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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

Computer Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives (PDF)

These are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation. The audiences for objective statements are external constituents such as prospective students, alumni, employers, transfer institutions and student sponsors.

Once our students are out in the workforce they should be able to:

  1. Engage in applications oriented work and management of computer systems, including software, hardware, computer networking and network management.
  2. Use appropriate theory, mathematics and computational technology to analyze and solve problems encountered in the applications of computer systems.
  3. Communicate, using oral, written and computer based communication technology, as well as function effectively as an individual and a team member in professional environment.
  4. Pursue lifelong learning and continuous improvement of their knowledge and skills in the design, development, and application of computer systems in diverse industries with the highest professional and ethical standards.
  5. Understand the local, national and global issues related to the development and applications of computer systems and to be considerate of the impact of these issues on different cultures.

Student Outcomes

Computer Engineering Technology Student Outcomes (PDF)

These are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.

By the time of graduation, students in the Computer Engineering Technology program will have or demonstrate:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. 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;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. 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;
  8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement;
  12. the application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, local area networks, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems;
  13. 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;
  14. the ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems;
  15. the ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems; and
  16. the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.