Computer Engineering Technology (BS)

Computer Engineering integrates computer sciences with electronic engineering. If you want to design, build, and take apart computers, Computer Engineering Technology is for you. Because hardware, software, and systems topics overlap in the real world, we train you to evaluate the entire computer system and understand how all aspects interact.

The theory you learn in the classroom is reinforced with practical lab work, ensuring full understanding of the subject. Along with two networked computer labs, students also get to utilize three fully equipped electronics labs. Your practical experience will range from soldering circuit boards, to user interface programming.

Program graduates have gone on to work for IBM as IT architects, and elsewhere in Vermont as programmers, engineers, and circuit board technicians.

In addition to all of the Program Educational Objectives included in the associate program, the educational objectives for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program include:

  • Demonstrating knowledgeable in both theory and application and analyze, design, and implement electrical and computer systems and products
  • Applying project management techniques to electrical/computer systems and qualify for positions of responsibility
  • Demonstrating creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by researching and developing multiple solutions to problems and using a variety of tools and techniques in their work

The Student Outcomes are for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology to be able to:

  • Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of computer engineering technology to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  • 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
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to computer engineering technology educational objectives
  • Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  • Identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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

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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Computer Engineering Technology

Vermont Tech Computer Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 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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