The goal of the Computer Engineering Technology program is to provide students with a high quality applications-oriented undergraduate education based on state-of-the-art technology as a preparation for productive employment in the broad field of computer applications. This goal is achieved through several objectives such as continuing to update specific courses in the program to ensure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate computer facilities, promoting the integration of advanced computer technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of the faculty. The program is designed to satisfy the educational needs of the urban Houston community by providing a climate that fosters self-awareness, personal growth, and a desire for life-long learning.
Computers are used to control processes in manufacturing, chemical production, and oil refining. They are used to route data and conversations in telephone communication; provide the best shipping, billing, routing, and inventory information for shipping and trucking; and passenger ticketing and routing information for airlines. Computers and appropriate software packages are also used to solve scientific and engineering problems, to aid in medical tests and diagnoses, and to help design structures and buildings.
With computers assisting nearly every professional and leisure activity of modern life, people who can design, install, configure, network, and maintain computer systems can make a valuable contribution to business and industry. People familiar with both the hardware and software requirements of computers are especially valuable.
Computer Engineering Technology majors study the application of state-of-the-art hardware and software in contemporary computer systems. Students are given a solid foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, and electronics. A thorough study is made of digital circuits and systems, and computer circuits and systems. Hardware and software aspects of computers are covered in detail. Graduates of Computer Engineering Technology are qualified for immediate employment in a variety of industries as sales representatives, field specialists, interface designers, software specialists, and digital applications specialists.
Majors in Computer Engineering Technology may use no grade below C- in junior and senior level ELET courses to satisfy major degree requirements.
Students pursuing the Computer Engineering Technology major must complete the following requirements, in addition to university core and general college requirements.