Computer Engineering Technology

About the Major

Computer engineering technology students learn to develop and to implement computer applications used every day. From microprocessors to memory systems, software, and PCs—computers have revolutionized the way we live and work. Your knowledge can influence this everyday technology: handheld devices, networks, medical equipment, smartphones, robotics, and more. An engineering technology degree allows you to use new and emerging technology to install, service, and maintain software and hardware and to solve problems as part of a larger project.  

Skills and abilities this major develops include: troubleshooting; problem solving; math skills; application and design of hardware; conducting and interpreting experiments; utilizing systems and software programs; and installing, servicing, testing, repairing and maintaining computer systems.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Electrical machines
  • Java programming
  • Electronics circuit analysis
  • Emerging information, communications, and technologies
  • Introduction to microprocessors
  • Industrial control

Possible Careers

  • Electronic equipment representative
  • Electrical/electronic tech
  • Security manager
  • Computer service technician
  • Computer network specialist

Where could I work?

  • IBM
  • Cummins
  • United States Navy
  • RPM Technologies
  • Eli Lilly and Company

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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