgeable in both theory and application with the ability to analyze, design, and implement electrical and computer systems and products
  • Qualify graduates for positions of responsibility with the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/computer systems
  • Instill the need for creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by having the students research and develop multiple solutions to problems and use a variety of tools and techniques in their work
  • Prepare graduates for lifelong learning and adaptation to new and emerging technologies
  • Provide the base of knowledge so that the graduate can continue their formal education

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of computer engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to computer 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 computer engineering technology 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 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
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

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What do employers say about Vermont Tech grads?

The caliber of VTC students is impressive. They are consistently strong contributors, even from day one.

Paul Dandurand, CEO PIEmatrix

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Alumni

Allison Miller

  • Software Developer, Logic Supply, South Burlington, Vermont
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Software Engineering, 2010

Education & Career Opportunities

100

Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Computer Engineering Technology

Vermont Tech Computer Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2015 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.

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